I am an entrepreneur by heart. Even though I am only 18 years old, I founded numerous companies during the past 8 years. Some of them succeeded, with Young Creators, we're connecting 7,000 talented youngsters, with Woodify, we made almost half a million €s in turnover. However, besides entrepreneurship, I believe I am maybe even more passionate about transportation. I spent much of my childhood playing train-, ship and flight-simulators, watching trains and planes at stations & airports, and designing my own vehicles during boring classes while setting up required specifications.
We have seen a tremendous amount of innovation in the field of computers over the past 40 years. CPUs got 1,000,000 times faster, we can transfer billions of bits per second through the air with just a small phone, and social media led entire revolutions in for example Egypt. However, when we look to transportation, not much has happened. In The Netherlands, trains don't run any faster than in 1950, 5 years after our country was destroyed in WW2. Planes didn't get much faster or cleaner since the launch of the Boeing 747 in 1969. And at the same time, we're running this crazy experiment in which we change the entire molecular composition of our atmosphere, without a backup-plan or without knowing for sure what the effects of this may be.