A story about a tech geek
I am one of those tech guys who love all gadgets, any new product, and almost anything that can fly.
I grew up in Denmark. In the center of the mainland, Jutland, in a small city called Herning.
If you found me after school hours there is a 99% chance that I would be building LEGO robots. I was constantly working on a new project. Most of the time I was trying to build robots that could walk.
I participated six times in FIRST LEGO League and two times in the World Robot Olympiad.
As well as building stuff I quite early grew an interest in software and design.
I spent many hours learning Cinema 4D, Blender, Photoshop, After Effects, and similar graphics programs.
In 7th grade, I taught myself HTML and CSS following that.
At the time, I believed that was all I needed to know about coding. Later in 2007 when I started in high school, one of my friends introduced me to PHP and MySQL.
The opportunities in that combo blew my mind, and I went completely nuts with coding in all of my spare time.
At the same time, a few friends and I competed in the World Robot Olympiad. We built a robotic eye using LEGO Mindstorms. We modified its firmware to get much more freedom to do some cool things, and I learned (some) Java along the way.
Fast forward to 2011. I founded my first company, Digivi and got my first paying customer, who wanted a website.
I coded my own Content Management System for the client and helped him set it up with content. What was I thinking, competing with platforms like WordPress?
After a year of building a business with no prior experience, I figured I needed to grow my network and learn some business strategy.
I enrolled as a student at a business university to their program, Business Development Engineering, the summer of 2012.
Quite quickly I met two cool dudes, Anders and Mikkel.
Already after one term together we decided to found a company together called Artboost.
This was the start of a crazy adventure.
During our time in Artboost, we coded an online marketplace from the ground up.
We learned a ton about E-commerce and how to leverage user generated content to grow faster.
In 2015, we joined the accelerator, Thinkubator in Copenhagen.
We got a wake-up call and push in the right direction for the company.
Some months after the accelerator I went to Silicon Valley for the first time to learn the ways of the pro.
Fall 2015, I stopped working in Artboost.
I wanted to try something new, and get back to the core, TECH.
Since 2015, I have been struggling to find my path.
It is hard to pinpoint a single route since; I have so many interests.
I have had time to think, experiment and learn a lot of new things.
Every day I have been consuming relevant articles about Growth, Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Marketing Automation.
February 2017, I got my degree in Business Development Engineering.
I also got a side gig as a wind tunnel instructor. I am really happy about this since it gives me time to think and get away from the screen and hustling.
Now I help companies optimise their website for conversion, and increase traffic.
Interesting in body flying, collaborating, or discussing the newest gadget?
Feel free to connect with me on social media.