Social Entrepreneur OLD

Machiel is an award-winning social entrepreneur who combines the passion of social mission with business-like discipline, innovation, and determination. He has the drive to find solutions for social, cultural or environmental issues.

To this end, Machiel has been awarded by his community for founding and building the non-profit organization, The Jung Society of Utah.

Catalyst 100 – “100 people who have made Salt Lake City a more compassionate and vibrant place to live”.


In 2016, the Community Foundation of Utah recognized Machiel for ‘making a measurable difference in the lives of Utahns through innovation, collaboration and commitment to the common good’. They called him ‘a visionary who brings deeply impactful and highly accessible depth psychology education to Utahns’.



Following the directives of a night time dream, Machiel founded the Jung Platform in 2011. The purpose of this dynamic online educational organization is to make top level psychological insights available to people all over the world at an affordable price.

Machiel works with business leaders helping them connect to their vision, develop creativity and the art of staying focused. Learn more

He holds a bachelor degree in economics and languages with a more traditional business beginning. In 1999, after a number of years in business, he cofounded the company MyCall, which very quickly became the largest provider of Internet applications for travelers staying in business hotels around Europe.  The company was operational in 13 countries.  MyCall was successfully sold to iBAHN in 2004.  During that year, he took a sabbatical to travel independently through nine countries in Asia and to study Eastern-healing modalities.  At the end of the year, he moved to the United States to work for iBAHN as a Global Product Manager.  For 3 years, he successfully introduced and managed iBAHN’s products within the global market, before moving into the field of social entrepreneurship.