Jan Goetgeluk is the founder and CEO of Virtuix and the developer of the Virtuix Omni, the first virtual reality interface to move freely and naturally in video games and virtual worlds.
Jan is originally from Belgium and came to Houston in 2007 as a Project Engineer for Katoen Natie, a Belgian petrochemical logistics conglomerate.
Jan decided to stay in the US and left Katoen Natie to obtain his MBA degree at Rice University in Houston, where he became President of the Rice Finance Club and Founder and Chair of the inaugural Rice Energy Finance Summit in 2009. While at Rice, Jan received the Jones Citizen award for his leadership contributions to the business school and the Jones Scholar award for his academic performance.
Upon graduation in 2010, Jan joined JP Morgan as an Investment Banker in the Natural Resources coverage group in Houston and New York. While working as an investment banking associate, Jan started developing the Omni after hours in early 2011, In February 2013, after two years of researching, experimenting, and prototyping, Jan decided to leave his full-time job and founded Virtuix to bring the Omni to market. In June 2013, Jan launched the Omni Kickstarter campaign, raising $1.1 million through the sale of more than 2,500 Omnis. To date, more than 3,000 Omnis have been sold.