Max Wohlgemuth Kitslaar
Action Driven, Direct & Spirited
Max Wohlgemuth Kitslaar is the driving force behind projects and ventures with social impact.
Max rode his 40-year old motorcycle from Chile to NYC to document entrepreneurs that work towards a better world. Miles Ahead, the book about this crowdfunded, 17,000-kilometre trip was published in 2016. Also, he speaks to companies about how each of us can have social impact.
Max played a key role in expanding an online tech startup into a worldwide-selling multinational. He founded an organic sparkling wine business, and set up several social start-ups in the legal industry.
Max also set up the media campaign for a national concert for worldwide peace in the largest music venue in the Netherlands, and modelled logistics and implemented a social media campaign for an annual, national toy raiser for over ten thousand underprivileged children.
According to his mom, Max inherited his zealous engagement from his grandfather - an influential politician.
His Polish, German, and Dutch roots may well explain his global focus: Max communicates in five major languages, has lived and worked in Argentina and Ecuador, and his most treasured possession is his passport.
Max holds master degrees in Criminal Law and Latin American Studies.
In Miles Ahead Max Wohlgemuth Kitslaar tells the story of his 17,000 kilometre-long journey on a 40 year-old Moto Guzzi from Chile to New York, in the footsteps of Kerouac and Che Guevarra. The primary objective of this journey of self-discovery was to help reveal the human face of a continent. Along the way, Max visited 32 inspiring entrepreneurs who are working towards a better world while offering a profitable and positive alternative, full of hope.
Miles Ahead places entrepreneurs in the spotlight who tackle social problems, while still making a living. A better world is neither a political issue nor a bottomless pit for (government) subsidies. In this book, Max aims to show that if we put our minds to it, we can all help bring about a better world.