Founder and CEO at TripScout , and Mentor at 1776
Konrad Waliszewski is the Founder & CEO of TripScout, a travel app startup that provides self-guided city tours and offline mapping capabilities to travelers around the world. Prior to TripScout, he was the COO of Speek, where he led the raise of $6m in venture capital before the company was acquired by Jive Communications. Speek was named as The Wall Street Journal’s “Top 20 Startups of the Year” and Entrepreneur magazine’s “100 Most Brilliant Companies.” Konrad also worked on mergers & acquisitions and venture capital in the technology sector at GCA Savvian’s San Francisco office. He maintains the blog GoKonrad, where he writes about his travels to nearly 100 countries while growing businesses. His digital nomad pursuits have been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, USA Today, Travel & Leisure, and many other business and travel publications.
As an entrepreneur who has traveled to approximately 100 countries, Konrad spends a lot of time with startups, investors, and incubators in emerging markets. He has noticed a few consistent, but easily avoidable, issues that are holding many emerging market startups back against their global peers. He will share his tips on how Egyptian startups […]