Info Event

Would you like to spend your spare time in a useful way that is also a lot of fun? Are your skills not entirely developed and would you like to improve them this year? Or are you more interested in creating social impact while doing a sustainable project in the South?

Do you think the academic approach is too focused on theory and would you love to turn your theoretical knowledge into practical experience? Are you excited to meet lots of students from different faculties? AFC Leuven vzw certainly hassomething to offer you!

Join us on October 2th at 19h00 in aula PDS and discover our activities, projects and workshops for this semester! Not sure yet which activity suits you best? After the presentation you can ask us all of your questions and get to know our organizations better by a bite and a drink!

Register on and have the chance to win a 4-course menu (wines included) for you and your plus-one at Zarza. 🥂

We are already looking forward to welcoming and meeting all of you! Hopefully we’ll see you there

Student Startup Forum

Have you always been interested in entrepreneurship? Do you want to improve your professional
skills or listen to some of Belgium’s greatest entrepreneurs? Student Startup Forum is the place to
Tuesday April 2, you can enjoy a wide variety of activities, organised to encourage all students to
bring out their inner-entrepreneur and to get a chance to meet famous entrepreneurs and start-ups.
It will be a day full of inspiring keynotes, interactive workshops and a giant start-up alley. In doing so,
AFC tries to pass on the entrepreneurial mindset to all motivated students.
Do not miss out on this splendid event by already following the Facebook page ‘Student Startup
Forum’. See you there!

The story behind music

What is the main activity of students during the summer in Belgium? Festivals! Many people do not
realise that a festival is more than just drinking, expensive tickets, crowded places, an audience and
a stage with a band. Do not forget about the build-up of the stage, the suppliers of food and drinks,
logistics, volunteers, budgeting, pricing and everything happening backstage, such as security. These
are just a few areas where decisions have a crucial impact on the success of the festival. Is more
always better? Are the increasing prices just a logic decision or is there a strategy behind it? On
March 19, 2019 all these questions will be answered by pioneers in the world of festivals and topclass
entrepreneurs of the supporting firms. Be sure to look at our Facebook page to be updated on
this unique event organised by AFC Leuven.

Women in Leadership

Being a woman in the business world amongst many men is not an easy job, you would think… You
are mistaken! During our ‘Women In Leadership’ event on March 4, we elaborate on how women
contribute to business and entrepreneurship. Some first-class women will tell their stories and
experiences. We strongly encourage you to join us and discover how these women made their way
in the tough business world. After the speeches, we take some time for a short Q&A session in which
everyone gets a chance to find an answer to his/her questions. Of course, we end the evening with a
reception where you will have the opportunity to talk with the entrepreneurial women. Be sure to
follow us on Facebook to be updated on the speakers and location!

Pitch Bootcamp

Do you have trouble in selling yourself? Do you want to know how to formulate the perfect pitch? Or
do you want to seize the opportunity to get to know the company of your dreams? Then Pitch
Bootcamp will certainly be something for you!
We have prepared an evening during which some highly placed individuals can inspire you by means
of a Q&A session, followed by an intense day of pitching and networking.
This way, you get to know your professional-self and how to present yourself to the corporate world.
You have the opportunity to pitch yourself in front of companies active in a lot of different industries
and afterwards, to network with them. Whether you are looking for an internship, job or
mentorship, we will certainly find a match for you! Keep an eye on the Facebook page ‘Pitch
Bootcamp Leuven’ to stay up-to-date about the practical side of this bootcamp.

Sustainability Forum

Sustainability. Probably the most popular word nowadays in mission, vision and value statements.
Yet, does anybody know what ‘sustainability’ really means? Why are firms currently focussing so
hard on the integration of sustainability? What is the influence of our government on this new
concept? And what firms take the lead when it comes to sustainability: the established firms or the
start-ups? All these questions will be answered at Sustainability Forum on November 14. Thanks to
the close cooperation between AFD and AFC, we manage to offer a wide variety of readings,
keynotes and interesting firms. This way every student will find something of his/her interest.

Young Entrepreneurs

When we hear the word “Entrepreneur”, we think most of the times about icons like Marc Coucke,
Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, … Their stories feed our imagination to such extent which
makes it seem that we are still miles away from entrepreneurship. However, there are many
students of our age that have surprising start-ups and whom can inspire us to do something
ourselves. Join us at this first AFC event and let the stories and experiences of starting studententrepreneurs
inspire you.

Entrepreneur Challenge

The second edition of the ‘Entrepreneur Challenge’ will again be organised by Ekonomika, VTK and
AFC Leuven. We aim to create a thriving competition amongst students which will inspire their
entrepreneurial mind. The challenge starts with a selection case after which only the chosen teams
will be able to participate in a variety of workshops and one-on-one sessions in front of angel
investors, start-ups and incubators to prepare themselves for the final pitch. The winner with the
most innovative idea will receive a great price! Do you have a top-class start-up idea? Or do you just
want to be part of this great experience? Even without an idea, you can certainly participate and
develop a creative start-up idea during one of the workshops.