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Winter Innovation Market

Jan 29, 2022
14:00 - 22:00
Stapelhuisstraat 13/15
3000 Leuven
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❄️ Winter Innovation Market: a gathering of various startups and scaleups, proudly presenting their best ideas.❄️

About this event

ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ wants to add a spark to the cold and dark days of winter. It can be through having interesting conversations that trigger collaborations, discovering new and innovative ideas in Leuven or by warming yourself up at the various fire pits and enjoying the atmosphere. ✨

At Winter Innovation Market (WIM!) startups and scaleups come together at maakleerplek to present their projects, visions or ideas. So grab yourself a freshly baked cookie, your favourite jenever or a hot gluhwein and start a conversation with some enthusiastic and innovative minds!


2.00pm Doors open, welcome to WIM 🔥

3.00pm Welcoming word with free gluwhein and hot chocolate ☕️

7.00pm Enjoy and enjoy some music from our deejays 🎧

2.30pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm or 7.30pm

Follow our “How to network” workshops at your chosen time 💬

2.00pm - 9.00pm

Have conversations in a living room setting with startups/scaleups during “small talk” sessions 🗣️

Use Conversation Starter during the event to connect with other professionals 🤝

4.00 pm-5.30pm:

Discover maakleerplek through guided tours 💁

“How to network” workshop 💬

ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ’s main goal is to “bring people together for the better”. Networking is an important part of making connections, that’s why we provide a workshop to help you step up your networking-game! The workshop will last about 30 minutes, in groups of maximum 20 people. You can register beforehand for your preferred time slot, but if there are places left you can also walk-in on the day itself.

Would you like your own booth?

Startups and scaleups can also register to have their own booth and show what they’re made of to the grand public! This is the ideal conversation starter for any startup or scaleup. Be quick, because with registering first, second or third, you get an extra boost by being able to choose your booth first and your startup gets promoted on ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ’s social media before the event! 👀

If you are interested in having your own booth at Winter Innovation Market, you can find more information here 👈


maakleerplek is a place where organisations, schools, artists and other residents of Leuven can come together to make, learn and work together. It wants to tackle the social, economical and cultural challenges of today and tomorrow. Thus the perfect location to host an event that’s all about innovative ideas! It is situated in the old industrial heart of Leuven, right at the Vaartkom. We hope to see you there!

About Leuven Value Network

Leuven Value Network (ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ) is a community run by young people that set up hybrid networking events that form a perfect mix between work and play.

ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ hosts innovative networking activities where you can learn and connect with interesting individuals in a relaxed and inspiring environment.

This event would have not been possible without our partners Leuven MindGate and maakleerplek.

We work with COVID safe ticket, please provide it at the entrance and don't forget to wear a mouth mask.


ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ

Leuven Value Network

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How can we help?

The Leuven MindGate team is at your disposal for any questions about the Leuven Innovation Region. Do you want to invest, work or study in the region? We can help you find your way.

We also facilitate collaboration and innovation between companies, knowledge institutes and government within the Leuven Innovation Region, and we are happy to guide any of these stakeholders towards innovation.