The Entrepreneurs

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1 June 2016

Episode 242

30 minutes

We meet an ex-London banker who’s launched shoe company Sons of London to test out the direct-to-consumer business model. In San Francisco, Azhar Hashem, an ex-marketing executive at Google is creating a restaurant focused on Eastern Mediterranean cuisine – we discuss the transition in the run-up to the opening of Tawla SF. Then we head to Romania to ask why its health-food industry has not taken off in a big way. We’re in Bucharest to meet the entrepreneurs trying to make it happen.

1 June 2016

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From start-up whiz-kid to restaurateur

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In San Francisco, an ex-marketing executive at Google is creating a restaurant focused on cuisine from the Eastern Mediterranean. We discuss the transition with Azhar Hashem in the run-up to the opening of Tawla SF.

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Sepand Oboudiyat of Sons Of London

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The direct-to-consumer path has worked for the likes of Warby Parker’s eyewear, Everlane’s fashion and made.com’s furniture but how about shoes? We meet an ex-London banker who’s launched a company called Sons of London to test out the business model.

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Romania’s health-food entrepreneurs

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It’s a country filled with fruit, herbs and vegetables. So why has Romania’s health-food industry not taken off in a big way? We’re in Bucharest to meet the entrepreneurs trying to make it happen.

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