How do you turn the desire to debunk stereotypes (in this case, about African countries and peoples) into a business idea?
I thought about how much time I spend in the office, and how much time I spend on the computer when I am not. While I was on the trail, what I saw before my eyes seemed so much more real than what I saw back at home. I yearned to feel alive, and at that very time and place, I did.
It’s pretty much uncut, as if it were live. I wanted it to be more like radio, and more like a conversation.
Thought up a brilliant idea you’d like to jumpstart? During the startup contest “The Ramp,” from 6-21 Nov., bright and ambitious entrepreneurs will directly compete against each other to win the audience’s favor and part of a €10,000 pot.
A great idea that came about from a need with no market to fill it.
My travel column today on LeipGlo presents Podstel, shaping up to be the world’s first crowdfunded hostel (in Leipzig), and gives some tips on how you could also launch a crowdfunding campaign to finance your dream, i.e. traveling the world?