I founded Boestones not as a way to break into the diamond business, but to get into the people business.

There was a man, Jack, who lived outside by my favorite bodega in New York City. For three years, Jack never failed to give me the weather forecast when I stopped in for a bagel. He always had a copy of the New York Times and sometimes he’d disagree with its meteorological predictions.

"I want to give [them] a chance to exist in permanence."

Jack and I developed a sort of friendship and I’d often bring him a bagel in exchange for his personal spin on the forecast. But then Jack wasn’t there. I learned from the bodega owner that Jack had passed. And then it occurred to me; I had no idea what happened to the homeless when they die.

After finding out I felt compelled to do something. With Boestones, I want to give people like Jack a chance to exist in permanence, just as he had been a permanent fixture of my everyday life.

 

 
Scott

Scott Boeman 
Founder and CEO

After spending nine years as a systems analyst, Scott left his day job with an idea and the determination to make a difference in this world with Boestones.

 

 
Sandor

Sandor Wiesenfeldt
Co-founder

After achieving an MBA from the prestigious Stellenbosch Business School in Cape Town, Sandor successfully launched and sold multiple startups in South Africa before bringing his expertise stateside.