Ingenuity is probably the quality that best describes Jeppe Petersen. A characteristically unassuming Jute from the industrious city of Esbjerg, he certainly appears to be both inventive and resourceful. Driven by his interest in innovation and optimisation as well as a loathing of wastefulness, he chose to pursue a technical and commercial path early on.
It was during his time at HTX that he and a team of his fellow students first envisioned and began development of an app-based business to counter household food waste. Inspired by insights gleaned from his part-time job at the supermarket chain Fakta, the team would go on to receive the Young Enterprise Award from Ernst & Young. Emboldened by the experience, Jeppe went on to successfully found an internet-based start-up just days after reaching the legal age of 18.
It was perhaps inevitable, then, that Jeppe would go on to pursue a career in engineering. Currently completing a B.Sc. in Manufacturing Engineering at DTU, he joined Langebæk in 2017 to do a five-month internship as part of the undergraduate programme.