Over ons

Enginn heeft als missie om een springplank te bieden aan startende, innovatieve om hun producten en diensten versneld en op grote schaal te ontplooien. Dit doen we door startende bedrijven te verbinden aan bedrijven in de gemeente Haarlemmermeer, waar de gehele regio Schiphol onder valt. Ook bieden we een fysieke werklocatie.

Verbinden, Haarlemmermeer,
Springplank

Support, Extensive Network,
Access to the market

Goal

Our goal is to support sustainable startups in their access to the market and achieve scale. We do this together with our Founding Fathers who created Enginn to accelerate the transition to a Sustainable, Circular Economy within the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. With their help and extensive network, we bring starting innovative entrepreneurs in touch with potential partners and customers. We assist with matters concerning business plans, product protection, strategy development, legal and tax issues and financing. This does not happen from a fixed incubation programme; we facilitate where desired.

Who are we looking for?

We focus on sustainable, innovative start-ups that contribute to the development of a Circular Economy. These can be recent graduates, entrepreneurs in the pre-commercial phase, (just) started small businesses that are experiencing rapid growth and new business models of existing organizations.

In all cases, the primary business is sustainability and the initiatives are innovative and/or scalable. Very soon we will launch a challenge where the need for directly applicable innovations for development in the Schiphol region is central.

Starting entrepreneurs,
Sustainability, Upscaling

What do we offer?

Matchmaking with our partners and the opportunities within the Schiphol region are central to Enginn. Startups have short lines with inspiring companies with whom knowledge of innovations, techniques and the region can be exchanged. We also provide flexible, high-quality workplaces with representative reception areas.

 

New businesses in the sustainable and innovative angle work side by side in Enginn, enabling promising cross-pollination occur.

Together with our Founding Fathers and The Enginneers Enginn is working to make the Haarlemmermeer a test and demo ground for developments that accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

Matchmaking, Workplaces,
Cross-pollination

Founding Fathers

Enginn is a joint initiative of various companies and organizations in the Schiphol region. Together they create an environment where the hole is sealed between large, established companies and innovative, often small startups. The Enginn founders are the creators of a future that is an ambitious and inspiring response to the challenges of our time. Our Founding Fathers also provide their expertise in support of things that every entrepreneur has to deal with.

Commitment
and Ambitions

The Enginn team

Enginn is led by Anna Chojnacka (Director), Gunter Wehmeyer (Creative Director) and Thijs van Bemmel (Project Manager Circulair Challenge). They gladly put in their experience and networks in order to fulfill the ambition of Haarlemmermeer: become one of the most sustainable regions of the Netherlands. This will globally accelerate the transition to Circular thinking and acting.

 

Anna has a great passion for a sustainable and fairer world. She is a founding member of the 1% CLUB (the do-good crowdfunding platform) and NaiLab (the incubator for tech startups in Nairobi, Kenya). In 2014 she was chosen by Opzij as one of the 100 most influential women in the Netherlands.

Fusing urbanism, design thinking and innovation strategy Gunter is fueled with solving complex challenges in the fields of Urbanism, Circular Economy and Green Infrastructure. Having a background in Landscape Urbanism/Urban Design with extensive experiences in China, HK, UK and Dubai he was working on large scale Urban and Innnovation Strategies both in the corporate environment and in entrepreneurial startups for social innovation and social design.

Thijs is a facilitator by nature, never taking the same route twice. Assuming that every move fits a system, I will always question the current system in order to improve it. As a freelance creative he has experience as project manager, crowdfund campaigner, process manager and event organizer.