Helping global entrepreneurs
inspire a better world ™

ASTRONAUT RON GARAN
INTERVIEWS JIM VAN EERDEN

A PERSONAL STORY

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our story

WE BELIEVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
IS ESSENTIAL TO HUMAN FLOURISHING

Peter Drucker defined entrepreneurship as a “manifesto of dissent.” By that he meant that the entrepreneur stewards a sacred trust to make things better, no matter his domain of practice or his chosen sphere of influence. It’s in their spiritual DNA. They are born (and made) to innovate; born (and made) to serve people in unprecedented ways. They find a way. We believe that a world without the entrepreneurial spirit is an impoverished world. So, we made it our mission to help global entrepreneurs inspire a better world.


2021
SOME GOOD NEWS WITH JOHN KRASINSKI
Helixx supports 5th Element in placing partners PepsiCo, Starbucks and Sevenly in the celebrated global web episodic series Some Good News, with Host John Krasinski.
2020
5TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AT DAVOS
Jim Van Eerden helps lead the 5th Element delegation to the World Economic Forum, delivering a manifesto for a 5th Industrial Revolution.
2019
MAGNALIA HOMESTEAD FOUNDATION OPENS
Helixx helps facilitate the launch of a non-profit that facilitates family-centered community, socratic learning, and programs for adults with special needs.
2018
GOOD EXCHANGE CORP. ACQUISITION
Helixx participates in the growth and sale of Good Exchange to 5th Element Group PBC in an effort to create a flagship brand for corporations, donors, investors and “solution-makers” working together to connect performance to SDG-aligned purpose.
2017
THINKER.EDUCATION LAUNCH
Helixx announces the launch of Thinker.Education, aiming to provide the world’s leading free library of short courses about life’s big questions as an alternative student scholarship platform for engaged parents, grandparents, employers and mentors.
2016
SERVING LEADER VENTURES
Helixx sells Serving Leader Ventures, a content and company based on the international best-selling book, The Serving Leader, to Aspirant.
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“Entrepreneurship [is]…intended as a manifesto and as a declaration of dissent:
The entrepreneur upsets and disorganizes…his task is ‘creative destruction’.” – Peter Drucker

“Entrepreneurship [is]…intended as a manifesto and as a declaration of dissent: The entrepreneur upsets and disorganizes…his task is ‘creative destruction’.” – Peter Drucker

our mission

A CALLING TO SERVE THOSE WITH AN
ENTREPRENEURIAL CALLING

our mission

A CALLING TO SERVE
THOSE WITH AN
ENTREPRENEURIAL CALLING

JIM VAN EERDEN

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Company founder Jim Van Eerden has always had a passion for combining business and mission, for the intersection between entrepreneurial enterprise and cause. His unique experiences, including start-up roles for Global 2000 and fast-growth early stage companies, has earned Jim a reputation as one of the nation’s leading “blended value” strategists. His partners and colleagues and staff all share the vision to help global entrepreneurs inspire a better world.™

Helixx protagonists also share a belief in the idea that People Matter – and that each person is made with a spiritual equivalent of their natural DNA that gives them gifts to share with the world. A part of our work is the high calling of helping people to know that truth, and to live in light of that reality.

Jim and his wife Rachel seek to live this mission in their personal lives, too. As parents of 11 children, they enjoy hosting “entrepreneurial and missional co-conspirators” at their homestead, called Magnalia, in North Carolina as a part of the experience of their co-venturing model.

“I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might
give others…I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.” – Thomas Edison

“I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others…I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.” – Thomas Edison

work in progress

A FEW SELECTED VENTURES – MAKING A MARK IN THE WORLD

MISSION ATHLETE CARE

A new category of innovative consumer goods products designed by athletes for athletes to enhance athletic performance.
www.missionathletecare.com

5TH ELEMENT GROUP

A global impact accelerator for brands, investors and donors that connects purpose to performance through a variety of “best practice” offerings.
www.5thelement.group

SEVENLY

A lifestyle products company that creates the world’s leading “cause art” to raise funding and awareness for great charities.
www.sevenly.us

NEW APPRENTICESHIP

Bridging the gap between what schools teach and what only experience can bring, to help meet the workforce realignment challenge.
www.newapprenticeship.com

MAGNALIA HOMESTEAD FOUNDATION

A 501(c)3 non-profit that facilitates family-centered community, socratic learning, and agri-therapy programs for adults with special needs.
www.magnalia.org

5IRE

A pioneer in the “learn-to-earn” movement, Thinker Education rewards students with scholarships for college and other life experiences.
www.5ire.org

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PROJECTS REFLECTING THE “DNA” OF WHAT WE VALUE

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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February 3, 2022

5th Element and 5ire, Co-founded by 5th Partner Pratik Gauri, Announce Global Partnership to Create For-benefit Tech Unicorn

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October 8, 2021

5th Element Group Partners with YondoMondo to Support the Advance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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September 14, 2020

5th Element Client and SDG Circle member New Apprenticeship completes $2.5M Seed Round to Solve Hiring Gaps

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August 13, 2021

SAP Joins WinTogether.org, 5th Element and Other SDG Circle Partners in Effort to Support Ocean Voyages Institute Campaign

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July 2020

Navajo Nation Receives COVID-19 Supplies from SGN Community Partners, Including 5th Element, Sevenly and The Starbucks Foundation, through Direct Relief

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April 27, 2021

5th Element client-partners and SDG Circle members Lottery.com and Causes.com announce alliance to amplify social philanthropy efforts

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April 21, 2021

5th Element client-partner Lottery.com announces winner of Tesla Cybertruck in premier WinTogether Charitable Sweepstakes Campaign

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December 2020

5th Element, Sevenly and The Starbucks Foundation Help Rally SGN Community to Goal of $2 Million in COVID Relief Donations by Year-End

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November 2020

5th Element and WinTogether.org Partner to Launch a Charitable Sweepstakes featuring a Tesla Cybertruck to Fund Arbor Day Foundation’s Time for Trees® Initiative

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October 2020

World Central Kitchen’s Restaurants for the People Program Provides Emergency U.S. Relief Across with Support from SGN, the 5th Element and Starbucks

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August 2020

World Central Kitchen Enters Fifth Month of COVID-19 Emergency Food Relief Effort at Nationals Park, Receives Donation from SGN Community

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August 11, 2020

Wall Street Journal Publishes Key Article from 5th Element Partner Hernando de Soto, Champion of Property Rights for the Poor

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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April 2020

Mission’s co-founder Drew Brees of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints featured in Men’s Journal

September 2019

5th Element Cited as “Maestro of the Omniwin” in Real Leaders Magazine Feature Story

June 2019

World Economic Forum Features 5th Industrial Revolution Article by Gauri and Van Eerden

May 2019

5th Element Colleague Pratik Gauri Featured as 30-Under-30 Global Business Leader

April 2019

5th Element Group Completes $1.2 Million Match Campaign With charity: water

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January 2019

StartUp Camp Founder Dale Partridge Interviews Jim Van Eerden on Leadership

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January 2019

Jim Van Eerden to Deliver Keynote Address at 5th Annual London Blockchain Week

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August 2018

The GoodTrade Interviews Jim Van Eerden about the Social Entrepreneurship Journey

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May 2018

Helixx Client John Stahl-Wert Featured in Inc. Magazine on the Principles of Servant Leadership

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June 2016

River Foundation-Sponsored Video About Edison Van Eerden Adoption Goes Viral

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May 2015

Sevenly Announces Launch of CauseBox, World’s First Social Good Subscription Box

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February 2015

Sevenly Announces Launch of CauseBox, World’s First Social Good Subscription Box

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June 2014

Sevenly Announces Raising More Than $4 Million For The World’s Greatest Causes

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