Communication & Media, Entrepreneurship, Technology & Innovation
Marten Blankesteijn (1987) is the founder and CEO of Blendle, the Dutch start-up backed by The New York Times and Axel Springer. At the age of 19 Blankesteijn started his career as a reporter for one of Holland's national newspapers. Some years later he became editor, which he combined with the job of editor-in-chief of a travel magazine. He published a book on dictatorships (The Great Dictator Tour) and founded the University of the Netherlands, an online-only university.