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31 May 2020
1 hour

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

This week, CEO of Swedbank, Jens Henriksson, discusses how his company is trying to deal with the fallout from coronavirus; the CEO and founder of London-based Grind, David Abrahamovitch, tells us why he is optimistic about business when the doors swing open again; and world-class chef, Massimo Bottura, talks us through one of his favourite recipes.

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6 May 2020
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Fashion forward: 

This week we check in with Reformation and Canada Goose to uncover just a few of the many incredible stories of how the fashion industry has stepped up to support healthcare workers tackling the coronavirus pandemic. We also hear from the co-founder of Vollebak on creating clothing fit for the harshest conditions and head to Paris to get advice on tackling uncertainty from the founder of De Bonne Facture.

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29 Apr 2020
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Next steps: 

This week we hear about an inspiring initiative in Italy, where publishers have been supporting independent bookshops throughout the lockdown. We also meet Alex Chua of the Goldbell Group in Singapore, which has created a €3.2m B2B lending scheme, and put questions to Georg Ludviksson, CEO of Reykjavik-based Meniga, on starting a business during a downturn. Plus: we cast an eye to the future of sustainable aviation with Connectjets founder Gabriella Somerville.

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22 Apr 2020
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Built to last: 

Building a brand that will last is about knowing your market and your customers. We check in with three founders for practical advice on staying resilient in tough times. We meet Alexander Bent of District15, a boutique property developer in Hong Kong born out of the Sars epidemic; Richard Christiansen of Chandelier Creative in Los Angeles and branding expert Peter de Boer in Amsterdam.

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15 Apr 2020
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Finding your entrepreneurial spirit: 

This week we hear from Debbie Wosskow, Stefan Allesch-Taylor and Julietta Dexter, three serial entrepreneurs and successful business founders who give us their tips and tricks on finding the right market for your product or service.

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8 Apr 2020
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Onwards: 

Businesses big and small are facing a world of uncertainty but there’s no time like the present to rethink your company mission and retool for the future. Guests include SeedLegals on fundraising, fashion designer Christopher Raeburn on defining your purpose and Headspace co-founder Richard Pierson on navigating uncertainty.

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1 Apr 2020
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Bigger picture: 

The global pandemic has created a challenging environment for many businesses. But at the same time, there is plenty of opportunity to start delivering solutions for clients and customers. This week, Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, offers a moment of clarity, while Pip Jamieson answers questions from listeners. In our feature interview, Nils Leonard advises on how to kick things into gear, to stop asking “what next” and to refocus on purpose.

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25 Mar 2020
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Changing priorities : 

We hear from two small businesses that have shifted priorities during the pandemic: Judy, a US company making emergency preparedness kits is using its expertise to help people dealing with coronavirus; while Canada's Pearl Morissette Estate Winery, which usually supplies restaurants, is now selling to the public.

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18 Mar 2020
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Surviving a crisis: 

Around the world and across all businesses, we are living in difficult times. Business leaders are trying to answer a long list of pressing questions. How will our firm secure revenue to keep the lights on? How can we be nimble and reactive to the needs of our customers and clients, while also finding opportunities for growth? And will some of this uncertainty just become our new reality? We asked a few founders for advice.

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22 May 2020
12 min

The Entrepreneurs - 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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15 May 2020
18 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 197: Oxwash: 

Oxford-based Kyle Grant launched Oxwash in 2017 while a PhD student. Claiming to be the world’s first sustainable laundry company, Oxwash uses new technology to clean and disinfect at lower temperatures, use less water and filter out microfibres. The company recently announced a €1.6m investment to help it expand.

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8 May 2020
11 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 196: Officina Dario Pegoretti: 

Cristina Würdig is co-CEO of Officina Dario Pegoretti, a bespoke Italian bicycle manufacturer that bears the name of her late friend, a renowned maker of frames by hand who passed on his skills to his apprentice, Pietro Pietricola. Their freeform “ciavete” style of painting is celebrated in a new short film called “Dream On”. Cristina talks about inspiring the next generation to make things by hand.

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1 May 2020
14 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 195: The Points Guy UK: 

Nicky Kelvin is director of content for The Points Guy UK, a leading travel-advice platform. The lifelong aviation enthusiast started his career as a music lawyer and photojournalist but turned his side hustle of sharing his travel expertise into a successful career. With much of the world under lockdown, Nicky tells us how best to approach future bookings.

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17 Apr 2020
20 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 193: At-home fitness: 

As gyms are closed and many of us are stuck at home, it’s an opportune time for home fitness platforms. We speak to Bruce Smith, founder of Hydrow, while Jason de Savary of London’s Core Collective talks about the gym’s new CCTV platform.

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10 Apr 2020
24 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 192: MiiR: 

Bryan Papé is the founder and CEO of MiiR, a Seattle-based brand making reusable stainless-steel drinkware. Miir has had to close its flagship retail and café space due to the pandemic but a new artist collaboration called ‘Alone but Together’ is boosting team morale.

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3 Apr 2020
16 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 191: Olio: 

Tessa Clarke is CEO and co-founder of Olio. It was the first app to allow neighbours to share food, which might otherwise go to waste. Since launch in 2015, more than 3.6 million portions of food have been shared by almost 2 million people in 49 countries. The company also has a dedicated network of volunteers who pick up food from local businesses to share with the community.

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27 Mar 2020
20 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 190: Laka: 

Tobias Taupitz is the CEO and co-founder of Laka, a London-based insurance company aimed at cyclists, which has found great success is upending the traditional insurance model. Members contribute to a collective fund and only have to pay if claims are made in the community.

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13 Mar 2020
10 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 189: Gail’s Artisan Bakery : 

Tom Molnar is CEO and co-founder of Gail’s Bakery, which has more than 50 UK outposts. Tom started it after meeting Gail Mejia, founder of The Bread Factory, a wholesaler serving London’s top chefs. For 2020, Gail’s launched the “Waste-Not” campaign to champion reduction of food waste.

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