Stephan Ekbergh, founder of Travelstart, is a former professional DJ and seasoned travel industry veteran. A solid entrepreneur and visionary at heart, he has worked and invested in a number of travel companies. In 1997 he founded Mr. Jet, Northern Europe’s first transactional online travel company, before launching the Travelstart portfolio in 1999 – a business he later successfully expanded internationally. In 2006 Travelstart South Africa was launched, as the country's first online travel agency and current market leader. In early 2010, Stephan sold the European arm of his business and, since then has spent his time expanding the business throughout Africa. Stephan’s passion is to contribute to establishing travel e-commerce in new markets and innovation. He and his wife have lived in Cape Town since 2004.