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Ep. 46

How to build a Startup City

What is a startup city and how do you build it?

Prospera, is a charter city in Roatán, Honduras. Their goal is to build an innovation hub that is exploring new models for economic growth and social prosperity.
We talked with Trey Goff, their Chief of Staff and Chief Marketing Officer on why they started this project and how they are aiming to make the vision of Prospera a reality.
In detail we discussed:
  • Prospera's vision and mission
  • Governmental competition as a result of remote work
  • Prospera's legal structure
  • Prospera's relationship with their home country Honduras
  • The global impact startup cities will have in the coming decades
Apply to become part of Prospera here.
You can find the full transcript here.
Stay tuned for the next episode in which we will discuss how to Manage Cultural Differences in a Remote Team with Rob Rawson from Running Remote.

About your hosts

Trey Goff

Chief of Staff and Chief Marketing Officer
Trey is the Chief of Staff and Chief Marketing Officer of Prospera. Prior to joining Próspera, Trey led the Out of Last Place Institute in Mississippi and co-authored “Promoting Prosperity in Mississippi” with the Institute for Market Studies.

Sondre Rasch

Co-founder & CEO
Sondre co-founded SafetyWing together with Sarah Sandnes and Hans Kjellby. Born in Bergen, Norway, he studied economics and computer science, before starting work as a policy advisor for the government of Norway advising on social policies. After getting frustrated with the slow pace of government change, Sondre first founded SuperSide (YC W16), a platform for freelance designers. It was here he discovered the lack of a safety net for online remote workers. SafetyWing was then born with the aim of building a global social safety net.
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