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Lefrik

Friday 11th September 2020
Curra Rotondo is co-founder of Lefrik, a Madrid-based company that makes backpacks and travel accessories from recycled plastic bottles. Designed with commuters in mind, Lefrik backpacks are functional, light and waterproof – and stylish. Before founding Lefrik, Curra worked in the fashion industry for 14 years. She teamed up with David Ruiz Andrés, the founder of Grenergy, one of the largest renewable-energy companies in Spain, to found Lefrik in 2012.

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Institut auf dem Rosenberg and Loge Camps

Wednesday 09th September 2020
Bernhard Gademann, headmaster and director of Institut auf dem Rosenberg – an international boarding school in St Gallen, Switzerland – discusses entrepreneurial spirit in the education space. Plus: we meet Johannes Ariens, CEO of Loge Camps, which has breathed new life into outdoor-focused hospitality.

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Eureka 213: Meander

Friday 04th September 2020
Jill and Steve Henry are the founders of Meander, an Edinburgh-based outerwear brand. The idea for their minimalist and multifunctional pieces came after a charity ride from London to Paris, which inspired their mission to design a performance jacket to look good in the bar afterwards.

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Neighborhood Goods

Wednesday 02nd September 2020
Matt Alexander is the CEO and co-founder of Texas-based Neighborhood Goods, a modern take on the department store that opened its first outpost in Plano in 2018 and now has locations in New York and Austin.

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The Bouqs

Thursday 27th August 2020
Alejandro Bethlen is the CEO of leading floral brand The Bouqs, a California-based company launched in 2012 by John Tabis and Juan Pablo Montúfar. Bethlen joined from Amazon earlier this year. Plus: we hear from Alan Mahon of Scotland’s Brewgooder about the importance of remembering your reason for starting a business.

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Eureka 211:

Friday 21st August 2020
Richard Ettl is co-founder and CEO of SkyCell, a Swiss company that makes smart pharmaceutical containers used in the transport of highly sensitive treatments and vaccines. Along with sealed, temperature-regulated containers, SkyCell provides data to make logistics simple. Not only do the containers prevent spoilage, itself a multi-billion dollar problem, but they provide the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies with data on the best and most efficient shipping routes.
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Fever-Tree and Black Tomato

Wednesday 19th August 2020
Tim Warrillow is the co-founder and CEO of Fever-Tree, the premium drinks and mixers brand he launched with Charles Rolls in 2005. As you’ll hear, the pair went to the ends of the Earth to find the best ingredients possible. Plus: Black Tomato co-founder, Tom Marchant, discusses the future of luxury travel.
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