Jessica Koncz is an Aussie entrepreneur and Founder of Eatsee, an app eliminating the use of traditional menus and changing the way people discover and order food. Jess started her working career in restaurants and cafes in her early teens and has been working hard ever since. Jess, now 25 is the Founder of two successful businesses, she’s the face of two seriously epic foodie Instagram accounts and was a part of Silicon Valley’s Launch accelerator program.
With overseas travel limitations in place, and more workplace flexibility than ever, it’s never been a better time to take the leap and work from the road.
While many people are working from home, Jess made the most of her remote work and hit the road from Sydney to Jervis Bay.
Jess spoke with us about how she turned #WFH to #WFV (work from van).
First of all, tell us about your business?
Eatsee is changing the way that people discover food by connecting customers to restaurants in a visual and personalised way. For restaurants, Eatsee creates QR code digital menus to replace physical menus in the venue. For foodies, our app Eatsee (likened to Tinder for food) allows customers to swipe left and right through photos of food from cafes and restaurants, personalised to discovery settings like distance, price, dietary requirements and meal categories.
What features did your Camplify van have to make working from the road work for you?
I loved the large bed setup that made working from the van so comfortable. It doesn’t get much better than working from my laptop while pulled up at the beach watching the sunrise. On a more practical note, the built-in charging ensured I never ran out of power!
What do you like about working from the road?
Working remotely is something I believe a lot of digital businesses will now embrace. For me, the freedom to explore from a campervan was so much more practical than camping or having to stay at multiple hotels. I love that everything from cooking utensils, to the fridge and the bed I sleep in, is all in one place.
Why do you think it works with your business model?
We have built Eastsee as a technology-first business, which means most of our business can be run online from anywhere in the world. For us, we’re always looking to connect with new restaurant owners that can benefit from using our platform, and there’s nothing like being able to pull up the van in a new town and pop into the local cafes and restaurants and chat with the owners face to face.