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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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Coming Together:

As the debate over the future of the office continues, we check in with Roxanne Varza, director of start-up incubator Station F in Paris, to hear why working from home doesn’t work for small enterprises. We also meet Nachson Mimran, co-founder of To.org and chairman of The Alpina Gstaad to hear about why he believes Gstaad can be a new hub for creative and environmental activism.

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10 Jul 2020
15 min

Eureka 205: Dash Water: 

Jack Scott and Alex Wright are the co-founders of Dash Water, which makes sparkling water using fruit and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste. Since launching in 2017, the UK brand has saved more than 250 tonnes of fruit and sold more than seven million cans.

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4568 Jul 2020
30 min

Coming Together: 

As the debate over the future of the office continues, we check in with Roxanne Varza, director of start-up incubator Station F in Paris, to hear why working from home doesn’t work for small enterprises. We also meet Nachson Mimran, co-founder of To.org and chairman of The Alpina Gstaad to hear about why he believes Gstaad can be a new hub for creative and environmental activism.

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3 Jul 2020
12 min

Eureka 204: Akt: 

Co-founders of Akt, Andy Coxon and Ed Currie met in 2015 when they were both dancers. They wanted to create a natural deodorant that actually worked. Their product is a balm, applied like a lotion, which comes in an aluminium tube with recyclable packaging and includes ingredients such as mandarin, petitgrain, cedar and eucalyptus.

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4551 Jul 2020
30 min

We Are Pi: 

Alex Bennett-Grant is the founder and CEO of Amsterdam-based We Are Pi, an award-winning ad agency. He tells us about working with clients to reflect changes in culture and society, from digital transformation to calls to end systemic racism.

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26 Jun 2020
11 min

Eureka 203: LGR: 

Luca Gnecchi Ruscone is the founder of LGR, an eyewear brand inspired by Africa. His entrepreneurial journey began during a family trip to the former Italian colony of Eritrea in 2005, when he came across several pairs of vintage Italian-army sunglasses. He soon left his job in finance and embarked on creating his own line of eyewear.

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45424 Jun 2020
30 min

The Nue Co: 

We meet Jules Miller, founder and CEO of The Nue Co, who launched the supplement brand in the US in 2017 after her own health concerns. Her company has attracted huge interest during the global pandemic. Plus: some clever brand-communication advice from Karl Wikström of Sweden’s Akestam Holst.

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19 Jun 2020
10 min

Eureka 202: Runtastic: 

Florian Gschwandtner is an Austrian serial entrepreneur and co-founder of fitness app Runtastic. Launched in 2009, the self-funded company is considered by some to be the first Austrian start-up. After incredible growth, Runtastic was bought for €220m by Adidas in 2015, with Florian staying on as CEO until 2018. Today he is also an advisor to the Austrian government on entrepreneurship and co-founder of Tractive, which makes real-time location trackers for pets.

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45317 Jun 2020
30 min

Wizz Air: 

József Váradi is co-founder and CEO of Hungarian airline Wizz Air. Váradi helped to guide Wizz through the financial crisis of a decade ago and explains why Wizz is well placed to hit new heights in the future. We also hear about the looming office revolution from Bruce Davison, CEO of GoSpace AI, and why hope is a great motivator from Nils Leonard , founder of Uncommon Creative Studio.

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12 Jun 2020
30 min

Eureka 201: The future on two wheels: 

As more people contemplate navigating on two wheels post-pandemic, what role does the industry play? We hear from cycling kit brands Rapha, Café du Cycliste and Machines for Freedom and bike manufacturers Specialized and VanMoof. We introduce you to technology partners Strava, Beeline and Wahoo and hear from the voices behind Hexr, Beryl Bikes, Laka and The Service Course, possibly the world’s best bike shop.

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45210 Jun 2020
30 min

Bold strategy: 

Ariel Childs, managing director of Winkreative, tells us how to work with leading brands to help them rethink the mission and remember the customers they’re working for. Plus: we meet the authors of ‘The New Long Life: A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World’ and speak to Jono Holt, founder of creative agency Otherway.

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5 Jun 2020
9 min

Eureka 200: Ansea: 

Abigail Lorick is the co-founder of Ansea, a US-based swimwear company making pieces for women from sustainable materials. Lorick’s career in fashion has ranged from modelling to designing clothes for ‘Gossip Girl’. Ansea was backed by Solera, a women-owned private-equity firm in New York.

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4513 Jun 2020
30 min

Leaders of change: 

Alain Sylvain, CEO and founder of New York brand consultancy Sylvain Labs, tells us how personal experience informs leadership during troubling times. Plus: we head to Islay off the west coast of Scotland to meet Douglas Taylor, CEO of Bruichladdich distillery.

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29 May 2020
13 min

Eureka 199: Closca: 

Carlos Ferrando is the founder and CEO of Closca, a Valencia-based company that designs products to inspire change. These include an award-winning collapsible bicycle helmet and the Closca mask (conceived as an anti-pollution mask for cyclists) to help protect people from coronavirus.

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45027 May 2020
30 min

Reasons to be optimistic: 

We catch up with David Abrahamovitch, the CEO and founder of Grind, which is behind 11 central London cafés and restaurants. He tells us why he is optimistic about the business when the doors swing open again. We also meet author and Silicon Valley venture capitalist Alex Lazarow to discuss his new book ‘Out-Innovate’, in which he writes about the need to back businesses for the long run.

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22 May 2020
12 min

Eureka 198: The Wine List: 

Josh Lachkovic is the founder of The Wine List, a London-based wine-education company that began as a newsletter. Members receive two bottles of wine every month, along with tasting notes and materials to help them gain confidence in choosing their drink. Lachkovic is forming relationships with smaller wineries in order to deliver unique wines.

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