Sophie Manigart

BiographySophie Manigart

Sophie Manigart obtained her diplomas of civil engineer and a Ph.D. in management at Ghent University. She is full professor at Ghent University and at the Vlerick Business School. She was a guest professor at Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania), London Business School and IE Business School (Madrid). She is a member of the board of Gimv, Axa Belgium, Ovinto, the Belgian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and sheltered workplace Ryhove.
Her research focuses on the financing of entrepreneurial enterprises, as well from the demand perspective as from the supplier perspective. In particular she studies the interactions between business angels, venture capital investors and entrepreneurs.



  • Financing strategies of high growth oriented companies
  • Venture capital
  • Business angels