Laurens is a PhD candidate at the department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School. He conducts research on organizational identity and business accelerators. In 2016, Laurens won a Best Reviewer Award at the Academy of Management Conference. He holds a Master in Business Economics from Ghent University, a Master in International and European Business Management from Deusto Business School / Audencia Business School / University of Bradford School of Management (combined program) and a Master in Research from Imperial College Business School. He has three years of working experience in finance- and strategy-related consultancy projects and started his academic journey in 2015.