About DO!


DO! is the center for student entrepreneurship at Ghent University. We are the first point of contact for every University student who is thinking about starting his/her own venture, as well as a springboard towards other entrepreneurial organizations and initiatives in the ecosystem. Our goal at Dare To Venture (Durf Ondernemen) is to correctly inform all students about the pros and cons of a career as an entrepreneur, to provide as many students as possible with entrepreneurial competences, and to optimally support the official student-entrepreneurs with counsel and guidance during both the starting and growing phases of their ventures.


Every student and researcher has an entrepreneurial experience. We want to plant an entrepreneurial seed on every student before he/she graduates. If that seed grows, we want to fully support those students where possible. Within Ghent University, we strive towards lasting partnerships to further carry on our entrepreneurial vision and message.


Koen De Bosschere

Founder & Academic Coordinator


Steve Stevens

Manager Dare To Venture & business coach


Jolien Coenraets

Coach entrepreneurial education


Tom Van Damme

Entrepreneurship Growth Coach


Lobke Van Damme

Gentrepeneur Project Staff Member


Gerlinde Van Hauwermeiren

Marketing & Communications Manager


Ellen Bruyninckx

Manager Health, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab