about-us

We are TEKKOO

• We accelerate innovations from idea to scalable business.
• We do this by bridging the gap between corporates and startups.
• We are driven entrepreneurs, that take responsibility and get the job done
• We love to work in tech environments, where innovation is just a little bit more complicated.

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Our customer’s challenges

  • I feel we spend a lot of money and effort on R&D and new business development and more should come out of it

  • We are good at incremental innovations, but we know we have to step up

  • Innovation is not easy, often it conflicts with running business

  • A lot of ideas do not come to its full potential, due to a lack of available competences and entrepreneurial mindset

  • I know innovation is about speed and dealing with uncertainties

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Service

We love to work as entrepreneurs, together with your innovation team, with a joint commitment to success. The six elements we believe are key to the success and thus an integral part of our services:

Definition of joint success

aligning our business goals

Selection of the right idea

the opportunity with lots of potential, a little bit further away from home

Compilation of the winning team

your company resources together with ours

Fast learning by action

An integral approach

A lean innovation process

a smart, flexible process with quick iterations

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Way of working

Together with our partners we work on innovation success. We do this in diverse roles, dependent on what is needed. In the agreements we make, we align our success with our partners’ success.

Ad interim roles we have:
• Business developer
• R&D manager
• Innovation manager
• Programm manager of acceleration programs
• Entrepreneur
• Lean start-up coach

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News

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Team

We have track record in innovation and business development in diverse roles. We represent a combination of new business concept development using design thinking, innovation execution using a lean start-up mindset.

Bas van Wieringen

Bas van Wieringen

Innovation execution

“We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things.”
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Lindy Hensen

Lindy Hensen

New business design

“Innovation is creativity with a job to do.”
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Elsbeth Geukers

Elsbeth Geukers

LEAN STARTUP COACH, TEKKOO ASSOCIATE

“YOUR CUSTOMER IS KEY”
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Katinka Bergema

Katinka Bergema

Collaboration, networked innovation, open innovation

"Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise."
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Our business partners

Our business partners

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Bas van Wieringen

Bas van Wieringen

Innovation execution

“We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things.”

– 6 years+ experience in new business development, growth strategyies and entrepreneurship
– Msc. Strategy and Organizational Science, Utrecht University

“I love turning great ideas into profitable results. I find it a joyful challenge to support companies in realizing new business from the many good ideas created.

My experience so far:

– Innovation executive, transforming concepts to turnover. Various industrial clients such as Cofely, Afval Energie Bedrijf A’dam, Waternet, Cosun, Mourik, SPIE, DS Smith, Canon and Thales
– Entrepreneur at Wkvuvuzela.
– Start-up coach at Yes!Delft

I do this by putting myself in the driver’s seat of an innovation project (you may call it a spin out or a venture as well!) and make it my responsibility to create fast failure or great business impact.”

Lindy Hensen

Lindy Hensen

New business design

“Innovation is creativity with a job to do.”

– 7 years+ experience in (sustainable) innovation and business development in industry
– Msc. Strategic Product Design, Delft University of Technology

“I love working on innovations that eventually improve the world we life in. I am in a flow when I can use my creativity, analytic skills and ability to make things actionable, to make connections and to build meaningful and successful new business concepts.
I love doing this as the frontrunner of the team.”

Also check out my LinkedIn profile!

Elsbeth Geukers

Elsbeth Geukers

LEAN STARTUP COACH, TEKKOO ASSOCIATE

“YOUR CUSTOMER IS KEY”

7 years+ experience in lean startup, new business development and entrepreneurship

Msc. Biomedical Engineering, Delft University of Technology
“I love bringing early stage (tech) ideas to market as soon as possible, just as supporting teams in their customer validation and business development processes.
My experience so far:
• Strategy Consultant at Booz&Company
• LaunchLab Manager at Yes!Delft
• Prodock Manager at Port of Amsterdam
• Business Development Trainer at TUDelft, YES!Delft, TNO

Katinka Bergema

Katinka Bergema

Collaboration, networked innovation, open innovation

"Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise."

Katinka is one of our great people in our flex pool. She helps us with topics like cooperation within innovation and the development of visions of the future, for instance by means of innovation workshops.

A little bit more about Katinka:
I have a PhD from Delft University of Technology on the collaboration between people from different companies in innovation project. A well-known example of the kind of projects I am looking at is the development of the Senseo, where Philips & Douwe Egberts collaborated to develop this new coffee concept. I studied what kind of challenges people experience in such collaborations and how people can deal with these challenges in practice. I am now using this knowledge to set-up and coordinate the collaboration for door-to-door luggage services in the aviation industry in PASSME, as well as with my own company, Zwaluw | Innovatie & Samenwerking. With my company, I advise and guide innovation managers in networked innovation projects, give workshops on the challenges and possible solutions, and facilitate interventions in collaborations that are struggling. Besides that, I am a certified facilitator of LEGO Serious Play, a methodology to help teams create a joint vision or enlighten problems in their collaboration.

Our business partners

Our business partners

We have a wide network of innovation professionals, which we work with on a regular basis!

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Funfactor

Each completed project makes us even more hungry, hungry for more innovations contributing to a better world!

20

 Successful projects 

12

 Invested start-ups 

8

 Involvement in accelerators 

738

 Met interesting people

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References

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our projects below.

We have worked for corporations in several industries: Agro&Food, Chemistry, Materials & Energy. In a personal conversation we’d love to tell you more.

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Contact

Want to know more about our services? Please contact us!

Bas: +31 6 202 863 18 – bas@tekkoo.nl
Lindy: +31 6 539 273 37 – lindy@tekkoo.nl

Based in Springhouse, de ruijterkade 128, 1011 AC, Amsterdam

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