Perhaps the elevator pitch “Uber for private jets” sounds vaguely familiar? Sure it does, as Dutch startup Jetwise went bankrupt both epically and publicly not long ago. Now, a young Dutchman named Ruben Portz is flying into the same space, with his Berlin-based startup JetEight. They quite recently joined the Startupbootcamp Smart Transport and Energy accelerator program. An interview with Founder and Managing Director, Portz.
Ruben, as a young lad from Groningen up north, why did you decide to start your company in Berlin?
Berlin, as you know, is a great startup hub today. I came here to get a degree in Business at a Germany’s leading business school – European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin), met my co-founder there and decided to launch here to be exposed to the Berliner startup scene.