TAKE THE LEAP
We help international companies and individuals looking to emigrate, understand their needs, establish a checklist and take the steps needed to take the leap.
We are building an intuitive solution that tackles these barriers head on. A marketplace designed to aid in the future of work. A community to welcome and engage foreign individuals and businesses.
PondLeap’s mission is to help foreign-born individuals and businesses navigate their international move and remove some of the hurdles associated with emigrating to ensure they can feel welcomed and have the ability to succeed.
PondLeap’s vision is to make the world a little smaller. To embrace different cultures, provide relevant content and generate opportunity on a global scale.
PondLeap has been a work in progress since the idea came to one of our founders, James in 2011 after he took the “leap” across the pond (from England to America). James’ journey was relatively easy. With an American wife, housing secured, and English as his first language, he acclimated quickly to his new country. However, he still faced challenges: missing his home comforts (sports and food), rebuilding his credit score, finding work and building his own community. Throughout the last 10 years he has had bouts of homesickness and different challenges he has had to overcome and navigate on his own.
We quickly realized that if this was so difficult for a white, english speaking man with a job who had housing, internet and other basics sorted out for him – what must it be like for others? So, we listened. And boy, did we learn a lot!
After over 150 conversations with foreign-born individuals and business owners, we started to build a well-rounded understanding of the unique needs of individuals and businesses on their journey to the US. We learned about the initial obstacles they faced and their ongoing experiences while trying to settle into their new “home”. This is why PondLeap has been created and will continue to develop to fit the needs of our Leapers. We aim to provide the content, resources, and community all in one place, to aid others in their journeys over their respective ponds and beyond.