Upon graduation, Dirk made a pit stop at the U.Z. Leuven before joining KBC. Following years as a business controller and investment banker, he was bitten by the start-up virus. As policy & innovation advisor he started experimenting with several forms of crowdfunding before co-founding Bolero Crowdfunding. From this experience it was only a small step to the Start it @kbc incubator where he acted as chief matchmaker, helping start-ups grow and achieve their business plans. He will leverage his matchmaking skill set at the fund were he acts as permanent chair of the advisory board.