Cresco partners with and& Summit & Festival

and& is a one of a kind summit & festival at the intersection of health, tech & creativity curated for the curious.

and& presents a well-selected worldwide collage of +100 thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs & artists of all backgrounds who are invited to explore the impact of health, tech & creativity on future city life. Participants should expect 4 days & nights of inspiring talks, avant-garde music acts, a start-up & scale-up forum, a tech expedition & art intervention in public space.

The very first edition of and& takes place from 2 through 5 May in various citywide venues in the intimate city of Leuven, Belgium.

Startup Demo Day

On 3 May 2018 a selection of the cream of the crop of Belgian startups will be presenting their businesses, innovative technologies & services to an impressive audience of investors, CEO’s, media, entrepreneurs & industry experts. This event is dedicated to entrepreneurship & framed by inspiring keynotes.

At the Startup Demo Day, Omar Mohout, currently Entrepreneurship Fellow at Sirris, and Cresco Co-Managing Partner David Dessers, will talk about the Belgian startup and scaleup scene and scaling best practices. The winners take home 50,000 Euro worth of prizes.

Partnership rationale

David Dessers and Pieter Capiau, corporate technology partners at Cresco, explain why the firm is investing in this partnership: “At Cresco, we are passionate about entrepreneurship and contributing to entrepreneurial growth. We are intimately aware that Cresco and its lawyers form an integral part of the broader business community and strongly believe in our duty to contribute to the future and success of such community well beyond our client services.”

Adds Yannick Verrycke, corporate technology partner at Cresco: “We are thrilled to team up with and&, a unique summit & festival at the intersection of health, tech & creativity. We firmly believe and& will develop into a great platform, providing all participants with knowhow, insights and network to exponentially grow their activities, thus contributing to overall economic growth.

Pieter Goiris, curator of and&, outlines the importance of this partnership: “Cresco – which is undoubtedly considered as a thought leader on entrepreneurship and scaling best practices - is uniquely positioned to provide growth companies with solid strategic guidance throughout their entire lifecycle.

About Cresco

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