About.

INSPIRED BY OPPORTUNITY.

At 20 years old Steinar Henskes (1991) already sold two companies. His business mind and entrepreneurial drive got him to found Bird Control Group and successfully grow this startup to sales in over 100 countries and raised more than 10 million Euro funding. Steinar is a sharp thinker, creative marketeer, strong negotiator and innovator.

Steinar is an inquisitive traveller of the world, ambitious entrepreneur and Dutch judo champion. He is part of the Forbes 30 under 30 class 2017, Student Entrepreneur of the World 2015 and Deloitte Technology Fast50 Rising Star.

Work.

WORK EXPERIENCE.

Bird Control Group

2021 – present | Founder | United States & the Netherlands

  • Currently adding value to Bird Control Group with my knowledge on business development,
    marketing, the product and intellectual property while looking for another challenge.

2012 – 2021 | Founder & CEO | United States & the Netherlands

  • Successfully developed and manufactured the product range and launched the second
    generation of its core product in 2019. Many lessons learned on product development and manufacturing of hardware products.
  • Led the company from a one person team to 70 persons staff and from 0 Euro annual revenue to 7 million Euro in 2021, selling its products to more than 100 countries.
  • Expanded the business to the United States by opening the office in Oregon. As of 2021, North America contributed to 50% of the annual revenue.
  • Raised more than 10 million in dilutive and non-dilutive funding from private equity investors and Dutch and European Union governments institutions.
  • Expanded the intellectual property portfolio to more than 50 patents and successfully took copy cats off the market.

S2 webshops
Online motorbike parts store
2010 – 2013 | Owner | Haarlem, the Netherlands

  • Successful exit

Allmost
Online wireless networking equipment store 2009 – 2011 | Owner | Haarlem, the Netherland

  • Successful exit

OTHER EXPERIENCES

  • 2019 | Climbed Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe
  • 2015 – 2016 | Advisor to StartupDelta
  • 2012 – 2016 | Kairos fellow at the Kairos Society
  • 2009 – 2010 | Fulltime judo player

Education.

01. LEARNING.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

2011 – 2015 | Bachelor International Business Administration | Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Delft University of Technology

2010 – 2010 | Bachelor Electrical Engineering | Delft, the Netherlands

Kennemer Lyceum

2003 – 2009 | Pre-university Education | Overveen, the Netherlands

02. OTHER INFORMATION.
  • Hobbies: Mountain biking | Traveling | Mountain trekking and the outdoors
  • Interests: Entrepreneurship | Business models | Geopolitics | marketing
  • Languages:
    • English – Full professional proficiency
    • Dutch – Native proficiency
    • Google Translate – Full professional proficiency

Awards & patents.

01. AWARDS.

2017 | Forbes 30 under 30 class of 2017: http://www.forbes.com/profile/steinar-henskes/
2015 | Student Entrepreneur of the World | Entrepreneurs’ Organization
2015 | Second most innovative SME of the Netherlands | Dutch Chamber of Commerce
2014 | Kairos 50 Fellow | Kairos Society
2013 | Deloitte Technology Fast50 Rising Star | Deloitte

02. PATENTS.

System and methods for automated wildlife detection, monitoring and control | Patent PCT/IB2020/059393 | 2020
Modular bird dispersal system | Patent WO2020NL50250 | 2020
Modular device and system for deterring birds | Patent WO2020229978 | 2019
Lamp with protection against shining in an undesired direction | Patent WO2013191540 | 2016
System for repelling birds | Patent WO2015093938A1 | 2013
Apparatus and method for deterring birds by laser | Patent WO2014185780A1 | 2013

Travel.

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Contact.

LET’S TALK.