I sat down with Carl Pierre at InTheCapital yesterday and he wrote an article about my situation. The full article is available here: http://inthecapital.com/2012/09/24/how-to-make-the-globe-your-mobile-office-interview-with-konrad-of-world-venture-projects/.
Konrad Waliszewski probably has the greatest job in the world: he offers fiscal advice and mentorship to entrepreneurs in developing countries around the globe, all the while telecommuting to the states for his day job. His travels have taken him to the most remote parts of the world, and has introduced him to some of the most obscure and lesser known early-stage companies and startups. From mobile tech companies in Uganda to software developers in Ukraine, Konrad has been able to truly get a unique perspective on the budding startup hubs of countries around the globe.
According to his website, Konrad’s World Venture Project, his overall mission with the work he does is to:
…travel the world to gain an understanding of local emerging markets and leave each place a little better than I found it. I believe that creating sustainable economic opportunities for people is one of the best ways to fight poverty, promote peace and advance any society, so I am focusing my attention on working with entrepreneurs, businesses, venture capital firms and philanthropic organizations that provide the tools for people to help themselves.
Jealous of his job? Me too.
This is why I decided to sit with the man behind the ultimate startup travel blog, and talk shop on how he scored the one job that has made him the envy of the global entrepreneur community.