Koen is born in Belgium. After living in several countries around the globe, he moved to the USA. Today Koen Blanquart is home based in New York City, while he tries to travel as much as he can. He lives a larger part of the year as a digital nomad. Koen combines his passion for technology, business development and startups with photo-documentarist. Koen reports about NYC, wildlife, ecology, technology and about travel. His first book was published in the summer of 2016:(There’s a crowdfunding that tells you all about it!)
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As much as possible, Koen travels to remote places. A camera, an e-reader and a smartphone are the first things he packs when traveling. Wether the subject are bears, bald eagles or canyons, he tries to take some time on each travel to bring some pictures.
Koen Blanquart writes on Boarding Today about travel, eco-tourism, ecology,and wild nature in general, and every so often about photography, or whatever came across as interesting or strange.
The City of New York licensed Koen Blanquart as a tour guide. When time permits, Koen organizes guided photo tours in New York City, in collaboration with Be NY
When he’s not traveling or taking pictures, Koen Blanquart runs JUMP.NYC, a consulting company supporting European organizations entering the USA market. He’s co-founder and advisor in multiple companies, mainly in technology.
Koen Blanquart serves as Director in the Executive Committee of the Belgian American Chamber of Commerce in the USA.
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Koen Blanquart is a startup veteran whose mission is to help companies tap into the soul of corporate social responsibility. Through artistic projects around the world, such as photo and video documentaries, he helps companies highlight their CSR efforts and proactively show how their actions support their values. Whether he’s photographing grizzly bears in remote Alaska, riding on the trans-Siberian railway, or crewing a small sailboat in Antarctica, he brings an eco sensibility to his work, lives rough and captures pristine footage for clients’ projects.
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