About Us

Jack Jagt founded Social Buddy after working in the tech sector for over 40 years. After his professional work as a Technical Director and technology architect, he was always passionate about machine-user interaction. With this knowledge and technical background, Jack is now dedicated to using his expertise to enhance the lives of senior citizens everywhere. 

Jack was inspired to develop Social Buddy by his passion for assisting elders in living more freely and confidently. He was aware of the social isolation, loneliness, and lack of access to resources many seniors face to maintain their health and activity levels. He recognized a chance to close this gap with AI technology, giving elders a helpful companion who could support them with various jobs and hobbies.

Our goal at Social Buddy is to give seniors the skills and support they need to stay connected, engaged, and healthy to enable them to lead active and satisfying lives. With various features and capabilities that can be customized to match each user’s particular needs and tastes, our cutting-edge AI robot and software are made to be simple to use and adaptable.

Our team is made up of seasoned professionals who are enthusiastic about utilizing technology to enhance the quality of life of elderly citizens. We put much effort into creating and enhancing our AI companion, combining user input, university-led testing, and insights from various scientific research to ensure we always give the greatest experience.

Social-Buddy could not have been realized without the help of many volunteering experts and sponsors


Alfred Boersma
(Business & Technology Specialist)

Carolina Nijenhuis
(Product Manager & Digital Strategist)

Jonna van der Knaap

Kasper Jagt
(Social Media)

Dennis de Jong & Justin Wijnands
(UX Design)

Mels Jagt
(Developer & Coordinating the Development Team)

Vera Kersting
(Art Designer)

Alisa Nguyen
(Industrial Design)

Martijn van Put
(Technology Architect)

Hans Westbeek
(3D illustratie/animatie)

Mira van Bentveld & Margriet Keizerwaard
(Social-Welfare Domein)


Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Delft University of Technology – Industrial Design Engineering

Jeroen Meijer
(Flutter Lecturer)


Our research is co-sponsored by

Marko de Jong 

sponsor social-buddy
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