DARE Annual Meeting 2024

We cordially invite you to attend the 2024 Annual Meeting of the Dutch Academy of Research in Entrepreneurship (DARE). This time, this half-day entrepreneurship conference will be organized at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS). You can find more detailed information below. Please reach out to Werner Liebregts (W.J.Liebregts@jads.nl) if you have any remaining questions.




Theme         Data Science, AI and the Future of Entrepreneurship Research and Practice

Date            February 8, 2024 (Thursday)

Location      Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (Sint Janssingel 92, ‘s-Hertogenbosch)


Local organizing committee

  • Werner Liebregts (Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at JADS, Tilburg University)
  • Plato Leung (Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at JADS, Tilburg University)
  • Alexander Vossen (Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at JADS, Tilburg University)
  • Ingrid Wakkee (Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science)


Preliminary program

Time (CET)



12:30 – 13:00

Arrival and registration


13:00 – 13:15

Welcome and opening

Jos van Hillegersberg (Full Professor and Academic Director of JADS, Tilburg University)

13:15 – 14:00

Keynote Talk 1 – The Impact of Generative AI on Creativity in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Vera Blazevic (Associate Professor of Marketing, Radboud University)

14:00 – 14:30

Research Presentation 1 – Understanding the Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Initiatives Emerging from Enterprise Optimization through AI

Alexander Grit (Professor of Entrepreneurship in Transition at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences)

14:30 – 15:00

Research Presentation 2 – Implications of Distinctiveness for Funding Acquisition of Healthcare Platforms

Naomi Moonen (PhD Candidate at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science) and Ksenia Podoynitsyna (Full Professor of Digital Strategy and Innovation at the Vlerick Business School)

15:00 – 15:30



15:30 – 16:00

Research Presentation 3 – Entrepreneurship in the Metaverse

Burcu Kör and Mike Russell (both Lecturer and Researcher at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)

16:00 – 16:45

Keynote Talk 2 (online) – Leveraging Generative AI for Entrepreneurship Research

Dries Faems (Full Professor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technological Transformation at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management)

16:45 – 17:15

Panel Discussion (led by Ingrid Wakkee) – The Future of AI in Entrepreneurship Research

Vera Blazevic, Jos van Hillegersberg, Ksenia Podoynitsyna and Roy Thurik

17:15 – 17:30

Closing remarks (i.a., about the DARE Virtual Graduate School, upcoming DARE events)

Ingrid Wakkee and Hein Roelfsema

17:30 –  …




We are looking forward to seeing you all at JADS on the 8th of February!