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Monocle 24: The Entrepreneurs

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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.

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.

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Networks:

Monocle

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

Midori House, 1 Dorset Street, London, W1U 4EG, UK +44 20 7725 4388


Episodes

Percival Menswear

12/8/2021
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...

Duration:00:30:29

Eureka 273: Slush 2021

12/3/2021
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...

Duration:00:17:15

String Furniture

12/1/2021
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. See omnystudio.com/listener...

Duration:00:30:36

Eureka 272: Masterclass

11/26/2021
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. See omnystudio.com/listener...

Duration:00:11:58

Freitag

11/24/2021
Freitag was launched in Zurich in 1993 by brothers Daniel and Markus Freitag. Now it is known around the world for its messenger bags, backpacks and accessories, which are made mostly from recycled truck tarpaulins. The company has recently been working with trucking companies to create a more sustainable tarpaulin, which can be fully broken down or repurposed after its use, firstly on the highway and later as a bag. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:28

Eureka 271: Aether

11/19/2021
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:09

Firebelly Tea

11/17/2021
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:56

Eureka 270: Avec

11/12/2021
Alex Doman and Denetrias Charlemagne are the co-founders of Avec, a New York-based premium mixer brand. Avec’s line of drinks are made with natural botanicals and real fruit, which are low on sugar and calories. The pair met at Columbia Business School, after Doman had a previous career in consulting in UK hospitality, where Charlemagne worked in brand for a number of notable US companies. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:37

Brewgooder and Mara Seaweed

11/10/2021
Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, hopes that Glasgow will go down in history as the place where world leaders finally committed to a sustainable future. We look at two businesses that were spotlighted at Cop26 for leading the way towards a greener future. We meet Alan Mahon, co-founder of Certified B beer company Brewgooder, and Fiona Houston, CEO and founder of Mara Seaweed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:14

Brewgooder and Mara Seaweed

11/10/2021
Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, hopes that Glasgow will go down in history as the place where world leaders finally committed to a sustainable future. We look at two businesses that were spotlighted at Cop26 for leading the way towards a greener future. We meet Alan Mahon, co-founder of Certified B beer company Brewgooder, and Fiona Houston, CEO and founder of Mara Seaweed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:14

Eureka 269: Plum Play

11/5/2021
Paul Schaffer is the managing director of Plum Play, a leading UK brand in the active-play category that makes outside toys for children. The company was founded by Schaffer’s parents more than 30 years ago and exports to over 50 countries, with offices in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. Schaffer has been working hard to help the brand grow and evolve, while living up to the values of the company his parents built. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:05

Bombas

11/3/2021
Randy Goldberg is the co-founder and chief brand officer of Bombas, the New York-based sock-maker founded in 2013. Using its one-for-one model, Bombas has to date donated more than 40 million garments to homeless shelters and charities across the US. The company has expanded into making other essential items such as T-shirts and underwear. And recently, the brand has launched in the UK, its first market outside the US. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:09

Eureka 268: Eym

10/29/2021
Poppy and Sam Wall are the husband-and-wife team behind natural-fragrance brand Eym. They came up with the idea when Poppy was pregnant and researching some of the negative effects of synthetic candles. The couple created and launched the business in the UK but now run it from their home in Sydney. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:53

Amass and Clearco

10/27/2021
This week we’re off to Los Angeles, to meet Morgan McLachlan, head distiller and chief product officer for premium botanical spirits brand Amass. Its range of spirits, hard seltzers and personal-care products are a celebration of the terroir of the Canadian’s adopted home in California. Plus: we get fundraising advice and explore the world of revenue-based financing with Clearco co-founder Michele Romanow. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:32

Eureka 267: Valpas

10/22/2021
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Duration:00:11:03

Irene Forte Skincare

10/20/2021
Irene Forte is the founder of beauty label Irene Forte Skincare. A native of Italy, Forte has worked with skincare expert Francesca Ferri on the formulations, using natural ingredients from her family’s organic farm in Sicily, including prickly pear, lemon and hibiscus. Just a few years since an exclusive launch with Net-a-Porter, her products are now carried by more than 20 top retailers, including Liberty London and Nordstrom. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:09

Eureka 266: The Pack

10/15/2021
Judy Nadel and Damien Clarkson are co-founders of The Pack, a UK company offering plant-based meals for dogs. While you might question the need for your pet to go vegan, Nadel and Clarkson are keen to show the scientific benefits. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:14

Harry Handelsman

10/13/2021
The arrival of a new Eurostar terminal in 2007 was a catalyst but the revitalisation of London’s King’s Cross neighbourhood was also thanks to property developer Harry Handelsman. To mark the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel’s 10th anniversary later this month, Handelsman’s Manhattan Loft Corporation will open Booking Office 1869, a revamp of the bar inside the 19th-century ticket hall. For this week’s episode, Handelsman discusses his love for London and landmark projects such as the Chiltern...

Duration:00:31:15

Eureka 265: Frinj Coffee

10/8/2021
Jay Ruskey is the founder of Frinj Coffee, a company he started on his family’s Santa Barbara farm with the aim of helping to make California the next speciality coffee growing hotbed. In 2002 the farmer and agronomist planted a trial crop of coffee in hope of proving that coffee could thrive in warm, tropical climates. To date he’s helped to grow more than 3,000 mature coffee trees. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:04

Huckletree

10/6/2021
The return to co-working spaces has been vital for many businesses. We discuss the future of these spaces with Gabriela Hersham, CEO of workspace company Huckletree. Plus, Josh Fehnert on good office design and Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor’s tips on entrepreneurial thinking. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:05