“Solving Societal Problems through Technology and Entrepreneurship” - That’s our mission!
We are a team of ambitious young professionals with the desire to make a positive impact on our society. Software development is the tool we use to solve complex societal challenges.
With the process of Design Sprints, we approach problems from a human-centered perspective and have the possibility to answer company questions through rapid prototyping and user testing together with our clients. Our aim is to spark innovation and sustainable solutions with your people, because we do believe in your creativity!
Over the years we have developed innovation labs to give speed to organisational improvement, chatbots to make customer support more efficient, effective websites through smart front- and backend development and so much more. We improve the working life of your employees by making it more efficient, user-friendly and above all; happier. All in order to get you one step ahead of the competition to better serve your customer.
What differentiates us from competitors is our awareness of social responsibility and our contribution to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Thus constantly focused on making the world a better place.
Let us know which problem or challenge you are facing. We are happy to get in contact with you to think of possible solutions for your business!
After 4.5 years working for multinationals, Quintus concluded that running and managing a company should be done radically different. Based on the ideas of Ricardo Semler, where each individual must have maximum autonomy executing and experiencing their work, him and Niek started an organisation based on the values love, trust and transparency. Within Foryard, Quintus is responsible for Business Development, Finance, Software Development and Marketing. Before starting the company Foryard, he joined Heineken in Congo, Africa. Afterwards he worked at Pon Holdings first as a Management Trainee, later as Director Project Management in Louisiana, USA. His knowledge lies in creating and restructuring new organisations. The end goal is to build an international network of Software Innovation Labs, to influence social entrepreneurship on a worldwide scale. More power to the individual.
Before joining Quintus and founding Foryard, Niek was active at the University of Utrecht and LOI. At the LOI, Niek tutored students following the courses mind mapping and speed learning. At the University, he guided honours students. Also, Niek taught at the Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship for a year, an initiative of the UU, here he tutored 20 young entrepreneurs. Together with the team at Foryard, he builds innovative software solutions for governments and businesses. Niek is also involved in setting up external innovation labs within companies, implementing SCRUM, business development and building strong and inspiring teams.