As a millennial, I’m used to working the occasional odd job to make extra cash. My friend and I swapped babysitting shifts when I first moved to New York (yes, the parents were aware), and I’ve been picking up gigs on TaskRabbit on and off since 2012. The sharing economy has made it possible for me to afford a number of novelty experiences like music festivals and destination bachelorette parties. To me, and many other millennials who I know, the sharing economy is very positive. I’ve made friends and professional contacts and I, like many millennials, love the autonomy that comes with micro-entrepreneurship.
Charlotte Chen is the Co-Founder and CMO of Spottly, a travel journal app that’s been featured in the LA Times and Tech in Asia. Charlotte is also a graduate of our Digital Marketing Course in Hong Kong where she created Spottly’s digital marketing plan. We caught up with Charlotte on all of the exciting things Spottly has been up to.
What is Spottly?
Spottly is a location-based social travel app for people to discover and create awesome travel guides of places you’ve been to or places you want to go to. If you’re a wanderer, explorer or dreamer – we put a world of amazing destinations in your back pocket. Our offices are based in Hong Kong and we’ve been seed invested by 500Startups. Continue reading
While working as the Special Events Manager at Pace Gallery in New York City, Nicole noticed how the startup scene was taking off in her Brooklyn neighborhood. Curious and intrigued, she launched a travel startup and took a running start into learning all she could to ensure her new business took flight.
1. What were you doing before you came to GA?
I was the Special Events Manager in the Communications Department at Pace Gallery in New York City. I oversaw high-profile parties and marketing opportunities for the gallery including everything from exhibition openings to exclusive private dinners to fashion shows.
Holiday travel means holiday packing, which can also mean holiday rage. But it doesn’t have to. Watch as our talented in-house travel experts demonstrate packing for maximum efficiency.
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