Leo Exter is one of the creators of Hack Belgium, a massive Open Innovation Festival.
The most ambitious event of its kind, Hack Belgium is a unique part-conference, part-hackathon experience for over 1000 people that helps its participants create new sustainable businesses with a positive impact – or to transform existing companies.
In addition, Hack Belgium helps enterprise HR and innovation managers to energize employees, change corporate culture and create outstanding new products through professional-grade hackathon experiences, both public (Humanitarian Hackathon, Hack Utilities) and private.
After a marketing career spanning two countries and four industries, Leo became involved in the startup ecosystem in Belgium in 2009. He started the Startup Weekend movement in Belgium, and built an online community of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors. He has led an acceleration program and a series of investment events.
Leo is a sci-fi aficionado and an occasional TEDx speaker.