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Aigerim Duiseneyeva
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Aigerim Duiseneyeva

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.

Los Angeles, California, United States
Member since July 19, 2011
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Education
2007 University of Southern California , BS , Business Administration and International Relations

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Kiva, Chime.in, 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

Full bio

After finishing her 2-year commitment at UBS Investment Bank in New York, Aigerim decided to take a drastic turn in her career, and joined Teach For America 2009 corps in Los Angeles. 

In 2011 Aigerim co-founded Triptrotting, a community that connects traveling students with like-minded locals around the world. Currently Triptrotting members come from over 1000 different cities across over 100 countries. Triptrotting has recently received its first round of funding from a major tech entrepreneur and innovator, Bill Gross' Idealab. 

Aigerim earned Bachelor’s of Science  in Business Administration (cum laude) from University of Southern California Marshall School of Business in 2007, where she was a commencement speaker for 2007 graduating class.