We Are Stewards

Steward-owned companies can make our world a better place. Our goal is to put steward-ownership on the map in the Netherlands. We help entrepreneurs and investors to maximize their impact with steward-ownership.

Gijsbert Koren

Gijsbert is founder of We Are Stewards and crowdfunding pioneer. He has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs to use crowdfunding to finance their business. "Steward-ownership is the ideal foundation for entrepreneurs and investors who want to make a positive impact."

Nina de Korte

As a marketeer, Nina is a story starter for a new economy. Besides that, she is guest lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation at The Hague University. “The Silicon Vally model of growth at all costs is outdated. Change is coming, like new ownership structures that fit the economy of tomorrow."

Jorick Wijnen

Jorick has a background in tax law and is passionate about sustainability. “Steward ownership and running a profitable business go hand in hand. The question for founders and investors is no longer: How can I extract as much as possible from a company? But: How much is enough for me?”

Nicole Gorris

Nicole comes from an entrepreneurial family and has been active in business for many years after her law studies. She has also worked for World Food Program and Vluchtelingenwerk. Nicole is mother of 3 children and runs her own family office. "Making impact and taking care of Mother Earth is the most important challenge at the moment."

Esther Welles

Esther is dedicated to contribute to a fairer and more sustainable economy. With her background in business economics and societal impact, she recognizes the crucial role that companies can play in this regard. "Steward-ownership is the way to transform the traditional way of doing business into one with both short and long-term impact." Contact: esther@wearestewards.nl

Want to work together on steward-ownership?
You can reach us via hoi@wearestewards.nl, or by contacting Gijsbert over telephone via 06-23545094