Droomzaken – Creating impact through business

Creating impact through business



We want to change the world for the better through entrepreneurship, focused on creating both societal and financial value. All our activities are related to (international) social entrepreneurship or impact investing:
What do we do?
  • We actively participate in the most promising commercial ventures with social impact.
  • We support existing organizations by sharing our knowledge, skills and network in order to achieve more impact.
  • We are co-founder in several social impact initiatives .
  • We are frequently asked as a jurymember and public speaker on (int’l ) entrepreneurship events
We (co-)found and participate in impact ventures and support organizations in creating more impact through:
  • business development
  • ecosystem development
  • lead generation
  • business angel support
  • funding
We believe that most impact can be made by:
  • creating a sound and sustainable business model
  • focus on strong execution to make real impact
  • support of entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs
  • investmentsupport by experienced investors
  • leveraging on our large international network
  • Combining/ bridging worlds of academic, non profit, corporates, entrepreneurs and investors

Our Partners

Together with our friends we create more business, connection, deals and impact.

With BiD Network we share our knowledge and network on Business Angel Investment and building a Business Angel Network worldwide.


We co-founded Hivos Impact Investments and are responsible for fundraising and investor relations in Hivos Mideast Creatives Fund


As Social entrepreneurs in Residence at the UCE we jointly start projects with Utrecht University to stimulate social entrepreneurship.


Together with New Silk Roads we introduce companies to large communities of mostly young innovators in the Middle East and Northern Africa to do business.


The Impact Garden is our favorite one-stop-shop for everything on Impact, the latest news and reports, upcoming events and all the crucial players in the sector.

    “Gert proved his expertise as innovation scout for Bavaria by introducing new strategic creative partners. Bavaria and Droomzaken developed out-of-the-box new business concepts that further enabled us to structurally grow in these markets.”

    Jeroen Beijer, General Manager Africa
    Bavaria Brewery

    “The approach of Droomzaken is thorough, efficient and targeted towards social impact with a strong business sense. As a result, for the transformation of our activity centers to social businesses, we now know what it takes to setup a business, kick-start sustainable growth and achieve our goal; more paid jobs for people with mental illness. It is a pleasure to work with the positive critical attitude of Gert and Edo.”

    Lucretia d'Fonseca, Managing Director social psychiatry
    GGZ Noord-Holland-Noord

    Alejtin Berisha, CEO
    Universum University College, Kosovo

    “This training could not been given by training professionals, but only by experienced business angels of Droomzaken”

    Erik Stam, Academic Director
    Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship

    “Droomzaken is key partner in many entrepreneurial initiatives at Utrecht University. We’re very proud and honored to have them on board as Social Entrepreneurs in Residence!”

Our ventures

Since 2007 droomzaken invested in and/ or co-founded many ventures. Currently we are still involved in the following ventures.
  • Nazava Waterfilters

  • Grupo Anexx Lta Angola

  • Africa Unsigned

  • De Investeerdersclub

  • alsKOOL

  • Vaardigwerk