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19 Jan 2022
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Koio: 

Johannes Quodt co-founded luxury shoe brand Koio with Chris Wichert in 2015. The company has made a huge mark with its Italian-made leather sneakers and boots, which marry good design, sustainability, comfort and top craftsmanship. Last year it began sourcing all of its leather from suppliers that use regenerative farming methods, in which animals graze naturally to allow grassland to grow back.

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12 Jan 2022
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Dai: 

Joanna Dai is founder and CEO of Dai, a B Corp-certified womenswear brand that the Orange County native launched in 2017. Having spent many long days in the office and on the road in nearly a decade of working for JP Morgan between New York and London, Joanna set out to rethink the blazers, trousers, and dresses that a woman might wear to the office. Dai brings together style, comfort and the latest fabric innovations.

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5 Jan 2022
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Prestat: 

Micaela Illy is the CEO of heritage chocolate brand Prestat. The London-based company, which was created by the inventor of the chocolate truffle, will celebrate its 120th anniversary this year. The brand was acquired by the Illy family in 2019. Micaela is the fourth generation of the iconic Italian coffee company, which was launched in the 1930s. This week she discusses her work to refresh the well-known British brand.

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29 Dec 2021
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - The best of ‘The Entrepreneurs’, part two: 

In the second part of our favourite interviews of 2021, we hear from Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky on how the turbulence of the pandemic has allowed the California-based company to get back to its roots and focus on being a better partner for cities. Plus: we meet Dr Carmen Hijosa, the founder of Ananas Anam, makers of a leather alternative crafted from pineapple leaf fibres called Piñatex.

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22 Dec 2021
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - The best of ‘The Entrepreneurs’, part one: 

In the first of our host Daniel Bach’s favourite conversations of 2021, we meet Frank Cooper III, the global chief marketing officer at Blackrock, to hear how the world’s largest asset manager is tackling climate change and racial inequality. Plus: Shiza Shahid, founder of Our Place, discusses how she’s using the cookware brand to highlight food insecurity and the value of coming together to prepare a meal.

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15 Dec 2021
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Craven Dunnill Jackfield: 

Simon Howells is the managing director of Craven Dunnill Jackfield, a company that has been making handmade ceramic tiles to decorate public spaces, homes and hospitality establishments since it was founded in 1872. On the eve of its 150th anniversary, Howells discusses some of the company’s many projects, including dozens of London Underground stations, the Houses of Parliament and the food Hall at Harrods.

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8 Dec 2021
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Percival Menswear: 

Chris Gove is the creative director of Percival Menswear, a London-based brand that prides itself on being quintessentially British. Percival launched with a series of pop-ups before opening a permanent shop in Soho and has grown year-on-year by staying away from the traditional wholesale model and seasonal calendar. Instead, the company releases pieces across the year with the aim of “subverting the classics”, a tagline that Percival celebrates by updating and remaking traditional menswear pieces.

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1 Dec 2021
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - String Furniture: 

String Furniture was founded in 1949, following a contest by Swedish publisher Bonnier to find the best bookshelf. After being popular across Europe for decades, the company behind the modular shelving system was on the brink of collapse when it was taken over by Peter Erlandsson and Pär Josefsson in 2004. This week, we speak to Erlandsson about growing the brand for the 21st century. Plus: Radha Vyas talks about reviving the fortunes of travel company Flash Pack.

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24 Nov 2021
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Freitag: 

Freitag was launched in Zürich in 1993 by brothers Daniel and Markus Freitag and is known around the world for the messenger bags, backpacks and accessories that they make mostly from recycled truck tarps. The company has recently been working with trucking companies to create a more sustainable tarp, which can be fully broken down or repurposed after use, first on the highway and later as a bag.

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17 Nov 2021
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Firebelly Tea: 

David Segal co-founded Davidstea in 2008, helping to grow it into a retail giant. After leaving the Montreal-based company in 2016, he started gourmet fast-food brand Mad Radish. Now he is launching Firebelly Tea, focusing on great tea, smart packaging and well-designed accessories.

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21 Jan 2022
10 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 278: Pip Jamieson’s lessons in fund-raising: 

With many small ventures planning their next steps to grow their business, we turn to the pages of ‘The Monocle Book of Entrepreneurs’. In this episode we present a simple guide to securing funding by Pip Jamieson, founder and CEO of creative-industries networking site The Dots.

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14 Jan 2022
13 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 277: Solios: 

Samuel Leroux and Alexandre Desabrais are the co-founders of Solios, a Canadian certified B Corp watch brand that they created in 2016. The idea was to combine elegance and minimalism with solar technology. The pair met at university and each started their career in finance, before realising that they wanted to create something together around being kinder to the planet. Solios became the first Certified B watch brand and has made a huge mark in its category.

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7 Jan 2022
12 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 276: Nothing: 

Nothing is a London-based consumer technology company with a mission to remove barriers between people and their devices. Nothing’s debut product, its Ear 1 wireless headphones, was one of the most anticipated product launches of 2021. Monocle’s Helsinki correspondent Petri Burtsoff met Nothing’s co-founder Akis Evangelidis at the start-up event Slush to discuss the future of consumer technology and the company’s ambitious mission.

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17 Dec 2021
10 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 275: Q36.5: 

Based in Italy’s Dolomites, Q36.5 is a brand specialising in clothing and accessories aimed at cycling enthusiasts, which has emerged as a driving force in the industry. Founded in 2013 by Luigi Bergamo and wife Sabrina, the company excels in developing Italian-made apparel with high-performance textiles that are also chosen to address concerns about sustainability. The business has been recognised for its award-winning designs that produce lightweight, ergogenic garments for wearing on and off the bike.

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10 Dec 2021
13 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 274: Re:Nourish: 

Nicci Clark is CEO and founder of Re:Nourish, a UK-based company that’s said to be the world’s first microwaveable and fully recyclable bottled-soup company. A qualified nutritionist and former critical-care nurse, Clark knows the value of healthy eating. The company has had incredible growth in the past few years, in both retail and direct-to-consumer, and has expanded to the Middle East and Hong Kong.

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3 Dec 2021
17 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 273: Slush 2021: 

Slush is billed as the world’s leading startup event and is well attended by investors, founders and C-suite executives from a long list of top companies. While the focus is largely on the world of technology, much of the discussion also leads into Monocle’s areas of interest, including design, retail, hospitality and city-building. The event has also become a great showcase for the vibrant business scene in the Nordics. Monocle’s Helsinki correspondent Petri Burtsoff reports from this year’s conference.

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26 Nov 2021
12 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 272: Masterclass: 

David Rogier is the CEO and founder of Masterclass, the online learning platform on which a host of global leaders and celebrities teach their craft. From Martin Scorsese offering tips on film-making to Malala Yousafzai discussing how to drive change, and Ringo Starr teaching you how to play the drums, the video lessons are created as a celebration of learning. Rogier spoke to Monocle’s Tomos Lewis about what they’ve discovered about the way in which people learn.

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19 Nov 2021
9 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 271: Aether: 

Estonian entrepreneur Hannes Unt co-founded audio-eyewear brand Aether in 2019 to develop glasses and sunglasses that would allow wearers to take calls and listen to music via frame-integrated speakers. The goal of Hannes and his Canadian business partners is to create distinctive, technologically advanced eyewear that allows style to take centre stage.

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