Jessica Hakizimana is a young passionate woman who co-founded UStart Belgium in 2015 and who organizes the Student Entrepreneur & Student Startup of the Year awards ceremony since 2016. She’s currently working on social entrepreneurship projects such as helping entrepreneurs and organizations to engage into the societal transition, by organizing conferences and hackathons about the two key themes of circular and sharing economy. Jessica is also finishing his Master degree in Management Sciences and in Financial Markets at the Louvain School of Management.
About UStart Belgium:
Back in 2015, a group of friends from the Solvay Business School of Economics and Management, the Louvain School of Management and the ICHEC Brussels Management School decided to go beyond their university courses and created a national entrepreneurship initiative for students and by students. The aim of this project was to empower the entrepreneurs of the future by providing them with the tools, the experience and the network they need. Today, UStart is the Belgium’s largest student entrepreneurship with 10 local clubs covering 17 universities in Brussels, in Wallonia and in Flanders, and had geographic perspective to expand its activities in Europe. Our mission is to strive to become the Belgium’s community of student-entrepreneurs, a key actor in the national startup landscape and an impactful change maker at the European level 5 years down the road.