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Pieter Levels

Founder of Nomad List

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Dan Gray@dan_e_gray · Minimum Viable Person
In addition to building a number of very cool products and an incredible community of digital nomads, what I admire about Pieter is the inspiring 'no-bullshit' way he approaches his work. Rapidly prototyping ideas in a way that would make Eric Ries proud, focusing on a niche in which he holds domain expertise, and making best use of social media for feedback. Most of all, though, it's his message that 'startups' don't have to address huge market needs, they don't need to be run out of Silicon Valley, and they don't need venture capital money. Entrepreneurship is becoming decentralised, the tools are both more powerful and cheaper than ever, and you can bootstrap ideas that quickly yield results without a CS or business degree. If that's not an inspiring 'anyone can be an entrepreneur' message, I don't know what is.
Zak Erving@zakerving · Digital Hedge Knight
@dan_e_gray I think it's safe to say, too, that not only did his ever-growing toolset become instantly indispensable to those of us already on the road, it pulled back the curtain on the mystery of becoming a DN and inspired a whole new wave of enthusiasts and practitioners.
Tobias van Schneider@vanschneider · Designer & Maker
I mean seriously, if not Pieter, who else?
Nick Zieber@nzieber · Tech & Startups Community in Hong Kong
@schneidertobias After I got free Nomad stickers in the mail, delivered to my office in Hong Kong it sealed my vote! Haha. Pieter has done a great job of inspiring and leading by making. Good work, @levelsio Have a Golden Kitty.
Nicolas@nicolasmlv · dev
This guy is a complete maker, he's a - Product Maker (Developer) - Business Maker ($$$) - Lifestyle Maker -> travelling around the world for years, he believes in this nomadic way of living, and he wants to share this "passion" to other people by making some products around it. I like this consistency and I think he makes very cool things. And he works alone, a self-made man 👍
Thanasis@tnsrig · UI/UX @travelplanet24 @airtickets_gr
@levelsio Dude you are nominated! Good luck!
Taylor Crane@taykcrane · Senior Product Manager, Originate
Yep, voted. Big fan since 12 startups in 12 months, and helped inspire me to become a maker myself. Also that giraffe, come on!