Startup CEO shows us his on-the-go essentials
1 Laptop. “I use it for work and as my own entertainment system while traveling.”
2 Pen. “It’s always a good idea to have one for filling out immigration forms or in case I need to write something down.”
3 Melatonin stimulator. “I use a melatonin stimulator for overnight flights to help me sleep well on the plane.
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4 Hoodie. “I recently bought eight Uniqlo hoodies that have zipped pockets for my wallet, phone and keys.”
5 Health supplements. “I have lots of health supplements to help my immune system while traveling. I have magnesium for calcium absorption and spirulina as my source of vegetable protein.”
6 Business cards. “I always have business cards on hand. You never know who you might meet in the seat next to you in the airplane.”
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Business talk with Mario
Tell us more about FlySpaces.
Mario: FlySpaces is a platform to discover, find and book flexible office, event or meeting spaces in Southeast Asia. I started the company out of my living room in Bonifacio Global City three years ago with two other people. We’ve since grown into a 40-strong team, mainly based in Manila, servicing 12 cities and five countries. We’re a proud success story in the Philippines tech industry.
Tell us about what you’re working on right now.
Mario: We’re launching an exciting product called Passport. It’s a subscription that allows access to travelers who need co-working spaces across Southeast Asia. It’s available in Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta right now, and will be in more cities soon.
This article first appeared in the September 2018 issue of Smile magazine.