Valentijn Destoop

Valentijn Destoop

Founder Design and Innovation Partner at CREATIVE NETWORK ELITE
Gent, Belgique

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Elite — Creative Network
June 2016 - Actuellement ici (4 ans 2 mois)
Elite is a design platform that searches the best designers on the market to fulfil your design needs. Whether you need a new brand design, an innovative and out-of-the box concept design or a UX design. Elite has the right professional for your job.
Visiting Professor Future Visioning & Prototyping
Vlerick Business School
April 2016 - Actuellement ici (4 ans 4 mois)
Visioning generates a common goal, hope, and encouragement; offers a possibility for fundamental
change; gives people a sense of control; gives a group something to move toward; and generates
creative thinking and passion.

• Research in Entrepreneurship: Impulse Centre “Growth management for enterprises (IGMO)
• Entrepreneurship: Developing New Business Opportunities
Co-Founder, Elite & Let's think design
Creative Network — Connect & Meet Talent
April 2015 - Actuellement ici (5 ans 4 mois)
Creative network is an internationally renowned network of creative professionals & agencies. We have been connecting talent since 2007 with an online platform & design events. Our database exists of +330 designers from various disciplines, supported by a network of +10.000 creatives.

Curating Let’s Think Design: Let’s Think Design wants to bridge the gap between the creative and business industry. Raising topics about the value of design, the economic and cultural impact, about innovation and how design collaborates with technology.
Co-Founder, Partner Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Wonderland, Business Design & Innovation
January 2014 - Actuellement ici (6 ans 7 mois)

Digital Innovation & Acceleration. Wonderland is a network of young and hungry entrepreneurs, innovators and groundbreakers. In close cooperation with high potential startups and trailblazing corporates alike, we design, build and grow the digital businesses of tomorrow.

• Business & Venture design, Digital entrepreneurship
• Strategy & Organisation design, Corporate transformation.
• Networked innovation programs
Design Strategist & Innovation Catalyst
Cronos Groep
September 2009 - Actuellement ici (10 ans 11 mois)
Founded in 1991, the business evolved to a large group of companies with 4000 employees, a consolidated turnover of €406 million and 7500 customers in the Benelux. The companies under Cronos Groep are pioneers in the introduction and use of new and innovative technologies.

• Co-founded and leading a seed-stage venturing platform.
• Co-create new business ventures.
• Infusing design thinking into external and internal cultures.
• Directing and nurturing creative entrepreneurship environments.
Co-Founder, Partner
Little Miss Robot, Digital Product Design
January 2009 - Actuellement ici (11 ans 7 mois)

Nom de l’entrepriseLittle Miss Robot, Digital Product Design
Dates d’emploisept. 2009 – janv. 2014 Durée d’emploi4 ans 5 mois
Creative Director & Managing partner

At Little Miss Robot we believe that innovation and design are key to adapt, learn and respond to tomorrow’s opportunities. This goes for big corporations trying to move forward, as well as for tech start-ups looking for product and market fit. We facilitate this process by working together as a product design partner, making the right products and services happen. By transforming innovative business vision into meaningful digital experiences, we create future-proof relevance for our clients and their customers.
Design Director
Antwerp, Belgique
February 2006 - September 2009 (3 ans 7 mois)
An integrated, multidisciplinary communication agency, digital at heart.
Art Director
September 2005 - January 2006 (4 mois)
Startup that specializes in Computer Programming Services.
Designer / Developer
Brussels, Belgique
October 2004 - May 2005 (7 mois)
Emakina is a Full Service Digital Native Agency.


Innovation for Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace

2015 (1 an)

SME Excellence

2011 - 2012 (1 an)

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