Katrien Herdewyn (Elegnano) on Silicon Valley Life

Our member Katrien Herdewyn sheds an insightful light on her experiences as a female entrepreneur in the US in a recent interview with Bloovi.

‘Through BelCham, I have contact with other Belgian entrepreneurs active in San Francisco. We are all outsiders abroad, and this makes for a strong connection. This community feeling is often stronger abroad than at home.’

As a shoe designer and PhD in civil engineering, Herdewyn merges the worlds of fashion and tech in her company Elegnano. Her high-end collection makes for water and dirt repellent shoes on the basis of her patented nanotechnology.

Earlier this year, Herdewyn was included in De Tijd’s shortlist of 50 innovative entrepreneurs to watch. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this high-tech boss lady in high heels!

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