business engineer // entrepreneur // creative technologist // hacker

I finished Super Mario before I could write my name.

Sjoerd Bodbijl

Due to the proximity to Philips I grew up in the smarterst part of the world.

I was lucky πŸ€ to have direct exposure to technology in Eindhoven because my dad was a πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ’» software engineer. Always the fastest PC πŸ–₯ of neighbourhood instead of a cool 🚘. I was allowed to break anything but couldn't get away by solving every problem with a πŸ”¨.

β€œFriends call me MacGuyver because I ❀️ building stuff. ”

Sjoerd Bodbijl

I like to blend digital with real life with craftmanship. I made a birdhouse πŸ₯🏠in the shape of a google πŸ—Ί maps location icon πŸ“. I explore new shiny ✨technology like when I letting an old phone ring as doorbell with an new Arduino chip. And sometimes I start from scratch to build a chromecast speaker.

My ❀️ for problem solving

During a bachelor in technical business engineering I learned to apply lean practices at manufacturing companies . Beeing forced to solve for problems though me to be comfortable with the unknown. And while starting out with uncertainty around challenges I will always find a solution.

I specialized in πŸ’° value creation during a MSc in Finance & Investments

During my MSc and the aftermath of the '08 financial meltdown I had a side job at Atradius. Cold calling CFO's to sell credit insurances was awesome. I realised as long as I start the conversation with a relevant question it is possible to talk to anybody.

Accepting a different carreer

The financial crisis of 2008 whiped out pretty much all investment banking jobs. So I accepted a position as financial manager in a cleaning company. A half year into my role my business associate was struck by a heart attack. I managed the cleaning company and it's daily operations the following year. The first thing I realised managing people was I had to work for them and not the other way around.

Liftup a better tool for the job

With an innovative scaffolding machine I tried to disrupt the dutch scaffolding industry. Powered by a normal hand drill this portable lifts anybody up to 15 meter. With this innovation every possible job can be executed at ideal working level for 10% of the price of traditional equipment. I didn't succeed in bringing this innovation to Europe.

For every succesful entrepreneur 99 have failed, we need entrepreneurs that are willing to risk everything to build a better world.

Nassim Taleb, author of The Blackswan and Skin in the game

The future is here it's just not evenly distributed.

I founded GETARTWORK to share the creativity of Vincent van Gogh.

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Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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Hi there πŸ‘‹πŸ», My name is Sjoerd Bodbijl .

I build technology to solve business problems, turn ideas πŸ’‘into real things and propel state of the art fast forward ⏩ .