Omar Mohout, currently Entrepreneurship Fellow at Sirris, is a former technology entrepreneur, a widely published technology author, C-level advisor to high growth startups as well as Fortune 500 companies and Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School, ULB and Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.
He is an author of several books. He also writes for VentureBeat, SaaScribe, Data News, Bloovi, StartUs and is academic contributor to the European Startup Monitor.
Furthermore is he a keynote speaker and panelist on technology, entrepreneurship and innovation topics at leading conferences. As well as Chairman of the Strategy Advisory Board of VITO, a research and technology organization in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development; Chairman of BeCentral, the new focal point for everything digital in Belgium; Advisory Board member of the Euronext TechShare Program and; member of the Advisory Boards for Digital Transformation Conference and Internet of Things Convention.
David Dessers is co-founder and managing partner of Cresco, a premier law firm serving entrepreneurs, scale-ups and investors.
He is mainly active in corporate / M&A transactions, venture capital / private equity. He represents venture capital and corporate strategic investors in start-up, early-stage and growth stage companies, particularly in the technology sector, and frequently requested to assist entrepreneurs in their business and fundraising activities.
David advises clients regularly with respect to complex commercial transactions designed to protect and maximize the value of technology assets, including technology licenses and acquisitions, research and development collaborations, and corporate partnering transactions.