Stef van Dongen (1976) is an impact-driven entrepreneur. He started Enviu in 2002 where he kickstarted various impact-driven ventures and online communities. Stef obtained his MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management and specialised in Global Business Society Management. He worked several years in the financial services industry as entrepreneur and New Business Developer.
Enviu starts world changing companies! These companies aim to solve social and ecological issues through products and services that increase the quality of life of as many people as possible and benefit our planet.
We are driven by the question: How can we maintain our quality of life, end poverty and restore our planet’s eco-system? We believe that we need new models for production, distribution, education, business and the economy as a whole to create quality of life for as many people as possible in a sustainable way.
We are strong believers of the economy of the crowd; an inclusive economy where starting new innovative business creates value for people and planet. Together we can build this economy that is all about passion, trust, entrepreneurship, collaboration and sharing. Starting impact-driven companies and communities is in our opinion one of the key drivers to trigger this economical change. To develop these companies, Enviu applies the power of the crowd! We crowd source our companies by mobilizing the expertise, creativity, money and purchasing power of the crowd. With the crowd and entrepreneurs related to Enviu we develop impact-driven start-ups. We transform good business ideas into profitable companies. The process delivers end-user co-created products and services, reduces research costs, and creates new unexpected solutions.
Enviu has worked on over 100 projects since its founding, leveraging the individual skills of over 20,000 people in 40 countries.