In 2007 Nicolaas graduated with a Masters in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam. He went on to Co-Found L1NDA.nl, a business that provides an online planning service for the hospitality industry. Nicolaas led the development of the company from start-up to scale-up, turning it into the Dutch market leader. In 2018, Nicolaas joined BrainCreators where he combines a thorough understanding of AI technology with entrepreneurial experience to help define and manage customer AI projects. Furthermore, he enjoys finding the right incentives to make the team operate as well as possible.