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Jean-Jacques Degroof

Jean-Jacques Degroof
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Ph.D. in Management, MSc. in Management
I support the translation of academic research into innovative ventures through investment, teaching, and mentoring.

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Introduction
Jean-Jacques Degroof, a Belgian academic, investor, and philanthropist, studies entrepreneurship and innovation. An internationally recognized expert in his field, Degroof has taught at universities in Europe and the United States and conducted extensive research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jean-Jacques Degroof also heads a charitable foundation and has actively involved himself in the angel investing movement.
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September 1994 - June 2002

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We discuss the characteristics of academic "spin-off policies" in environments outside of high tech clusters and where technology transfer and entrepreneurship infrastructures have been weak. We explore whether the policies could explain the lack of growth potential of spin-off ventures that have repeatedly observed. We studied the case of Belgium,...
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MIT is world-famous as a launching pad for entrepreneurs. MIT alumni have founded at least 30,000 active companies, employing an estimated 4.6 million people, with revenues of approximately $1.9 trillion. In the 2010s, twenty to thirty ventures were spun off each year to commercialize technologies developed in MIT labs (with intellectual property l...
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Dans les années 1990 en Europe, beaucoup d’espoirs furent mis dans l’essaimage de spin-offs par les universités pour rattraper le retard dans les secteurs de haute technologie. Ce transfert de technologie par l’entrepreneuriat n’a pas eu l’effet transformateur escompté. Le présent article explore trois causes de cet échec relatif et propose des voi...
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Jean-Jacques Degroof supports the translation of academic research into innovative venture endeavors. He does this both at the academic level through research and teaching and in practice through coaching, consulting with, and investing in start-up initiatives as a business angel. He holds MS and PhD degrees from the MIT Sloan School of Management,...
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Le déficit entrepreneurial en Belgique et en Wallonie, en particulier, n’est plus à démontrer. En effet, plusieurs études, dont l’analyse comparative à l’échelle de 43 pays dans le monde présentée dans le rapport «General Entrepreneur- ship Monitor» (GEM), ont largement mis en évidence les freins culturels à l’acte d’entreprendre et la nécessité de...
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Principal Topic In this research, we try to propose a framework to understand the process of spinning off new ventures from academic institutions in less entrepreneurially developed regions and how it affects models of ventures. Method We examined these questions by studying the case of Belgium. We identify the population of academic spin-off...
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This paper contributes with empirical findings to European co-inventorship location and geographical coincidence of co-patenting networks. Based on EPO co-patenting information for the reference period 2000-2004, we analyze the spatial con figuration of 44 technology-specific co-inventorship networks. European co-inventorship (co-patenting) activit...
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"This book analyses how an entrepreneurical climate towards spin-offs has been developed in Belgium since the mid-eighties. Three different periods are distinguished by the authors: In the first period – till 1990 – spin-offs are created despite the universities. These spin-offs have to experiment with start and growth capital; they have to search...
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In this thesis, I examine how spinning off new ventures from academic institutions works in an environment outside developed high tech clusters and how it affects models of ventures. I examine these questions by studying the case of Belgium. There seems to be two archetypes of spin-off processes depending on the academic institutions capabilities....
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In the last decade, a number of studies have been carried out on new technology-based firms (NTBFs). This body of research tends to conclude that European NTBFs fail to grow as large as their US counterparts, although few studies offer insights into to why this is so. In particular, the early-growth path of NTBFs remains a “a black box”. In this ar...
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This paper shows that internal and external lenses are required to understand entrepreneurial team performance. The findings indicate that high-performing entrepreneurial teams – as rated by external evaluators – gather a wide range of information from external contacts, and are efficient in doing so, i.e., using "weak" rather than "strong" ties. I...
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We discuss the characteristics of academic "spin-off policies" in environments outside of high tech clusters and where technology transfer and entrepreneurship infrastructures have been weak. We explore whether the policies could explain the lack of growth po- tential of spin-off ventures that academic and policy studies have repeatedly observed. W...
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Thesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, 1993. Includes bibliographical references.

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