Karen is a serial social impact entrepreneur. She has co-founded and manages both the one-stop-shop on Belgian tech entrepreneurship Startups.be and is President of the European Startup Network. Her most recent venture, the disruptive coding school BeCode, allows adults to retrain into skilled web developers no matter what their background or (lack of) degree & experience. Combining skills development and a social inclusion angle ensure that people who have been put aside all their lives will now be able to fill the gaps in the fast growing digital job market – turning 2 major societal challenges into one big opportunity for all parties involved. The training is based on the methodology of Simplon.co and is certified by VDAB, Bruxelles Formation and the Qfor Quality Label.