European PANTHER Program

Are you working on an exciting etrepreneurial opportunity with international potential? Join our entrepreneurial boot camp!


Within the European PANTHER program, participants develop their business idea into a fundable and sustainable business plan. We offer an intensive training and coaching trajectory consisting of 5 sessions which combine lectures, development and pitching activities.  Each session (from Wednesday till Friday) is organized on a different location (Leuven, Eindhoven, Enschede-Deventer, Hamburg, Antwerp)  and hosted by organizations that excel in knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship (Flanders Business School, Nikos U Twente, TU Hamburg, KU Leuven, Fontys University of Applied Sciences). This set-up offers an unique opportunity to learn from and become inspired by different local entrepreneurial eco-systems across Europe and to engrain this knowledge in the development trajectory of the venture.


Inspired by the TI:GER program developed at the Scheller School (Georgia Tech & Emory, Atlanta), we decided to call our program  PANTHER: Propagating  Action & Networks Towards (Higher) Entrepreneurial Results.

Who Should Attend

If you are working on an exciting (technological) opportunity with European (or even global) potential and currently developing your idea into a sustainable value proposition (with a corresponding business plan), this boot camp is for you.

Over a period of 7 months we guide and coach you and your entrepreneurial team (we encourage participants to join with a team of 2/3) through the process of articulating and refining your vision, and translating it into a unique resource configuration and business model that can become sustainable and scalable.

Both entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs are encouraged to apply and will be equally considered for joining this program.

Core Faculty & Coaches
  • prof. Bart Van Looy (Flanders Business School)
  • Kris Vander Velpen (Flanders Business School)
  • prof. Petra C. de Weerd-Nederhof (University of Twente)
  • Marc Sandelowsky (University of Twente)
  • dr. Yvonne Kirkels (Fontys University of Applied Sciences)
  • prof. Christoph Ihl (Technische Universität Hamburg)
  • prof. Cornelius Herstatt (Technische Universität Hamburg)