Ryota Sekine grew up in Singapore with Japanese nationality. He is an entrepreneur based in Chicago with extensive experience in healthtech and supply chain. He studied at the University of Chicago where he was exposed to a wide range of economic and sociological theories that later kindled his interest in seasteading, floating cities and alternative governance. He is optimistic that our quest to build self-sustaining societies on the ocean will help us make massive progress with many of humanity’s grand challenges such as water and food security. He is determined to work with like-minded people around the world to secure a sustainable and abundant future for the next generation.