Startup, Venture with Impact, Allows Professionals
to Work and Travel Remotely with Purpose
Venture with Impact, an organization that arranges accommodation, workspace, and volunteer experiences for intrepid professionals who live and travel in a country abroad for one month or longer, celebrates its successful launch in Trujillo, Peru, and plans expansion.
Ann Davis founded Venture with Impact, LLC (VWI) in 2016 with the mission to rewrite the narrative on remote work, including social impact as a key component. In the process, VWI also aims to expose professionals to new cultures, people, and ideas, so that they may become more informed and empathetic world citizens.
As evidenced by the rising trend of digital nomadism, or traveling the world while working remotely, many workers are abandoning their cubicles, drawn by a desire to maintain a career while nurturing an adventurous identity. At the same time, voluntourism, or volunteer tourism, is one of the fast-growing segments in the travel industry today. Davis, recognizing these trends, found a way to combine the desires for travel and volunteerism into a unique program that specifically caters to remote professionals.
“I have always had a passion for traveling and volunteering, however I know that fulfilling these passions, while maintaining a full-time professional career is very difficult. This dilemma led to the idea for Venture with Impact,” says Ann Davis.
While some organizations, such as Remote Year, exist to support digital nomads, VWI is the only one of its kind that brings together professionals, provides them with everything they need to work remotely abroad, and offers them the opportunity to connect beyond work and give back to the local communities. Beyond connecting participants with volunteer partners that fit with their interests and schedules, VWI also plans cultural activities and weekend trips, allowing participants to dig deeper into the local culture and create bonds with their fellow ‘Venture Nomads’.
In January of 2017, VWI launched its hub in Trujillo, Perú. Currently, the program hosts a range of participants in terms of age, profession, nationality, and experience. The age of participants ranges from early 20s to 50s and professions have included software designers, entrepreneurs, non-profit directors, teachers, engineers, doctors and writers.
Following this successful pilot project in Trujillo, VWI continues to expand and is launching a new hub in Medellin, Colombia, later in 2017. The program is currently accepting applications for new Venture Nomads for both the Peru and the Colombia programs.
Ann Davis, Co-Founder & CEO, Venture with Impact
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