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Monocle 24: The Entrepreneurs

Winkontent Ltd. 759286

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Monocle 24: The Entrepreneurs

Monocle 24: The Entrepreneurs

Winkontent Ltd. 759286

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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.

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Eureka 203: LGR

Luca Gnecchi Rusconi is the founder of LGR, an eyewear brand inspired by Africa. His entrepreneurial journey began during a family trip to the former Italian colony of Eritrea in 2005, when he came across several pairs of vintage Italian-army sunglasses. He soon left his job in finance and embarked on creating his own line of eyewear.

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Eureka 202: Runtastic

Florian Gschwandtner is an Austrian serial entrepreneur and co-founder of fitness app Runtastic. Launched in 2009, the self-funded company is considered by some to be the first Austrian start-up. After incredible growth, Runtastic was bought for €220m by Adidas in 2015, with Florian staying on as CEO until 2018. Today he is also an advisor to the Austrian government on entrepreneurship and co-founder of Tractive, which makes real-time location trackers for pets.

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Wizz Air

József Váradi is co-founder and CEO of Hungarian airline Wizz Air. Váradi helped to guide Wizz through the financial crisis of a decade ago and explains why Wizz is well placed to hit new heights in the future. We also hear about the looming office revolution from Bruce Davison, CEO of GoSpace AI, and why hope is a great motivator from Nils Leonard , founder of Uncommon Creative Studio.

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Eureka 201: The future on two wheels

As more people contemplate navigating on two wheels post-pandemic, what role does the industry play? We hear from cycling kit brands Rapha, Café du Cycliste and Machines for Freedom and bike manufacturers Specialized and VanMoof. We introduce you to technology partners Strava, Beeline and Wahoo and hear from the voices behind Hexr, Beryl Bikes, Laka and The Service Course, possibly the world’s best bike shop.

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Bold strategy

Ariel Childs, managing director of Winkreative, tells us how to work with leading brands to help them rethink the mission and remember the customers they’re working for. Plus: we meet the authors of ‘The New Long Life: A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World’ and speak to Jono Holt, founder of creative agency Otherway.

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Eureka 200: Ansea

Abigail Lorick is the founder of Ansea, a US-based swimwear company making pieces for women from sustainable materials. Lorick’s career in fashion has ranged from modelling to designing clothes for ‘Gossip Girl’. Ansea was backed by Solera, a women-owned private-equity firm in New York.

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Leaders of change

Alain Sylvain, CEO and founder of New York brand consultancy Sylvain Labs, tells us how personal experience informs leadership during troubling times. Plus: we head to Islay off the west coast of Scotland to meet Douglas Taylor, CEO of Bruichladdich distillery.

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Latest Episodes

Eureka 204: Akt

Co-founders of Akt, Andy Coxon and Ed Currie met in 2015 when they were both dancers. They wanted to create a natural deodorant that actually worked. Their product is a balm, applied like a lotion, which comes in an aluminium tube with recyclable packaging and includes ingredients such as mandarin, petitgrain, cedar and eucalyptus.

12 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Eureka 204: Akt

We Are Pi

Alex Bennett-Grant is the founder and CEO of Amsterdam-based We Are Pi, an award-winning ad agency. He tells us about working with clients to reflect changes in culture and society, from digital transformation to calls to end systemic racism.

29 MIN3 d ago
Comments
We Are Pi

Eureka 203: LGR

Luca Gnecchi Rusconi is the founder of LGR, an eyewear brand inspired by Africa. His entrepreneurial journey began during a family trip to the former Italian colony of Eritrea in 2005, when he came across several pairs of vintage Italian-army sunglasses. He soon left his job in finance and embarked on creating his own line of eyewear.

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Eureka 203: LGR

The Nue Co

We meet Jules Miller, founder and CEO of The Nue Co, who launched the supplement brand in the US in 2017 after her own health concerns. Her company has attracted huge interest during the global pandemic. Plus: some clever brand-communication advice from Karl Wikström of Sweden’s Akestam Holst.

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Nue Co

Eureka 202: Runtastic

Florian Gschwandtner is an Austrian serial entrepreneur and co-founder of fitness app Runtastic. Launched in 2009, the self-funded company is considered by some to be the first Austrian start-up. After incredible growth, Runtastic was bought for €220m by Adidas in 2015, with Florian staying on as CEO until 2018. Today he is also an advisor to the Austrian government on entrepreneurship and co-founder of Tractive, which makes real-time location trackers for pets.

10 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Eureka 202: Runtastic

Wizz Air

József Váradi is co-founder and CEO of Hungarian airline Wizz Air. Váradi helped to guide Wizz through the financial crisis of a decade ago and explains why Wizz is well placed to hit new heights in the future. We also hear about the looming office revolution from Bruce Davison, CEO of GoSpace AI, and why hope is a great motivator from Nils Leonard , founder of Uncommon Creative Studio.

29 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Wizz Air

Eureka 201: The future on two wheels

As more people contemplate navigating on two wheels post-pandemic, what role does the industry play? We hear from cycling kit brands Rapha, Café du Cycliste and Machines for Freedom and bike manufacturers Specialized and VanMoof. We introduce you to technology partners Strava, Beeline and Wahoo and hear from the voices behind Hexr, Beryl Bikes, Laka and The Service Course, possibly the world’s best bike shop.

30 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Eureka 201: The future on two wheels

Bold strategy

Ariel Childs, managing director of Winkreative, tells us how to work with leading brands to help them rethink the mission and remember the customers they’re working for. Plus: we meet the authors of ‘The New Long Life: A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World’ and speak to Jono Holt, founder of creative agency Otherway.

30 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Bold strategy

Eureka 200: Ansea

Abigail Lorick is the founder of Ansea, a US-based swimwear company making pieces for women from sustainable materials. Lorick’s career in fashion has ranged from modelling to designing clothes for ‘Gossip Girl’. Ansea was backed by Solera, a women-owned private-equity firm in New York.

9 MINJUN 5
Comments
Eureka 200: Ansea

Leaders of change

Alain Sylvain, CEO and founder of New York brand consultancy Sylvain Labs, tells us how personal experience informs leadership during troubling times. Plus: we head to Islay off the west coast of Scotland to meet Douglas Taylor, CEO of Bruichladdich distillery.

29 MINJUN 4
Comments
Leaders of change
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