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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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Plus X and NeueHouse:

Mat Hunter is co-founder and co-CEO of Plus X, the first purpose-built facility for technology, innovation and hardware pioneers in the UK, which he created alongside Paul Rostas. Their first location is in Brighton, on the UK’s south coast, with plans to grow across the country. We also hear from Josh Wyatt, CEO of NeueHouse members clubs, on creating work and cultural hubs to connect cross-industry creatives and entrepreneurs.

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18 Sep 2020
8 min

Eureka 215: Foodlogica: 

Using its carbon-neutral fleet of electric bicycles and vans, Foodlogica has been transforming the last mile of inner-city food delivery. Launched in 2016, the company has transformed from a small-scale experiment into a lucrative business across three countries by identifying a problem and solving it efficiently.This week, co-founder Francesca Miazzo explains how the idea came to her.

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46616 Sep 2020
30 min

Plus X and NeueHouse: 

Mat Hunter is co-founder and co-CEO of Plus X, the first purpose-built facility for technology, innovation and hardware pioneers in the UK, which he created alongside Paul Rostas. Their first location is in Brighton, on the UK’s south coast, with plans to grow across the country. We also hear from Josh Wyatt, CEO of NeueHouse members clubs, on creating work and cultural hubs to connect cross-industry creatives and entrepreneurs.

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11 Sep 2020
11 min

Eureka 214: Lefrik: 

Curra Rotondo is co-founder of Lefrik, a Madrid-based company that makes backpacks and travel accessories from recycled plastic bottles. Designed with commuters in mind, Lefrik backpacks are functional, light and waterproof – and stylish. Before founding Lefrik, Curra worked in the fashion industry for 14 years. She teamed up with David Ruiz Andrés, the founder of Grenergy, one of the largest renewable-energy companies in Spain, to found Lefrik in 2012.

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4659 Sep 2020
30 min

Institut auf dem Rosenberg and Loge Camps: 

Bernhard Gademann, headmaster and director of Institut auf dem Rosenberg – an international boarding school in St Gallen, Switzerland – discusses entrepreneurial spirit in the education space. Plus: we meet Johannes Ariens, CEO of Loge Camps, which has breathed new life into outdoor-focused hospitality.

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4 Sep 2020
12 min

Eureka 213: Meander: 

Jill and Steve Henry are the founders of Meander, an Edinburgh-based outerwear brand. The idea for their minimalist and multifunctional pieces came after a charity ride from London to Paris, which inspired their mission to design a performance jacket to look good in the bar afterwards.

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4642 Sep 2020
30 min

Neighborhood Goods: 

Matt Alexander is the CEO and co-founder of Texas-based Neighborhood Goods, a modern take on the department store that opened its first outpost in Plano in 2018 and now has locations in New York and Austin.

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28 Aug 2020
12 min

Eureka 212: Aire Libre Running: 

Daniel Almazán Klinckwort and Mauricio Diaz are the co-founders of Aire Libre Running, a Mexico City-based travel company helping people to discover the world through running. Its trips reconnect to nature while discovering incredible landscapes and indigenous cultures across Canada, the US and Mexico.

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46326 Aug 2020
30 min

The Bouqs: 

Alejandro Bethlen is the CEO of leading floral brand The Bouqs, a California-based company launched in 2012 by John Tabis and Juan Pablo Montúfar. Bethlen joined from Amazon earlier this year. Plus: we hear from Alan Mahon of Scotland’s Brewgooder about the importance of remembering your reason for starting a business.

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21121 Aug 2020
12 min

Eureka 211: SkyCell: 

Richard Ettl is co-founder and CEO of SkyCell, a Swiss company that makes smart pharmaceutical containers used in the transport of highly sensitive treatments and vaccines. Along with sealed, temperature-regulated containers, SkyCell provides data to make logistics simple. Not only do the containers prevent spoilage, itself a multi-billion dollar problem, but they provide the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies with data on the best and most efficient shipping routes.

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46219 Aug 2020
30 min

Fever-Tree and Black Tomato : 

Tim Warrillow is the co-founder and CEO of Fever-Tree, the premium drinks and mixers brand he launched with Charles Rolls in 2005. As you’ll hear, the pair went to the ends of the Earth to find the best ingredients possible. Plus: Black Tomato co-founder, Tom Marchant, discusses the future of luxury travel.

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14 Aug 2020
11 min

Eureka 210: Willsark: 

Peter de Boer is co-founder of Willsark, an Amsterdam-based beer brand producing London Göse, a unique sour beer. The company was started by four friends as something of a side hustle but the founders hope that one day Willsark will be their main venture.

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46112 Aug 2020
30 min

Vietcetera and HubbleHQ: 

James Chambers talks to American entrepreneur Hao Tran, the co-founder of Vietcetera, a lifestyle-focused media company based in Ho Chi Minh City. Plus, we meet Tushar Agarwal, co-founder and CEO of HubbleHQ, a platform helping companies to find their perfect office space.

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2097 Aug 2020
12 min

Eureka 209: Haus: 

Helena Price Hambrecht and Woody Hambrecht are the founders of Haus, a California brand making apéritifs from fruits and botanicals grown on their Sonoma County farm. Recently they created a range of drinks inspired by restaurants across the US to support the sector during lockdown.

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4605 Aug 2020
30 min

Ace & Tate and SkandiHus: 

Mark de Lange is the founder of Amsterdam-based eyewear brand Ace & Tate, which has more than doubled its retail footprint to 65 locations since we last spoke to De Lange in 2018. We ask him about moving the brand forwards and how the brand’s focus on sustainability has a lot to do with bricks and mortar. Plus: we meet lawyer-cum-ceramics designer Stine Dulong to hear about turning her passion into a business, SkandiHus.

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20831 Jul 2020
7 min

Eureka 208: Co/rizom: 

Co/rizom is a Vienna-based consultancy aimed at helping traditional artisans find their feet. Alexei Korolyov meets co-founder Nadja Zerunian, who says supporting time-honoured crafts is a must in our modern world.

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