Since we launched in 2017 our outcomes have changed with the upgrades we’ve made to our programs. But our aim has always been to give people the skills and mindset to take ownership of their careers.
Kupendo Kids, founded by Alumni Phil Evangelou, sells ethically sourced handcrafted toys that create jobs for women who need fair paying jobs to support their families. They share the joy that toys and books bring to children with those that need it most. It is Kupendo’s mission to become the world’s number one social impact toy shop and deliver over 1 million toys to disadvantaged children in Africa and around the world by the year 2022.
Founded by Alumni Tiff Ng, Anytiffng is a social storytelling company that delivers full service management of social strategy and management to small, values-based businesses. The company specializes in paid media, influencer strategy and community management.
Founded by Alumni Diego Olaya, Utamu is an ethical fashion brand that celebrates craftsmanship and supports children’s education. Utamu’s vision is to contribute to universal education. They partner with Masicorp, a results-driven organization that is tackling the low level of literacy in Masiphumelele, a community in South Africa where more than 40,000 people live disadvantaged and poor by the legacy of apartheid. For every jacket or tunic sold, you sponsor 3 months of English and Math class for a kid at Ukhanyo Primary School in Masiphumelele.
Stages of limbo creates a space for professionals to explore, play and recharge their creative energies. In their community they believe in intuitive first times, in imperfect outcomes, and in creating just because it’s fun. It’s a safe place to meet your creative fears and ease into the not knowing. Their mission is to activate artistic potential and explore the inner creative in everyone. With the aim of liberating people from the strains they put on themselves.
Nomad Alumni, Attila Nagy, founded WPKurzu (translated as: WP Courses) “to help you build your website, your business or your project faster, cheaper and with much higher quality”. In 2013, Attila began his entrepreneurial journey as a result of his lack of technical web design and development skills. He wanted a high quality website, but didn’t know how to build one. He came across WordPress, but found the tutorials available were sprawling and, even after months, he was only at an average level. This sparked his eureka moment: What if he could provide succinct WordPress courses to help people to build high quality websites faster, cheaper, and better? So he did and WPKurzus was founded in late 2015. Atilla joined our Latin America 2018 program to accelerate the growth of his business.
Our mission is what drives us to do everything possible to make Mauritius known to the world. 15 trips away from Mauritius and a few years of studying abroad have made us realise how much potential Mauritius has as a remote workers destination. In 2018, we decided to help young people from around the world to discover Mauritius as insiders and not as a typical tourist.
Passionate about travel and creation, Pauline (aka Pops) travels to South East Asia to find small wonders and promote the creators behind handmade products. She created Pacific Pops to offer unique jewelry that she hand selects during her travels. She spends time with the creators so that she can share their processes and stories with her customers. With Pacific Pops, Pauline seeks to create a more human jewelry brand.
Nomad Alumni Giulio Ayrton envisioned “the union of diverse, impact-driven, wealthy, spiritual, value-creators for Humanity on Earth”. Through the empowerment of every individual who connects to his network of clients, collaborators, friends and curious sincere seekers, he strives every day of his life to bring to this planet the best it can have. Giulio Ayrton uses coaching and meditation to “guide people to awaken their state of Self-Awareness, empowering them to act on behalf of their highest self.”
Nomad Alumni Desiree Naude is “a graphic designer with some digital marketing skills”. For Desiree, designing is a way of life and she also has skills in Art, Illustration, and photography. Her work is 'out of the box', and inspired by in fine-art graphic design, illustrative graphic design and digital art. Her aim is to help contribute to the success of dreamers, innovators, and doers and to make their visions “come alive”.
Nomad Alumni, Chong Ren Jean, founded her freelance marketing business in 2018 and provides simple digital marketing strategies for small businesses.
“I’ve been lucky enough to have dipped my fingers in multiple facets of digital marketing in the course of my career – from SEO, to digital media trading, content marketing, email automation, social media management, and even a hint of UX to name a few. See my past projects here.
One thing that struck me the most from working with businesses around the world was this: No matter where you’re from, every person is passionate, caring, and eager to create a purposeful life. This is where the magic of digital marketing plays in, connecting communities and ideas beyond geographical borders. At the end of the day, we’re all people with more similarities than differences.”
Mad Mirror Media is a media platform designed to create content that explores, deconstructs, and discusses communication and its role in society today. Founded by Nomad Alumni Halle Stern, the collaborative digital media company is “dedicated to content creation & brand development around mental health, illness, madness, genius, wellness, and insanity.”
Dutchdaytrading.nl is run by a group of experienced traders on the stock exchange. They also teach from a passion for commercial craftsmanship. Day trading is buying and selling securities on the stock exchange to benefit from price fluctuations during the trading day. These men work according to a proven method that works. However, they do not act for third parties and do not provide advice. They show how they act and the students can pick up what they want and give it their own interpretation. Every day, a young and active team of people moves around these traders.
DutchDayTrading.nl was founded by Nomad Alumni, Engo Koc
ComeFindHelp is a nonprofit company that uses community green spaces as the vehicle to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable New York City ecosystem. Through the use of renovated shipping container installations, they bring communities together around the major issues affecting them. Their focus is on NYC's most vulnerable, bringing containers geared towards improving the mental and physical health of the impoverished to community gardens and similar spaces that provide equity for homelessness, food deserts, and victim-blaming.
EB Digital offers marketing solutions for growing businesses. Nomad Alumni and Founder Emily Brennan is an award-winning digital marketer with the expertise and enthusiasm to help businesses grow. She is a tenured agency executive who rolls-up her sleeves to understand the most efficient ways to attract customers and increase revenue with the power of online marketing. Her deep digital roots and a proven track record of understanding business needs and designing effective marketing programs has enabled businesses of all sizes to benefit from search, social and digital display marketing.
High performers from over 30 countries form the heart of our fast growing community; all united by their aspiration to be more and experience of The Program.
“Now, instead of being stuck in a corporate office, I can choose to work from anywhere in the world”. Before joining the Nomad Program in 2018, Chloe worked as a systems analyst for a mining company for 5 years. After graduating she founded her own company, Wheel For Happiness and alongside this she now works as a Digital Media & Marketing Specialist."
“Anything is possible when you surround yourself with the most motivated people”After graduating in 2018, Renjean co-founded the startup Skyllz, an online marketplace of recreational skills teachers. Renjean is also a Freelance Digital Marketing Specialist working with clients in Tourism & hospitality, F&B, tech, private equity, real estate, and more. Before the 2018 Latin America Program, she had in depth experience as a Marketing Manager working with agencies and social enterprises."
“This program is for those with a truly open mind, inability to settle for mediocrity and willingness to ask the hard questions”. Prior to joining Nomad Academy, Hamish worked for 4 years as a Product Innovation Manager at Online Republic, before travelling the world. After graduating from our program he became a premier freelancer specialising in digital marketing and in 2018 he founded EB Digital, his own digital marketing company."
“The most intense but best part of my life… the tribe and organisers helped me achieve so much.” Atilla is cofounder of WPKurzcus, a creator and seller of premium WordPress courses. Already an experienced entrepreneur, Atilla joined our Latin America 2018 program to accelerate the growth of his business, fast-track his personal growth and take his company ‘remote’."
“It was great to learn from a diverse, inspiring and determined group from all over the world”After almost 3 years as an account manager at Hogarth, Perla joined the Nomad Program in 2018 to take her career in a new direction. After graduating from our digital marketing program, Perla has taken on a number of digital marketing roles for smaller, more creative agencies in London."
“This experience has equipped me with the mindset to achieve more than I realised was possible”. Gwen is a coach at startup Adaptovate, bringing Agile ways of working to scaling companies. Before joining the SE Asia Program in 2017, he spent over 5 years in financial insurance consulting and did a Masters in International Business from EBS Paris."
Phil is the founder of Kupendo, a social enterprise in online retail where for every product sold an education product is given to children in need. Before joining the 2018 Africa Program, he spent 10 years as a corporate lawyer across some of Australia’s largest corporates."
We aren’t for people that want a pay raise, promotion, or vacation; and this isn’t even for people that want to found and sell their tech startup within 3 years - there are already options for each of these needs.
For those that feel there’s more to life than sitting at a desk, waiting for the weekend and being a cog in a machine. Who won’t settle for a normal life.
Even if they don’t know exactly what that ‘different’ looks like, they’re willing to try. They want to live life on their own terms, find purpose in what they do and even impact the world.