Espen holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from NTNU, specializing in electrical power. During studies Espen had several part time jobs such as teaching assistant, salesman, biathlon trainer and summer intern at NTE to develop future solutions for power supply. He also engaged in voluntary work being vice president for Studentlekene and as a shift leader in UKA–15. Prior studies, Espen was a professional biathlon athlete. He learned to be goal-oriented and ambitious, and sees a lot of similarities to being an entrepreneur. Espen is a passionate and adventurous person who always wants to be number one. He applied NSE to meet inspiring, intelligent and crazy people that together could make a difference.