Founding partners

Howest University of Applied Sciences

Prestigious and award-winning Belgian academic institution.

The Cronos Group

Seasoned entrepreneurs from Belgium’s largest independent IT-concern with various game studios in its portfolio.

DAE Studios

Belgium-based spin off from the Howest University initiated by the program Digital Arts & Entertainment.

BNP Paribas Fortis

Leading financial institution, highly involved in every Belgian university spin off.

Management Team

Arne Ottoy

Managing Director

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Kristof Vaes

Managing Director

Demis Holvoet

Industry lead

Michiel Houwen

Technology lead

External Experts

Rik Leenknegt

Academic director Howest Digital Arts & Entertainment 

Stephanie van Geel

Marketing strategist / Co-founder GameDrive

Eric Diepeveen

COO Steam Data Suite

Bram Van Lith

Business Manager / Co-founder GameDrive

Kevin Haelterman

Co-founder and business developer at LuGus Studios

Laurent Grumiaux

Producer I-Illusions / Executive Producer Fishing Cactus

Ronald Meeus

Writer, journalist, digital storyteller and consultant

Thomas Depuydt

General partner Smartfin Capital