Bas Verkaik holds an MSc degree in Sustainable Energy Technology at the Eindhoven University of Technology. As part of his study program, he was part of the STORM Eindhoven team from the beginning in 2014. This team of 23 students set a clear goal to ride around the world in 80 days on an electric motorcycle. After finishing the unique 80-day world tour in 2016, Bas founded the STORM spinoff SPIKE Technologies. With SPIKE, he is developing battery solutions that enable electric vehicles to meet their full potential.