VentureClass East Why do investment budgets always seem to fail?

March 16, 2017 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
UT Campus, Hotel Drienerburght
A. Ridder
#31 53 489 4693

Speaker Profile

Jeroen SempelJeroen Sempel works as an independent academic lecturer in Finance, Strategy and Innovation. Among his clients are Dutch and international companies to which he offers tailor made courses. A few of the companies he recently worked for are, Boskalis, Exact Busines Software and TenCate. Between 2000 and 2013, Jeroen was responsible for the design and execution of Executive MBA and In Company programmes at TSM Business School. Between 1989 and 2000 he worked as a lecturer of Management Accounting and Financial Accounting at the University of Twente. Today he is still connected to the university.


Jeroen will share his view on why investment budgets always seem to fail. Some reasons are shockingly obvious, others wicked. Jeroen will talk about risk-return trade-offs, toxic projects, and human limitations. He will use the insights and experiences from more than 30 Dutch and international firms he worked for.

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About VentureClasses

VentureLab East VentureClasses are public lectures, co-organised with NIKOS. They are open to anyone and free of charge. The lecture topic relates broadly to ‘business and science’. The speakers who share their experiences with the audience, have made their mark as an entrepreneur and/or enterprising scientist. See also the overview of speakers of the past six years. The official language at the VentureClasses is English, unless it can be Dutch. The typical VentureLab East VentureClass format is:

19.15 – doors open and coffee
19.45 – welcome and introductions
20.00 – lecture and discussion
21.00 – drinks
21.30 – closing