About us
Our story
Our mission is to empower local governments and to have a positive impact on communities worldwide.
+250 Governments
+1,000,000 Citizens signed up
+2,500 Neighbourhoods launched
+2,000,000 Solved help questions
+4,000 Participation projects

Our story and mission

Hoplr is a fast-growing community engagement platform serving over 250 local governments and 1 million citizens. Since 2014, our mission is to empower local governments in community engagement by providing a powerful neighbourhood network app, a public participation platform, and a matching platform for social care.

With Hoplr, local governments are making a difference in their communities. Join us at Hoplr and discover the power of community engagement!

Trusted by +250 local governments and social services

done GDPR Compliant   done AI-driven  done Impact-driven

The milestones we’re proud of


Building a social network for neighbourhoods in Belgium and the Netherlands


Launching our first dashboard for local governments to engage with their communities


Many local governments started using our public participation tools


More then 100 local governments actively use Hoplr for social care and public participation


We expanded internationally to countries like Luxembourg, Turkey and more soon...

Jennick Scheerlinck Jennick Scheerlinck
Jennick Scheerlinck
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Jonas Heirwegh Jonas Heirwegh
Jonas Heirwegh
Chief Design Officer & Founder
Arnaud De Groote Arnaud De Groote
Arnaud De Groote
Chief Operations Officer & Founder
Thomas Van Machelen Thomas Van Machelen
Thomas Van Machelen
Chief Technology Officer
Peter De Smedt Peter De Smedt
Peter De Smedt
Head of Customer Success
Jonas Swartelé Jonas Swartelé
Jonas Swartelé
Senior Customer Success
Jonas De Meulenaere Jonas De Meulenaere
Jonas De Meulenaere
Product manager, PhD Community Engagement
Claire Fobe Claire Fobe
Claire Fobe
Social Care Expert
Adelien Van den Bossche Adelien Van den Bossche
Adelien Van den Bossche
Project Manager
Tabitha Bidee Tabitha Bidee
Tabitha Bidee
Senior Community Manager
Jordy De Wilde Jordy De Wilde
Jordy De Wilde
Senior Developer
Luc Galoppin Luc Galoppin
Luc Galoppin
Asset Based Community Development Expert

Want to work on building strong communities?

If you are ambitious, creative and passionate about community building, check out our open positions or send us a spontaneous application. Join us at Hoplr and make a difference in communities worldwide!
Check out our open positions

Our Core Values

Obsess With Customer Value

Delivering value through our platform

Scale Our Impact

Making a positive difference in communities worldwide

Go The Extra Mile

Going above and beyond for our team and customers

Grind To Make Perfect

Hard work and continuous improvement drive satisfaction

Be Data Driven

Using data to take informed decisions and improve operations

Trusted by +250 local governments

Hoplr is the next gen software for local governments to transcend different departements

“The past two years were a difficult period for many people. And the pandemic made us realise that we must stay in touch with others, be able to interact with them and not leave others behind. The Hoplr app is a great solution to all these challenges, especially in a city that is constantly growing. The aim is to encourage social interaction and solidarity within a neighbourhood by, for example, helping users lend and borrow items to reduce household expenses. Even more so during this period where everyone is affected by the rise in energy prices. So yes, Hoplr can really create such connections.”
Maurice Bauer Alderman, City of Luxembourg
"Hoplr helped us to make a good analysis of the neighborhood. Because we used the same questions as an urban study, we were able to compare the neighborhood scores with urban scores. And we got a good insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the neighbourhood. Many residents voted for the priorities in the neighborhood. Because many residents gave reasons why they considered a theme the most important, we were able to focus the Neighborhood Roadmap on the problems that people experienced. Hoplr helped us to structure the open answers in a clear report, which we also shared with the district."
Wouter de Hoog Community Engagement, City of The Hague
“When social life came to a complete standstill during the first lockdown, our own neighbourhoods became the anchors that citizens could cling onto. The need for neighbourly connections was never greater and the Hoplr proved to be the perfect channel for our neighbourhoods to connect or stay connected. Strengthening social cohesion through an online neighbourhood platform such as Hoplr means making small help possible offline. Someone who has a request for help and dares to ask it on Hoplr, may next time be able to ask it directly to a neighbour ‘from behind the corner’ who helped out earlier. These engagements are worth their weight in gold for the neighbourhood care project.”
Annelies Daniels Social Services, Municipality of Knokke-Heist