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If everything is in the cloud, then why stay at home?
The way we work is changing.
Thanks to new tools and technologies more and more people work independent of time, place and corporate organisations – taking work into their own hands and crafting an alternative lifestyle that’s better for our own souls, our loved ones and possibly our planet. We’re fascinated by the shifting nature of work and believe it is changing the world for the better.
We ourselves run an IT business that doesn’t need a street address, just an internet connection. So we have decided to pack up the office and hit the road on a mission to discover alternative working models from Santiago de Chile to Sao Paolo. We’ll be travelling through South America in a Landrover, serving our own clients from this mobile office, coffee shops and co-working spaces while documenting our trip online.
But this trip is not just about us – it’s all about other people who use technology to work independently and live the life of their dreams. We meet freelancers, start up entrepreneurs and lifestyle artists. We share their stories, their ideas and the tools that make the way they work possible.
Follow our challenge to work, travel and learn at the same time. Escape 9 to 5 with us and learn from others who are doing it their own way. Let’s do this working revolution.
FabianFab is excited about the working culture of the future and wants to showcase those who already embrace it – thanks to today’s technology.
Fab lives everyday what others have called “the future of work”: he left his awesome job at Zendesk to be the Founder & CEO of Helpando.it he helps his clients to develop the customer service of tomorrow. And he does it from the beaches of Jamaica, coffee shops in San Francisco or his office in Berlin, because he believes that working “location-time-boss-independent” is the closest you can get to freedom while making a living.
He lived in Chile, dreams in Spanish and it's easy to think the German was a Latino in his former life. StartupDiaries.org is Fab's initiative and he leads the gang involved to make it happen. Tracking down the people portrayed, and sharing their stories in front of the camera is his main job in StartupDiaries.org. Not to forget making sure that Helpando.it survives this trip…
DominicDom is thrilled* to take on the challenge to run and grow Helpando.it while crossing South America in a Landrover serving as a mobile office.
Dominic is a Romanian project manager and startup enthusiast with a soft spot for design and usability. But also for languages, cultures and.. well... plain la vida loca. That's why he abandons his existence as a bedroom entrepreneur to hit the road with Fab and Vin. Dominic has been dreaming of a job outside the normal office environment ever since he can remember. Working with freelancers and free thinkers alike has inspired him to start a cloud based business that's set to break the norm of what we used to call work. And he's loving every minute of it. In StartupDiaries.org, his main role is managing the ongoing business operations and proving it’s doable on the road.
*Maybe he’s a little frightened about slow internet connections, but that’s just part of the game called StartupDiaries.org.
VinVin is looking for inspiration and a way to work from a hammock. The goal: being productive while slurping a coconut.
As of today, Vin is a tattoed German-Vietnamese hobby chef. He didn't go to university or even finish school – he learns on the road. When not in the zone while drawing or playing videogames, Vin travels enthusiastically. Y habla español. That's why he didn't hesitate a second to join Fab and Dom for the trip. In StartupDiaries, he's the joker: private driver, chef, camera man, video reporter and anything else that contributes to the project and fills the books in this school called life.