Bendik is a creative and engaged person with a great technical interest. He has an academic background from Mechanical Engineering at NTNU with specialization within product development and structural engineering. Prior to his studies, he served three years in the Royal Norwegian Army. His education at the Officer Candidate School learned him to hold a role as a soldier, instructor and leader through a unique combination of theory and practice. Bendik graduated as a sergeant with experience in missions, both domestic and abroad. Besides his life as a student he enjoys activities like crossfit, hiking, mountain biking and soccer. He applied NSE to meet inspiring and like-minded people that together could start a business that makes a difference.