Dr. Jean-Jacques Degroof, an education and business professional with over 20 years of experience, is a venture investor and entrepreneurship teacher based in Brussels, Belgium. Previous to his role as a business instructor, Dr. Jean-Jacques Degroof attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was a Sloan Fellow between 1992 and 1993.
A Sloan Fellow is a member of the exclusive MBA or MS program at MIT’s Sloan Business School. The program’s curricula promote three pillars that the Sloan School finds crucial to the development of powerful leaders. These pillars include innovation, global perspective, and the practice of leading. Sloan Fellows earn the opportunity to learn and network with peers from multiple continents, facilitating a broad understanding and view of global business.
Upon graduating from the program, alumni Sloan Fellows also have the opportunity to work with current Sloan Fellows in a mentor capacity. Through a database of online user profiles, students are provided with contact information for the alumni who best align with their career goals and interests. Mentors are given the opportunity to choose which students they want to work with, and the mutually advantageous relationship provides students with guidance, while providing mentors with the opportunity to maintain an active relationship with the Sloan School of Management.