The Miles Ahead team consists of a core team and operating partners. The core team is responsible for the daily development of the Deep Tech & AI startups. The team of operating partners offers additional expertise and network.Join our team
Miles Ahead is set up as a partnership to allow for flexibility in the staffing of the team
Maarten has spearheaded the technological organisation of a number of companies (CTO Showpad, Tech Lead In the Pocket) and joins as Product and Technology Strategy/Organisation Leader. His main goal in life is creating cool stuff with talented and/or ambitious people, pushing the envelope of what is possible while having fun. Passionate about physics and nature and he probably runs faster than you.
Luc specializes in providing exceptional customer experiences through data-driven insights and has extensive experience in delivering AI and machine-learning solutions. Luc previously was co-founder & CEO of pioneering Big Data /SaaS companies (Porthus, NGDATA) as well as boutique consulting firms (Innacco, Madison.Partners). He served as a Member /Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ontoforce and PieSync (sold to Hubspot) and still holds an active Board seat with House of HR, Solventure, Spott, Hannecard, Radix and Azumuta.
Leen has worked with startups in online media (Netlog, Tech.eu) and SaaS online video (Kaltura, Saffron Digital) in Ghent, Brussels and London. After, she co-founded a deep tech startup in VR/AR, LucidWeb. She is a finalist of Inspiring Fifty Belgium, the 50 most inspiring women in Belgian tech. She is passionate about the future of AI, FemTech & the metaverse economy. Leen is Miles Ahead’s Studio Manager.
Frederic has (co)founded global companies (Real Impact Analytics, Dalberg Data Insights) active in data and technology, supporting leading players across the globe (the Gates Foundation, the United Nations, Facebook, Google). He is a “Digital Mind” for Belgium and is part of the “New Champions” of the World Economic Forum. He is always up for the next cool thing in tech! Frederic joins as a Fund Manager.
Read below to discover the Miles Ahead team & regular events we are organising. Find our who is who at Miles Ahead and what to expect when attending the already infamous Sessions.
With role models such as Albert Einstein and Kris Jenner, Bram Van de velde is not your ordinary entrepreneur. At 30, he has already founded three companies. Leadcamp is set to become a leading software vendor for the European SMB market. With ‘Give it your all, never back down’ as a motto, he will leave no stone unturned to achieve his goal.
If a SaaS company wants to grow, it cannot do so without inbound marketing. And by focusing its organization on product-led growth, a SaaS company can entirely rely on the sales power of inbound marketing, doing away with sales reps. Following the golden rules of inbound marketing will allow start-ups to accelerate their growth - and shorten the time to exit. That was the story that PieSync cofounder Ewout Meyns and HubSpot’s Rory Hope told during the second Miles Ahead Session.
“Never regret things you did, only regret things you didn’t do. If there’s an opportunity, grab it!” That is the personal motto of Lotte Vandewalle, Business Consultant at Madison Partners. That motto, coupled with her natural curiosity helps advise customers on becoming data-driven.