Michiel Kempen

Michiel Kempen

Hi, I'm Michiel, a passionate cloud engineer, full-stack webdeveloper,
and entrepreneur. I love to learn, teach, and build awesome things.
Currently making the cloud accessible at Smoothy.cloud โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿš€

Hasselt University

Hasselt University

MSc. Computer Science, specialization Data Management

Bachelor thesis: Development of a scalable authorization system for multi-user applications.

Master thesis: Using machine learning techniques to perform load-prediction based auto-scaling in a cloud-native environment.

2013 - 2020
Start it @KBC

Start it @KBC

In October 2017, more than 160 startups shared their innovative business ideas in an attempt to overwhelm the jury and become part of Belgiumโ€™s biggest start-up community. After a stressy pitchday in Antwerp, Smoothy โ€” together with 40 other amazing startups โ€” was selected to join the Start it @KBC accelerator program.
2017
Unizo

Student-entrepreneur of the year

Every year, self-employment organisation Unizo organises a contest for the title of best student-entrepreneur of the year. In order to win this title you have to convince a professional jury of your entrepreneurial skills and the strength of your startup. Two years in a row, I came out as the best student-entrepreneur of Limburg during the provincial selections. In the national final I made it respectively to the fourth and third place.
2017 & 2018