Vision

In the future indoor positioning is going to bigger than outdoor positioning (GPS). Our homes and offices will never be smart if they do not know where we are!

There will be a time that every power outlet and light socket will have a chip. A smart outlet brings comfort, safety, and energy savings. There are many, many more power outlets than smartphones in the world. That’s the potential impact of a company like Crownstone! Billions of low-energy chips! Billions of energy savings each year!

Who are we?

The best way to show who we are is with a little video!

You can follow us as a team on Facebook and Twitter. You can follow individual team members on Twitter as well, like Hans, who loves enterpreneurship, Peet, who supports many crowdfunding projects, or Anne, who can’t stop talking about robots and artificial intelligence.

Apart from work, if you’re into martial arts, drop Bart a message. Peet likes everything that involves audio and Alex is into 3D animations.


Where are we?

Right in the center of Rotterdam!

Crownstone
Stationsplein 45 d1.118
3013 AK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
KvK: 66065208
BTW/VAT: NL856381111B01

Contact

phone: 0031103073955 / 010-3073955

How to get there?

Crownstone is housed in the beautiful Groothandelsgebouw at Rotterdam Central Station (parking for and direction by car). We recommend to come by public transport, it’s at the station!

Plan your return trip with Rotterdam Central departure times. Count at least two minutes walking through the Groothandelsgebouw.


Background

Crownstone has been originally developed by DoBots, has as seed investor Almende Investments, is part of the Rockstart accelerator, and launched as company in April 2016.

We recommend that you scroll through the website and the blog to know what the role of our products can be in a business-to-business context. Indoor localisation has wide applicability apart from use at home, including (informal) care, flexible places at work, and preventive maintenance.

We have a very transparent manner of operation. You can find a lot of information about us online, such as the Kickstarter where we raised over 70.000 euros for the Crownstones, our blog, where we give you a lot of insight into our projects, and our github repositories.

Find pictures and logos on the press kit page.


Core Team

The Crownstone team is extremely well versed in a wide variety of skills. We have all been to Dutch or international universities and like challenges above anything else!

It is easy to contact each of us individually. Just use our first name and attach @crownstone.rocks at the end.

Anne van Rossum

Anne van Rossum CEO

Anne studied electrical engineering and cognitive psychology. At Almende and DoBots he coordinated and did research on autonomous robots. Every Thursday is math day!

Peet van Tooren

Peet van Tooren CTO

Peet worked for a lot of international companies (Siemens, Philips) in the car industry, mainly on navigation software.

Bart van Vliet

Bart van Vliet Software developer

Bart has a masters in Mechanical Engineering and does not shy away from the most in-depth embedded programming jobs. Ask him anything on the nRF architecture!

Alex de Mulder

Alex de Mulder Design & Software developer

Alex has a masters in Applied Physics and is a stellar developer. At times his physics training shows, for example in the beautiful visualizations in our app.

Fija Pijpelink

Fija Pijpelink Design/Communication Specialist

Fija makes sure our communication is clear and beautiful.

Frans Dijckmeester

Frans Dijckmeester Assistant Financial Controller

Frans streamlines and automates our finances and administration!

Mare van den Putte

Mare van den Putte Community Manager

Mare might very well be the person through whom you've heard from us!


Crownstone Advisors and Experts

At Crownstone we have multiple advisors and experts who help us bring Crownstone to the market. Hans Abbink is a successful entrepreneur and investor in the Rotterdam region under the investment company Almende Investments. Alexander Weisz is an expert in management and business development for starting companies such as Finch Buildings and Quantoz. Berend Olde Rikkert has ample experience in the energy sector, for example at the successful Quby company, known from the Eneco Toon and as vice president Energy and Utilities at Capgemini.

Hans Abbink

Hans Abbink Founder Almende Investments

Alexander Weisz

Alexander Weisz Business Consultant

Berend Olde Rikkert

Berend Olde Rikkert Partnership Director

Our Current Master Students

Feel free to contact our master students to get some additional insight into Crownstone. Use their first name and attach @crownstone.rocks at the end.

Victoria Mavrikopoulou

Victoria Mavrikopoulou TU Delft

In-network localization


Interns

Our most recent interns, who perform a wide range of tasks. They help people with advice on Crownstones, test all kind of smartphone variants, organize hackathons, building a booth for trade fairs, desoldering and soldering electronic components, product assembly, and much more.

Alex de Ridder

Alex de Ridder Technische Informatica, Hogeschool Rotterdam

Gijs Tamminga

Gijs Tamminga Human Technologies, Techniek College Rotterdam

Florijn van Zundert

Florijn van Zundert Human Technologies, Techniek College Rotterdam

Hall of Fame

For a nice overview of past employees and interns, who have worked on robotics and wireless sensor networks at Crownstone, our sister company DoBots, or our mother company Almende, (scientific research), take a look at our hall of fame.

Really, go there! :-) There is lot of interesting research and perhaps software you can use yourself!