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Hi, my name is Jan [jαn] De Messemaeker, I am a 25 year old guy (born December 2, 1987) living in the center of Brussels, Belgium. I am currently in my 3rd year of the Bachelor program (∼undergraduate studies) of Applied Economic Sciences (≈Business Economics) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). When all goes as planned, I will have my master of economics in 2011, with a specialization in marketing and entrepreneurship and a focus on e-commerce.
I am currently in the startup phase of VIZID, a web hosting company focussing on the Belgian market. Main characteristics are the véry low prices and our focus on personal & community support..
This project, which is part of the Entrepreneurship & Strategy program at the university, is a co-operation with Tom Luckx, co-student at the VUB, Steven Goossens and Christoph Desmet, both students at the University of Gent.
Starting mid November '08 http://www.vizid.eu/ is open for business; you can host your site for only €24 per year, domain included!
I also recently created the online book store for Promeco, the promotion group for economists at the VUB. It provides the students with the possibility to order prints of summaries and slides of most of the economics courses. It has a thorough system to manage the orders, to minimize errors and maximize efficiency.. After one year of internal use for the Cursusdienst ESP, Jeremy Scheppers and I opened up the project for all the other organizations at the VUB with 5 of them eventually signing up.
Promeco is a student organization with a focus on the business rather than the "beer and parties" aspect of our studies at the VUB. In a team of ∼10 committed students we organize trips, events and extracurricular courses to provide ourselves and our co-students with a decent backbone to enter business life.
My main passion in life is music. I enjoy a diversity of genres, but I tend to fall back on indie pop and -rock. For a full report on what I am listening to, head over to my last.fm page. For an overview of my album collection check the music section of this site, which is, just like the rest of the site, still in development.
In addition to the hours I daily spend listening to music, I prefer to fill my spare time watching TV shows. For an up to date list of shows I've watched, visit my followmy.tv profile.