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The Entrepreneurs

Monocle 24’s weekly tour of the most inspiring people, companies and ideas in global business, whether they are starting from scratch, reinvigorating the family firm or developing new technology.

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We talk to entrepreneurs and innovation experts Martin Amor and Alex Pellew about their new book ‘The Idea In You’, a toolkit for taking an idea and turning it into a business. We also meet Lorenzo Curci, who explains why he quit his job in equity derivatives to create the cycling clothing brand Huez*.

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202 26 Aug 2015
00:28:37

Episode 202: 

We talk to entrepreneurs and innovation experts Martin Amor and Alex Pellew about their new book ‘The Idea In You’, a toolkit for taking an idea and turning it into a business. We also meet Lorenzo Curci, who explains why he quit his job in equity derivatives to create the cycling clothing brand Huez*.

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201 19 Aug 2015
00:28:37

Episode 201: 

We survey the start-up scene in Lebanon and meet the founders of Detroit-based brand Floyd. Plus: the Winkreative team explores the future of content marketing.

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200 12 Aug 2015
00:28:37

Episode 200: 

We meet Jason Goldberg and Petrus Palmer of Berlin-based start-up Hem and talk to Phil Hutcheon of mobile app DICE about why transparency is the future of live music ticketing. Plus: we’re in the West Bank city of Hebron to profile the revival of the local leather-shoemaking industry.

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199 5 Aug 2015
00:28:35

Episode 199: 

We profile the career of Pleurat Shabani, who shares his journey as the creator of Konik’s Tail, one of the world’s most-loved vodka brands. We then meet Simran Lal, CEO of Delhi-based Good Earth, a family-managed brand known for revolutionising contemporary Indian design. She explains why they’re now looking to expand overseas.

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198 29 Jul 2015
00:30:00

Episode 198: 

The team behind California-based wilderness perfumer Juniper Ridge share their passion for their products. We also investigate the business model and future of car-sharing service DriveNow. Plus: one year after profiling a family-run business in northern Greece that exports vine leaves, we revisit under a different economic climate.

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197 22 Jul 2015
00:28:36

Episode 197: 

We explore the future of long-term crowdfunding via the San Francisco-based start-up Patreon, Edward Tse shares lessons from his new book ‘China’s Disruptors’, New Zealander Henry Wadworth-Watts reveals why he quit his day job to build jet boats and Nadia-Anne Ricketts talks to us about her textile label BeatWoven.

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196 15 Jul 2015
00:28:36

Episode 196: 

We explore the career of Robert Tateossian, who went from city banker to cufflink king. We also meet the entrepreneur behind Indian brand Nappa Dori, who hopes to harness his country’s textile traditions and take them to a new level. Plus, our man in Spain sails to the politically choppy waters of Barcelona’s Marina Port Vell.

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195 8 Jul 2015
00:28:40

Episode 195: 

We explore the growing start-up scene in Tehran, survey the young entrepreneurs of Gaza City and head to Finland to profile a unique campaign to improve the financial fortunes of Radio Helsinki.

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194 1 Jul 2015
00:30:00

Episode 194: 

A special episode on the future of hospitality featuring Greg Marsh of Onefinestay, Miguel McKelvey of WeWork and Robert Warman of Langham Hospitality Group.

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193 24 Jun 2015
00:30:00

Episode 193: 

A special episode on clothing entrepreneurs around the world. We meet the co-founder of YMC, a mainstay of the British fashion scene; chat with the Porto-based entrepreneur behind luxury loungewear label Walls of Benin; head to Brooklyn to visit Elliot Aronow, founder of boutique tie brand Jacques-Elliott; and meet the Torontonians behind the Egyptian cotton t-shirt brand KOTN.

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192 17 Jun 2015
00:28:37

Episode 192: 

We visit a boutique winery in the West Bank and head to Lebanon to learn about an engineer’s corporate social-responsibility project and a generations-old family of glass blowers. Plus: David Abrahamovitch explains why his London coffee empire Grind is crowdfunding to expand the business.

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191 10 Jun 2015
00:28:39

Episode 191: 

We meet the founder of flight tracking service FlightAware and visit an unusual anti-stress club in Buenos Aires. George Bamford discusses men’s grooming and custom watches and our man in Madrid discovers how to adopt a Spanish olive tree.

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