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 […]

Ang Pheng Huat – Co-founder of Boxyroom

[quote style=”boxed”]Ideas come to be at the most unexpected time in the wildest places. When an idea hits me, I will whip out my smartphone and take a short note of the idea so I won’t forget.[/quote] Ang Pheng Huat is the co-founder of Boxyroom, an online peer-to-peer marketplace to help expatriates and students, who […]

Steve Silberberg – Owner and Founder of Fatpacking

[quote style=”boxed”]I would have started 15 years earlier. Well, I didn’t have the idea 15 years earlier, but I did have it 3 years earlier so I should have run with it then.[/quote] Steve Silberberg is the owner and founder of Fatpacking, weight loss backpacking adventure vacations. He graduated from M.I.T. in 1984 with both […]

Brendon Schenecker – CEO of Travel Vegas

[quote style=”boxed”]Find a competitor and do it better. Everyone is looking for the next big idea, which is great. I think many people lose focus. I always hear “That’s been done before.” Make it better. Take something you’re good at or passionate about, and work harder than anyone else at it. It sounds simple, but […]

Matt Dimmer – Founder and CEO of The Extra Mile

[quote style=”boxed”]Persistence. What we are trying to do has its own unique set of challenges, so it’s all about not letting up until we make progress. I’ve always been passionate about ideas and getting them made regardless of the hurdles. This one is no different. If anything, the more challenges I face, the harder I […]

Scott Lindenbaum – President and COO of SPUN

[quote style=”boxed”]Stay product focused and use insanely intense project management software to keep track of development velocity. Without product you have nothing. Product has to be your number 1 priority.[/quote] Scott Lindenbaum is the President and COO of SPUN. Scott has been covered by CNN, MSNBC, and FOXnews, and has appeared in the New York […]

Juan Sanabria and Mateo Zlatar – Co-Founders of GuideOne

[quote style=”boxed”]Ideas flow freely and we are full of them! However, when it comes to using technology to tell stories, you have to first get a deep understanding of the content and the audience you’re working with. Then you have to look at the technology side and think, “what is the best possible way to […]

Brynne Herbert – Founder and CEO of MOVE Guides

[quote style=”boxed”]I fight, over and over again for everything I accomplish. You have to be a fighter to succeed as an entrepreneur, so I would recommend that everyone else be phenomenally determined. I also write many to do lists and run regularly….which I think is virtually an entrepreneur’s only brainstorming opportunity![/quote] Brynne Herbert is the […]

Georgette Blau – Owner of On Location Tours

[quote style=”boxed”]I babysat for a family of bird breeders, and they bred 650 birds in their home; I learned to always ask specifics about a job and a job’s environment in advance of agreeing to work there![/quote] If you film it, they will come. Armed with just a van and a driver, Georgette Blau introduced […]

Erik Sund – Traveling Writer and Blogger of SkippyOfTheWired

[quote style=”boxed”]If I could change one thing in the world, it would be a simple thing. It would be to give everyone one hour of dedicated reading time a day they can read whatever they want—but reading is the only thing you can do during that time.[/quote] Skippy (a.k.a. Erik Sund) is a traveling writer […]

Christian Knapp – Co-founder of URBANAUTS

Kohlmayer Lutter Knapp Office for Systemic Design is a design agency based in Vienna, Austria. Following a post-structuralistic point of view, their credo is the creation of systems, not buildings. Each of their approaches into the fields of urbanism, architecture, and design consider a wide range of aesthetic, social, economic, and ecological aspects focusing on […]

Arya Bina – Creator of CheapTravelHunter.com

[quote style=”boxed”]Work. Work smart, but work hard![/quote] Arya Bina is an 18-year-old college student and businessman who was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California. He was born to upper middle-class parents, one of which is a second-generation Iranian-American. He started his own company at the age of 16, and […]