Jasper Mutsaerts – Founder of Bohemian birds

[quote style=”boxed”]Collect. Connect. Conquer. Collecting ideas through brainstorm sessions. Connecting to people that are able to execute the ideas. Conquering customers to bring ideas to “real” life.[/quote] Jasper Mutsaerts is a creative entrepreneur, world traveler and public speaker with a passion for his one main purpose in life: help people empty their bucket list. Jasper […]

Raj Patel – Founder of Explora

[quote style=”boxed”]Hard work. It’s a cliche but it seems to be the thing that gives you the best chance for success. [/quote] Raj Patel founded Explora, a smartphone rental service for travellers visiting the United States. He is a lifelong travel enthusiast, former lawyer, investment banker and die hard rugby fan. Recently launched, Explora delivers a […]

Jurgen Himmelmann – Co-founder of The Global Work & Travel Co.

[quote style=”boxed”]The most important lesson I learned was that you need to start somewhere, no matter what you want to do with your life. Rather than thinking a job opportunity is beneath you, take an opportunity to get yourself in the door. Show what you can do.[/quote] Jürgen Himmelmann is the director and co-founder of […]

Matt Cook – Co-founder of Vacations Made Easy

[quote style=”boxed”]First, get buy-in from the team; then, keep them focused to get it done. Don’t allow them to get caught chasing rabbit trails.[/quote] Matt Cook is the co-founder and operations manager of Vacations Made Easy. After 20 years of experience, Matt lives and breathes Internet marketing and is passionate about building systems that are […]

David Chait – Co-founder and CEO of Travefy

[quote style=”boxed”]User stories! Nothing brings an idea to life like writing out a narrative of how and why someone would use your tool. Wireframes and technical specs are important parts of the “building” process, but user stories make it real and functional.[/quote] David Donner Chait is the co-founder and CEO of Travefy, a group travel […]

Diana Isac – CEO and Co-Founder of Winerist

[quote style=”boxed”]Go out there and push your limits. The more you stay in the comfort zone the more complacent you become.[/quote] Diana Isac is the CEO and Co-Founder of Winerist, the first global fully integrated wine travel platform. Winerist gives travelers access to informative travel guides as well as the opportunity to book experiences, tours […]

Heddi Cundle – Founder of myTab

[quote style=”boxed”]Anyone who says they’d not change a thing must be insane since why would you want to make the same mistakes twice when you now know the answer? [/quote] Heddi has 19+ years of PR & Marketing experience – from travel and hospitality to TV, consumer retail, technology and music. Her credentials include co-launching […]

Barbora Nevosadova – Co-founder of Tripomatic.com

[quote style=”boxed”]”…learn to be more patient and stop to think before [you] jump into doing things right away.”[/quote] Barbora Nevosadova is a co-founder of travel planner Tripomatic.com and visual flight search engine WhichAirline.com. In her work she combines two of her passions – traveling and online marketing. She loves traveling without a travel agency and […]

Ten Summer Reads For Entrepreneurs

[quote style=”boxed”]”…pick out your vacation spot, pack a few books from our summer reading list, and head out on your first entrepreneurship vacay.”[/quote] My daughter will start Kindergarten this fall. She hasn’t been to daycare before, so she’s attending a month-long summer kindergarten readiness course and she brought home her first library book this week […]

Henk Jan Bijmolt – CEO of Suggestme

[quote style=”boxed”]”A good night’s sleep can do wonders, let your idea settle, even if you want to get started straight away.”[/quote] Henk Jan Bijmolt graduated in 2001 from the Hanzehogeschool in Groningen with a degree in Commercial Economy. During his study he was active in the internet industry, and after his graduation he launched Travelmap.nl, […]

How To Turn Creative Ideas Into Revenue

[quote style=”boxed”]”…we keep our overhead as low as possible. Call it bootstrapping or call it Lean – we call it ‘keep it in the bank.’” – Shannon Hughes, Spur Studio[/quote] Okay, you’ve got your great idea. You’re taking action. The ball is rolling. Your bank account is dwindling. You need to keep yourself fed, clothed, and […]

Jamie Wong – Co-founder of Vayable

[quote style=”boxed”]Ask questions. Ask your customers. Ask your team. Ask your friends. Ask yourself. Never stop asking questions.[/quote] Jamie Wong is the co-founder of Vayable, a community marketplace where you can discover and book tours, activities, and unique experiences anywhere in the world. Before co-founding Vayable, she was a creative and strategy consultant for several […]