Just as many of you out there, we want to find a way to have a positive impact in the world! We want to be able to tell our grand kids one day that we've done our fair share of things to make this place a better one for all of us!
Since I traveled with Up with People in 2007 (http://www.upwithpeople.org/) and got the opportunity to volunteer and be around tons of amazing people, I started to build a strong opinion about how to make an strong impact in the world.
Today, I really believe that business are core when we talk about a consistent society change. Responsible business are a very strong value driver for transformation. This is the main thought behind our Project Bagagem Lab!
Innovative and disruptive business model re-shape and transform society in a amazing pace trough creative and often very simple solutions! Many, many examples of it, but my idol is Prof. Yunus and Grameen Bank, who created a sustainable new business model that includes tons of people in the financial system, having an incredible impact on the world (Hopefully, we will be able to visit them in Bangladesh during our travels!:) ).
We decided than to get our experiences in Business Strategy, Finance, Advertisement and Communication and offer to share and learn more with some of those innovative guys out there. We believe that there is an important value in sharing not just our experiences, but all those disruptive solutions, they can be interchangeable and we can help to foster even better solutions and spread great ideas all over the place. When we are back to Brazil, we hope to have a lot to contribute here!
The name "Bagagem" felt just like the perfect name then! It's a Portuguese word that has two meanings:
* The suitcase you carry with you on your trips
* The experiences someone has acquired during life
Exactly the things we want to achieve with the project! Travel, bring our experiences, increase it while traveling and share it to help with other experiences too!
And Lab came from the fact that this project is just like a pilot, and attempt to create something... but using the world as a lab! A world lab full of experiences to be exchanged! :)