Leo Exter

Leo creates events that tap into the amazing spirit of the tech revolution. As founder of Westartup.eu, Leo has been active in the European startup scene for over six years, coaching dozens of technology startups, leading an acceleration program and organising over 150 workshops, conferences, hackathons and other events for startups.

In 2010, Leo introduced Startup Weekend in Belgium and has since organised nine public and “in-house” corporate hackathons, of which three in the healthcare domain. In 2011, he co-founded HealthStartup Europe, organising digital health conferences and hackathons across Europe and creating an online networking platform for digital health innovators.

Leo is no stranger to the corporate world either: his career started at The Coca-Cola Company, and he’s led the European marketing team for a Taiwanese manufacturer of portable GPS devices.