UC Leuven-Limburg, Belgium

L-R: Dante Beddegenoots, Mario De Wolf (Coach), Sebastian Van Laer, Kyle Vanlerberghe, Arne Hendrickx


About the Team

Dante Beddegenoots
Dante is 21 years old and lives in Leuven. He will graduate in June with a Bachelor of Business Management in SME and entrepreneurship. Dante is always looking for new ways to become a better version of himself. His personal objectives are to capitalize on opportunities, develop important skills, and grow as a person. He plans to apply his talents at a company that offers its employees opportunities to grow and to develop their own ideas. In his free time he likes riding his motorcycle, working out, and spending time with friends. His favourite quote: “How long can you afford to put off who you really want to be?”

Mario De Wolf (Coach)
Mario has been working at UC Leuven-Limburg for 26 years. He is a lecturer with expertise in market research, international marketing, and business consulting. He also oversees a wide variety of student projects, and serves as a study trajectory coach and internship mentor. As staff member of the International Office of the Faculty of Management, Mario coordinates UCLL’s Exchange Study Program for incoming students. He also organizes the annual International Marketing Week and supports students in their search for master studies abroad. Mario’s main hobbies are jogging, traveling, photography, and reading.

Sebastian Van Laer
Sebastian, 21, will graduate in June with a Bachelor of Business Management, major in SME and entrepreneurship, and views the NIBS Worldwide Case Competition as the perfect way to wrap up his studies. In 2019, he participated in the Start-up project organized by UC Leuven and competed in the Startup Nation Adventure in Israel. In his spare time, Sebastian works on projects for a small hotel in Antwerp, where he is responsible for managing their website and social media. He also enjoys playing tennis and indoor football, and hanging out with friends. His favorite quote: “Don’t expect to see a chance if you don’t make one.”

Kyle Vanlerberghe
Kyle is 22 years old, and lives in Willebroek in the province of Antwerp. He is studying advanced business management with a major in design thinking and innovation. Kyle likes to bring new ideas to the table, and plans to make a social contribution to the planet by bringing ecological innovation into companies. He is currently focused on gaining international experience—a key reason why he is doing his internship in Stockholm and participating in the NIBS Case Competition. Kyle loves sports, electric vehicles, and innovative cities. His favourite quote: “No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.”

Arne Hendrickx
Arne Hendrickx, 23, is working on his Bachelor in Business Management, with a major in SME and entrepreneurship. He believes that student years are the ideal time to take on horizon-broadening challenges—a philosophy that led him to participate in a recent International week in Tel Aviv, and the upcoming NIBS Worldwide Case Competition. Arne is ambitious, has strong soft skills, and seizes every opportunity; he recently launched a new beer in Belgium called “Pinkske”. He enjoys sports such as running and cycling, hanging out with friends, and playing guitar. The quote he lives by: “Take the risk or lose the chance.”