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29 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Gamely: Have fun, do good, question everything with Hazel Reynolds
In this episode, Hazel tells us the story of how she went from the corporate world to starting a successful games company that's all about working fewer hours, having more fun, and doing good for the world. Last year they gave away 2.5k games to children through the 'games for good' programme.
36 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Pala Eyewear: 'Be the change' with John Pritchard
In this episode, John shares the story of how Pala Eyewear was born, his quest to create positive change, and building a company that is impact-first through and through.🚀
21 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Bare Biology: Keep it simple with Melanie Lawson
Melanie tells us the story of her journey from advertisement, to being a full-time mum raising three children, to founding and growing Bare Biology. We talk about the trials of hiring and firing, not getting bogged down with the details, and keeping things focused in the business.
28 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
History Heroes: Business, a game of snakes and ladders with Alexandra Ehrmann
Alex shares the interesting beginnings of the History Heroes game, how she has developed the company to date, and the challenges that come with a product business and managing stockists.
42 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
MPB: ‘Run your business with kindness’ with Founder & CEO Matt Barker
22 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
OMGTea: Extraordinary tea for extraordinary lives with Katherine Swift
30 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Emteq: Entrepreneurship, a way of life with Graeme Cox
Serial entrepreneur and founder of deep tech startup, Emteq, Graeme shares his story with us of how he got to be involved in the world of AI and mental health. He details his journey of bringing a complex proposition to life, removing the restriction of geographical location, and how for him, being an entrepreneur is a way of life.
24 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Meet Edgar: Run the kind of company you want to work at with Laura Roaeder
35 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Worldee: Learning to be the face of the brand with Connor & Daisy
Connor and Daisy came up with the idea for Worldee whilst on holiday in Rome. Today, their app sees incredible engagement from their users! But it wasn't all smooth sailing! They have big plans for the app and have started a podcast too. Tune in to hear their story and how their different approaches to business have come together to make a winning combo.
25 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Refsix: Waiting for the perfect storm with Hassan Rajwani
Refsix is the app for football/soccer referees which replaces their notebook and tracks their performance. Hassan shares his startup story and recounts the time that their app stopped working during an important match while him and his co-founder were on holiday and explains how he learnt from mistakes like these. Today, their focus is shifting to building a community for football referees of all levels.
17 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
WRAP: Turning lemons into lemonade with Mark and Ed
Mark and Ed share their story of returning to an old idea: open a co-working space with childcare to fill a gap that many Brightonians have been yearning for. WRAP is a new co-working space opening near Brighton railway station, but progress has been stalled by the pandemic.
24 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Ethicul: Founding a company as final year undergrads with Charlie, Matt, and Ryan
Charlie, Matt, and Ryan have big ambitions to change shopping habits in Brighton. They believe we should be buying more locally and sustainably. We hear about how they built traction and a story that resonates with customers even before they had a product, and how far they've come since incorporation just two months earlier. The website is now live at ethicul.co.uk
24 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Percept Imagery: Pivot or Persevere with Akshay Saswade
After a rocky start in the construction industry, Percept Imagery are now focused on disrupting e-commence with augmented reality. With their background in games, their award-winning tech is making waves in online shopping. We talk about visa issues for founders, raising investment, and bouncing back when they finally made it back to Brighton.
22 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Fitta Mamma: Creating the single best resource for pregnancy fitness with Alexandra McCabe
Alexandra tells us about the science that backs up the Fitta Mamma products, why getting feedback from pregnant women is hard, (it's not their fault!) and normalising fitness during pregnancy.
21 minutes | May 28, 2020
Gomi: Crowdfunding success with Tom Meades
From premium furniture to affordable electronics, Gomi are turning would-be plastic waste into products that people love, all made in the heart of Brighton. Working with brands like Heineken, they have been turning plastic waste into material that can be used again.
20 minutes | May 14, 2020
Hatsumi: Reimagining the future of health and wellbeing with Sarah Ticho
Sarah has spent her career working across the interdisciplinary arts as a producer, curator and researcher. She is the founder of Hatsumi, a research and design studio that works at the intersection of arts, health and immersive technology to develop experiences that challenge how we think and feel about the world and imagine the future of health and wellbeing. Hatsumi VR is a virtual reality platform enabling people to communicate lived experience of chronic pain and mental health conditions using 3D painting tools. Tune in to hear how Fabrica Gallery and the Fusebox have been pivotal in her journey.
29 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Bodyrocket: Overcoming technical hurdles with Eric DeGolier
Bodyrocket replaces wind tunnels with sensors for performance cycling. Founder, Eric DeGolier, is an ex Paralympic cyclist and saw a need for more competitive cyclists to measure and reduce their aerodynamic drag.
7 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Announcement: next series & a new host!
Find out what's coming next on the Brighton Startup podcast!
33 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
TrustedHousesitters: Growing a global brand with Georgina Richardson
In this episode, I speak with COO Georgina Richardson about her journey in one of Brighton's most exciting startups, how her 'YES' attitude got her to where she is today, and how TrustedHousesitters has grown into a global brand. TrustedHousesitters is the world's largest house and pet sitting platform connecting pet owners with sitters globally - currently with a community of 80,000 members across over 100 countries and annual revenues of 6 million.
23 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Storystream: Believe in your mission with Alex Vaidya
'Getting up each morning to do good'. In this episode, I am speaking with Alex Vaidya about his journey, dealing with uncertainty, finding that balance between unshakable belief and knowing when it’s time to pivot, and how the Brighton startup scene has shaped the culture of his business. Story stream is a marketing technology company currently focusing on the automotive sector, helping brands such as porch and Volvo to manage content more efficiently using AI. They have raised over than 3.6 million since 2016 and currently have a team of 32 people based in Brighton and London.
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