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SAMIRA STALKS Samira Stalks is an interview podcast series, sharing firsthand stories from ‘reckless dreamers’ on startups, impact and innovation. Each week, the host Samira Sohail talks to changemakers from an eclectic mix of fields- tech, arts, sciences, education, digital, finance, retail. Think TED talks for young people, by young people with a cookier, quirkier set of characters. Guests to date include: an abundance of $bn startup founders including Calm, Kano and Beeline as well as an astronaut on a 1-way ticket to Mars, VC investors, that girl who ran the marathon free-bleeding, the maverick commissioning BBC Comedy classics e.g. Ali G and Pixar's first female employee, their Director of Photography! It's currently available for streaming/ download for free in iTunes, Google Play (US only), Stitcher, Mixcloud and streamed through the Samira Stalks website. It’s an ‘edutainment’ series that weaves through a professional journey to glean business nuggets and a personal journey from face-palm to champagne-popping moments. The format also includes a segment of the guest reciting a fail story of who they have ‘stalked’ to get to where they are. It has a global audience of 30k across 100+ countries and is currently top three in New & Noteworthy in iTunes in the Business, Education and Society & Culture categories. It was featured by Marie Claire as part of its #girlboss series of those intent on “ruling the world” and prominent on Mixcloud. It’s also being distributed to tech, business and media societies through universities (LSE, Oxford) and business schools (Harvard, Duke, LBS).

SAMIRA STALKS Samira Stalks is an interview podcast series, sharing firsthand stories from ‘reckless dreamers’ on startups, impact and innovation. Each week, the host Samira Sohail talks to changemakers from an eclectic mix of fields- tech, arts, sciences, education, digital, finance, retail. Think TED talks for young people, by young people with a cookier, quirkier set of characters. Guests to date include: an abundance of $bn startup founders including Calm, Kano and Beeline as well as an astronaut on a 1-way ticket to Mars, VC investors, that girl who ran the marathon free-bleeding, the maverick commissioning BBC Comedy classics e.g. Ali G and Pixar's first female employee, their Director of Photography! It's currently available for streaming/ download for free in iTunes, Google Play (US only), Stitcher, Mixcloud and streamed through the Samira Stalks website. It’s an ‘edutainment’ series that weaves through a professional journey to glean business nuggets and a personal journey from face-palm to champagne-popping moments. The format also includes a segment of the guest reciting a fail story of who they have ‘stalked’ to get to where they are. It has a global audience of 30k across 100+ countries and is currently top three in New & Noteworthy in iTunes in the Business, Education and Society & Culture categories. It was featured by Marie Claire as part of its #girlboss series of those intent on “ruling the world” and prominent on Mixcloud. It’s also being distributed to tech, business and media societies through universities (LSE, Oxford) and business schools (Harvard, Duke, LBS).
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SAMIRA STALKS Samira Stalks is an interview podcast series, sharing firsthand stories from ‘reckless dreamers’ on startups, impact and innovation. Each week, the host Samira Sohail talks to changemakers from an eclectic mix of fields- tech, arts, sciences, education, digital, finance, retail. Think TED talks for young people, by young people with a cookier, quirkier set of characters. Guests to date include: an abundance of $bn startup founders including Calm, Kano and Beeline as well as an astronaut on a 1-way ticket to Mars, VC investors, that girl who ran the marathon free-bleeding, the maverick commissioning BBC Comedy classics e.g. Ali G and Pixar's first female employee, their Director of Photography! It's currently available for streaming/ download for free in iTunes, Google Play (US only), Stitcher, Mixcloud and streamed through the Samira Stalks website. It’s an ‘edutainment’ series that weaves through a professional journey to glean business nuggets and a personal journey from face-palm to champagne-popping moments. The format also includes a segment of the guest reciting a fail story of who they have ‘stalked’ to get to where they are. It has a global audience of 30k across 100+ countries and is currently top three in New & Noteworthy in iTunes in the Business, Education and Society & Culture categories. It was featured by Marie Claire as part of its #girlboss series of those intent on “ruling the world” and prominent on Mixcloud. It’s also being distributed to tech, business and media societies through universities (LSE, Oxford) and business schools (Harvard, Duke, LBS).

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English

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+929 238 4518


Episodes

#35 Croissant: the key to unlock a global coworking space with Nisha Garigarn

1/16/2018
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“Align yourself with marketing efforts that can be repeated and if you see something that's working, press that button as fast as possible.” In a world of access not ownership, Nisha co-founded a Classpass for co-working spaces in NYC to empower users to work from anywhere. Born out of frustration with nowhere to work on ideas at the weekends, teaching herself to code and tired of overpriced pastries - this startup story is the modern day version of Friends. Croissant now has over 200...

Duration:00:31:06

#34 Exit West: Migrants and magical doors with author, Mohsin Hamid

1/7/2018
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“The feeling of being a migrant is a universal one” explains Mohsin Hamid, the award-winning novelist of Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. With the rise of technology, globalisation and fake news, we’re living in an absurd present and uncertain future. In this episode, we journey through stories from Mohsin’s books and his writing form to explore the concept of migration being a fundamental human right. The interview provides a fresh and diverse voice on the state of...

Duration:00:30:09

#33 The Good Immigrant: a document for what it means to be a person of colour. Nikesh Shukla

12/5/2017
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“I know the power of finding a book that changes someone’s life.” Tired of having to justify his seat at the table, Nikesh Shukla wrote a book curating 21 essays from upcoming writers from diverse backgrounds. They unravel British culture, explore self-identity and question the legacy of imperialism to provide an open space to discuss race. Against the backdrop of increased hostility to immigrants at a global scale, it sold 50k copies and accidentally became a reference pillar in the post...

Duration:00:30:17

#32 x.ai- bring your own bot! Amy the personal assistant powered by artificial intelligence, Dennis Mortensen

11/27/2017
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“Artificial intelligence will move software from being passive to active, the software will be expected to make decisions on our behalf.” Dennis counted he had scheduled 1,019 meetings in a year! With big data startups under his belt, he deployed artificial intelligence techniques to create Amy, a virtual assistant and is on a mission to harness the power of AI to increase human potential. Hundreds of thousands of meetings have been scheduled automatically and it’s raised of $40m of...

Duration:00:54:20

#31 Streetbees, capturing real life moments from real people to power new products with Tugce Bulut

11/21/2017
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“For one client, we improved the prediction power from 23%, worse than chance, to 86% confidence on what people were going to eat for dinner.” With a bout of microfinance experience in India, a PhD and a client trying to invent a new tea flavour, Tugce founded Streetbees to give consumers a voice when brands design new products. Today, Streetbees is a UK startup disrupting the $45bn market research industry by providing grassroot insights for global clients with access to over a million...

Duration:00:36:12

#31 Streetbees, capturing real life moments from real people to power new products with Tugce Bulut

11/13/2017
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With a bout of microfinance experience in India, a PhD and a client trying to invent a new tea flavour, Tugce founded Streetbees to give consumers a voice when brands design new products. Today, Streetbees is a UK startup disrupting the $45bn market research industry by providing grassroot insights for global clients with access to over a million ‘bees’ on the platform in over 80 countries. The post #31 Streetbees, capturing real life moments from real people to power new products with...

Duration:00:36:12

#30 citizenM, the new boutique hotel on the block for the modern mobile traveller with Noreen Chadha

11/7/2017
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Against the backdrop of Airbnb, citizenM has come to the fore as a boutique hotel for the modern mobile citizen. The post #30 citizenM, the new boutique hotel on the block for the modern mobile traveller with Noreen Chadha appeared first on Samira Stalks.

Duration:00:32:41

#29 The only social university for lifelong learning with Ivy, Beri Meric

10/23/2017
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Refusing to lose the magic of his Harvard business school network after graduating, Beri embarked on creating IVY:a social university for adults. The post #29 The only social university for lifelong learning with Ivy, Beri Meric appeared first on Samira Stalks.

#28 Samira Stalks – Building a media empire out of a daily email newsletter, The Hustle with Sam Parr

10/16/2017
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“Email since it began 25 years ago has changed very little, whereas Facebook changes dramatically in a couple of months - we couldn’t rely on anyone else.” Firing off an irreverent note to attract non-techies to an event, Sam Parr had never envisaged he would resurrect email to start a media company - The Hustle - a daily email newsletter. A young gun set to be the next media mogul uncovers bumping into Tim Ferriss walking his dog and writing amazon romance novels to journey through The...

Duration:00:34:35

#27 The challenger bank for the smartphone generation with Monzo, Tom Blomfield

10/9/2017
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Monzo is the latest challenger bank on the UK fintech scene, racking up half a million customers with half of them under 30 years old and raising £1m in under 96 seconds from its customers. With its seamless user experience, open dialogue with customers and friendly nudges - we hear how it’s got young adults excited about their personal finances. The post #27 The challenger bank for the smartphone generation with Monzo, Tom Blomfield appeared first on Samira Stalks.

Duration:00:32:16

#24 Empowering the crowd to startup invest with Luke Lang, CrowdCube

9/13/2017
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With an unheated room in an English castle, no fintech experience but a watchful eye on Kickstarter, two former colleagues decided "startup investing should not be just for the rich". Today, Crowdcube has created a platform for the 'rest of us to invest' The post #24 Empowering the crowd to startup invest with Luke Lang, CrowdCube appeared first on Samira Stalks.

Duration:00:30:17

#23 The invisibility cloak made with fasiontech by Saif Siddiqui, ISHU

9/4/2017
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Duration:00:28:18

#22 3 words to invent a new address system with Chris Sheldrick, What3Words

8/28/2017
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Duration:00:31:42

#21 Is bitcoin a better savings investment? Cedric Dahl, Bitcoin expert

8/20/2017
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Duration:00:39:45

#20 A spoken poet word saving youth politics with Suli Breaks

8/14/2017
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Duration:00:42:51

#19 How the canvas tote bag became a fashion statement with Smruti Sriram, Supreme Creations

10/24/2016
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Duration:00:32:26

#18 How a 20 yr old became a Venture Capital star, Harry Stebbings- The Twenty Minute VC

10/10/2016
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Duration:00:34:45

#17 How Pixar makes imaginary worlds real with Danielle Feinberg

9/25/2016
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Duration:00:40:28

#16 Harness the maker mindset in kids with a hands-on kit subscription box, Sahar Meghani

9/11/2016
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Duration:00:36:11

#15 A farm feeding profits into schools with Rocco Falconer, Planting Promise

8/28/2016
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Duration:00:37:55