Project Description

Topics: Travel photography, Shoot My Travel, Valerie Lopez

Through our workshops, I have met a lot of young entrepreneurs who would love to create more opportunities for themselves but think because of their background, the colour of their skin or their gender, they shouldn’t be too ambitious. Our guest’ story is a reminder that nothing is impossible if you believe in yourself and your idea. She founded a global marketplace connecting travellers with on-demand professional photographers in more than 500 destinations around the world. Her company has raised over a million dollar in VC funding and if you haven’t read about her on The New York Times or Forbes, be sure to catch her today on the tourism entrepreneur podcast. Today’s episode is the third of our series on vacation photography and Valerie Lopez, the founder of Shoot My Travel is our guest.



[00:55] Valerie’s background and how Shoot My Travel was created

[05:10] Achievements: Shoot My Travel’s expansion, partnership with Apple and awards

[06:43] From bootstrapping to VC funding

[08:48] Challenges faced as a female founder in tourism

[09:59] Valerie’s insight on the future of travel

[13:19] Upcoming projects

[14:10] Valerie’s advice to new and aspiring tourism entrepreneurs

[16:16] That’s it for today! Coming up next week: Albert Poghoshyan of 360 Stories on AR/VR in tourism. Let’s keep in touch! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur



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