Academy

The acad­e­my

At Cresco we are pas­sion­ate about entre­pre­neur­ship and fos­ter­ing the growth of our clients. We are inti­mate­ly aware that Cresco and its lawyers form an inte­gral part of the busi­ness and invest­ment com­mu­ni­ty and strong­ly believe in our duty to con­tribute to the future and suc­cess of such com­mu­ni­ty well beyond our client services. 

As part of our com­mit­ment, we have found­ed the Cresco Acad­e­my, ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing entre­pre­neurs, com­pa­nies and the invest­ment com­mu­ni­ty with the knowl­edge, know-how, insight and net­work to grow their busi­ness­es to the next level.

We have deep-root­ed rela­tion­ships with entre­pre­neurs and com­pa­nies, lead­ing investors, banks and account­ing firms, as well as uni­ver­si­ties, incu­ba­tors and accel­er­a­tors. We are keen on lever­ag­ing our net­work through Cresco Acad­e­my to pro­vide a unique learn­ing and net­work­ing platform.

Cresco net­work­ing

We reg­u­lar­ly orga­nize net­work­ing events which are open to entre­pre­neurs, emerg­ing, growth and estab­lished com­pa­nies, as well as oth­er mem­bers of the invest­ment com­mu­ni­ty, and serve as an inter­ac­tive plat­form to social­ize, share expe­ri­ences and build long-last­ing networks.

Expert guid­ance

We pro­vide expert guid­ance and coun­selling to hun­dreds of entre­pre­neurs in sem­i­nars and (group and indi­vid­ual) work­shops, e.g., con­cern­ing the fol­low­ing topics:

  • For­ma­tion, fund­ing and scal­ing of tech­nol­o­gy companies
  • Founder rela­tions and dilemmas
  • Own­er­ship struc­tures of tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­nies and opti­miza­tion of founder stakes
  • Val­u­a­tion ver­sus investor protection
  • Intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty strat­e­gy, pro­tec­tion and enforcement
  • Intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty mon­e­ti­za­tion strategies
  • Com­mer­cial con­tract­ing for tech­nol­o­gy companies
  • Open source management
  • Cor­po­rate ven­tur­ing for start-ups
  • Cor­po­rate ven­tur­ing for corporates


Busi­ness, strat­e­gy and legal education

Cresco Acad­e­my orga­nizes con­fer­ences and sem­i­nars with the aim to give back to the entre­pre­neur com­mu­ni­ty. We always endeav­or to involve expe­ri­enced indus­try lead­ers and entre­pre­neurs, investors and oth­er thought lead­ers to share their knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence with the par­tic­i­pants. Sev­er­al broad top­ics cov­er­ing busi­ness, strat­e­gy and legal mat­ters are treat­ed at Cresco Acad­e­my events. We strong­ly believe in the inter­ac­tive case study method allow­ing the par­tic­i­pants to gain insight into real life exam­ples instead of abstract the­o­ries. Since the for­ma­tion of Cresco we have part­nered with promi­nent insti­tutes and orga­ni­za­tions to share with them our exper­tise, knowl­edge, know-how and insights. 

“We’re convinced the start-ups, scale-ups and corporates will benefit enormously from the insights and expertise of Cresco. Their experience in the design and implementation of complex open innovation and corporate partnering strategies is unparalleled in Belgium.”

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