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Jury Tom Braekeleirs
Tom Braekeleirs
Tom Braekeleirs

Tom Braekeleirs is a corporate guy turned entrepreneur. After working for 17 years in companies like EDS, Navision and Microsoft, he switched careers to run the Microsoft Innovation Center in Flanders with a specific focus on Healthcare innovation. Under his leadership this converted into BlueHealth Innovation Center which is a not-for-profit in a public-private partnership that sets out to support the healthcare ecosystem make the digital transformation. Besides coaching startups, he and his team are activating students to consider an entrepreneurial career as well as helping healthcare players to make the leap forward. Besides this role he’s also a sought after speaker on topics such as marketing, employee engagement and entrepreneurship. He’s also a regular columnist for De Artsenkrant.

He holds a master in Trade Sciences and in Industrial Corporate Management. He’s married and has 2 children.

His personal motto: “Change the world, or go home!”