Today's Entrepreneur: Aigerim Duiseneyeva

Kristin Karaoglu · October 31, 2011 · Short URL:

No. 1 mistake: Wait too long to go to market

Today's Entrepreneur is Aigerim Duiseneyeva, she is the founder and president of Triptrotting Inc. According to her VEQ, Aigerim is good at networking and product and sales management.

Vator’s community is the home to entrepreneurs who embrace their passion and follow their dreams. Our profiles allow members to express themselves by sharing their interests, lessons learned, as well as bits and pieces of their roller-coaster journey.

These profiles give entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase themselves and tell their story. So if you are an entrepreneur, a serial entrepreneur, or even an aspiring entrepreneur, we'd like to hear from you.

I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:

Triptrotting Inc.

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Kiva,, My Cypher, Philanthro, GateGuru

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The most rewarding is seeing your product make a difference in the lives of your customers/users. Whenever I get a message from one of our users thanking us for our idea and telling the story of how she/he connected with another Triptrotter, it makes me realize that we are doing something real. We are create true, real connections among people that otherwise would have never met. It is a truly rewarding feeling.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Wait too long to go to market

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. Listen
2. Innovate
3. Execute

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Kristin Karaoglu

Woman of many skills: Database System Engineer; SplashX event producer; Author of Startup Teams

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Triptrotting Inc


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Triptrotting is a global community where travelers can find like-minded locals (aka “Triptrotters”), based on similar interests, profession and personalities. Travelers can also ask questions and find the most relevant answers about their travel destination, provided by the locals. 
Connect people with similar interests from different corners of the world, who otherwise would have never met each other. "Connect online, create friendships offline."


Triptrotting re-launched its site in May, 2011 with only 500 members, and by June 2011 already has thousands of users in 500+ cities across 100+ countries. 

In January 2011, Triptrotting received seed funding from Bill Gross' Idealab, leading creator and operator of technology companies.

In May 2010, Triptrotting placed 2nd at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business Seed Competition on the MBA level



Aigerim Duiseneyeva

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Aigerim is a founder of Triptrotting, a community of like-minded travelers and locals. Prior to Triptrotting Aigerim was part of Teach For America and worked at UBS investment bank.