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Kickstart Upgrade Academy


Dream, dare, do!

The world today needs innovative leaders and solutions with a positive social impact. Therefore, besides several engaging keynotes, the Upgrade Academy aims to offer coaching to help ambitious Upkot & Upliving residents with innovative and sustainable ideas to kickstart their entrepreneurship
So don't wait any longer for 'the ideal time', Kickstart is here for you now!


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From early idea to sustainable innovation

Kickstart motivates you to not leave your ideas behind. It gives you the opportunity to discover and develop yourself and be part of our Kickstart Community. Kickstart challenges you to think future proof and make positive impact in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • How to start with your entrepreneurial idea & which steps do you have to take
  • Get the unique opportunity to get personal feedback from our entrepreneurial coach
  • Be challenged to take your idea to the next level & become a sustainable entrepreneur
  • Use the Kickstart Community of Upkot and Upliving as a sound board
  • Get inspired by innovative changemakers


Kickstart Upgrade Academy

Coaching with Steve

Steve Stevens is an entrepreneurship mentor and is co-founder of

He used to be a business coach and coordinator of the student startup centre DO! at UGent for 10 years and recently started

With our Kickstart programme, we give you the opportunity to book up to 3 free coaching sessions with Steve. During these sessions, he will help you further shape your idea or guide you through the first steps towards entrepreneurship.


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Steve Stevens coach

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