Our Mission

Evergreen Labs develops and supports businesses together with passionate entrepreneurs that aim to impact the pressing environmental and social challenges of today.

Our Two-Way Approach

We grow professional and sustainable companies and let the entrepreneur focus on running a business!

Support

Who we support: Vietnam is full of entrepreneurs and everyone seems to run at least one business. However, these businesses are often fragmented and limited in size due to a lack of professional structure.  Talented entrepreneurs with great ideas need support to expand small, individual operation into a sustainable and profitable companies.

 How we help: Evergreen Labs aims to provide the full range of services throughout the entire life cycle of a company. In providing the necessary overhead functions, we enable the entrepreneur to focus on the operation of the business and ensure a lean business structure.

Create

Shelf Businesses: Besides supporting entrepreneurs with their own ideas, we also work on our own Evergreen projects that develop into “shelf businesses”. These shelf businesses are ready for a passionate entrepreneur to join the project and take over the daily operations. By establishing a business plan and securing funding, we cofound the business together with the entrepreneur.

Practical Solutions: Many of our shelf businesses are and will be based on existing solutions for problems that are still very apparent in Vietnam. We strongly believe that the multiplication of businesses with a positive impact solution should be a cornerstone in Vietnam’s development. This two-way ‘support and create’ approach maximizes positive impact on the environment and community.

Our Services

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Inspiration & Idea

Evergreen Labs starts at the earliest stage of a company life cycle, we hope to inspire people to develop ideas with a positive impact and turn them into reality.

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Incorporation & Implementation

We invest resources & funds in early stage projects before incorporating the business with the entrepreneur and implementing the business plan.

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Improve & Increase

After the proof-of-concept, we further the company into an expansion phase and scale the business to increase the social and environmental impact.

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Our Team

Jan Zellmann

Co-founder & MD
Germany
Business development, business plan, finance, fundraising, consulting

Kasia Weina, PhD

Co-founder & MD
USA
Idea generation & validation, business development & implementation

Christian Schaefer

Shareholder & Legal Advisor (Asia Counsel)
Germany

Emmy Nguyen

Project Manager
Vietnam
HealthyFarm.org and Farmer’s Market

Phuong Tran

Project Manager
Vietnam
Community-based Tourism

John Gaisford

Co-entrepreneur
South Africa
Hydroponics, Alternatives to Plastic

Fiona Hayman

Intern & Project Support
USA
Research, sourcing & support

Huong-Chi Nguyen

Project Assistant
Vietnam
Community-based tourism

Thanh-Phuong Mai

Lawyer
Vietnam
Asia Counsel

Supportive functions