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the edventure brief

the edventure brief

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the edventure brief is the podcast to help you learn more about the startup ecosystem, focusing on Europe's top universities. It is brought to you by edventure, a pan-European student-led venture builder and accelerator, bringing universities' most talented people and ideas together to tackle real-world issues through entrepreneurship. At the edventure brief, we speak with established founders or VCs, and also edventure's most successful participants, to talk about their journeys and experiences.
To find out more about edventure, visit edventure.vc.
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Eradicating Period Poverty Through Social Entrepreneurship with Celia Hodson, Founder of Hey Girls! - EP.11
In this podcast episode, we sit with Celia Hodson, the founder of Hey Girls, a community interest company aiming to eradicate period poverty in the UK. For every period product bought from Hey Girls, one period product is donated to someone in need. Celia Hodson kindly elaborates on the beginnings, ideation, and launch of Hey Girls and the mission of eradicating period poverty and achieving period equality and dignity. She elaborates on the core beliefs of Hey Girls and the importance of ecological sustainability in social enterprises.  She also gives practical advice on navigating negotiations with stockists like ASDA, Waitrose, and Coop, on making an impact with creative marketing strategies, when on a budget, and how to handle the ups and downs that are inherent to every startup journey. Connect with Celia Hodson:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/celiahodson/  Hey Girls  https://www.heygirls.co.uk/ About edventure:  edventure is a student-led pan-European accelerator, building startups through a semester-long program as well as running accelerator and incubators for universities to complement their enterprise offerings. We share key tools and resources, organize epic events, workshops, and talks with experts - in collaboration with our amazing partners. The edventure brief is a podcast hosted by edventure, in which we will be uploading new podcasts every week where we spotlight some of the world's leading start-up founders and VCs to talk about their journeys and experiences in the field. We will also be sharing short clips and excerpts from the podcasts!  Visit our website: edventure.vc Read some of our articles from The edventure blog: https://edventure.medium.com/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edventurevc Read some of our articles from The edventure blog: https://edventure.medium.com/
34:47
June 18, 2021
Key Lessons From a Successful Entrepreneur with Raya Bidshahri - EP. 10
In this episode, we sit with Raya Bidshahri, the founder of Awecademy and School of Humanity, an online high school with an interdisciplinary curriculum, where learners develop skills and mindsets by solving global challenges. Raya, who has been featured by BBC as one of the top 100 most influential women globally, shares with us the key lessons she learned throughout her entrepreneurial journey regarding what investors are looking for, how to build a solid founding team, challenges and opportunities of founding as a student, the importance of networking and many other valuable lessons!   Connect with Raya Bidshahri:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/rayabidshahri/  https://twitter.com/raya_bid  https://rayabidshahri.com/   The School of Humanity   https://sofhumanity.com/   About edventure:  edventure is a student-led pan-European accelerator, building startups through a semester-long program as well as running accelerator and incubators for universities to complement their enterprise offerings. We share key tools and resources, organize epic events, workshops, and talks with experts - in collaboration with our amazing partners. The edventure brief is a podcast hosted by edventure, in which we will be uploading new podcasts every week where we spotlight some of the world's leading start-up founders and VCs to talk about their journeys and experiences in the field. We will also be sharing short clips and excerpts from the podcasts!   Subscribe here for more of this content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTSaFDeV3NRED3IkJLtteSw?sub_confirmation=1   Connect with edventure:   Listen to our audio podcast on Spotify and Apple: https://anchor.fm/edventure  Visit our website: edventure.vc  Read some of our articles from The edventure blog: https://edventure.medium.com/  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edventurevc/  Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edventurevc  Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edventure-capital/  Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edventurevc  Edventure book recommendations   Start with why: https://amzn.to/3wMcYFs  Exponential organizations: https://amzn.to/34HesES  Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World: https://amzn.to/3pf0TWM  The Power of Habit: https://amzn.to/3vRwlNb  Venture Deals, Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist: https://amzn.to/34LGRtE  The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers: https://amzn.to/3vJzizn  The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail: https://amzn.to/2RiEBXt  The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses: https://amzn.to/3pf0TWM
41:53
June 4, 2021
Gareth Williams on Founding Skyscanner, Building an Innovative Team and What It Takes to Build a Unicorn - EP. 9
Welcome to the edventure brief, the podcast hosted by edventure, a pan-European student-run accelerator, and venture builder. In this episode, we sit with Gareth Williams, Founder of Skyscanner to gain insight into his journey to starting a metasearch engine and travel agency based in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe - we'll be uploading new podcasts every week where we spotlight some of the world's leading start-up founders and VCs to talk about their journeys and experiences in the field. Make sure to check out our website and follow us on our social media!
55:42
March 25, 2021
Jamie Macfarlane, CEO of Creator Fund, on University startup ecosystems, VCs & what lies in between - EP. 8
Welcome to the Edventure brief, the podcast hosted by Edventure, a pan-European student-run accelerator, and venture builder. In this episode, we sit with Jamie Macfarlane, the Founder and CEO of Creator Fund, and discuss how universities can become vibrant innovation and entrepreneurship hubs that foster burgeoning startup ecosystems. This potential can be realized if ecosystem stakeholders provide training, guidance, and resources to the early-stage innovators working to transform impactful inventions into scalable ventures. Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe - we'll be uploading new podcasts every week where we spotlight some of the world's leading start-up founders and VCs to talk about their journeys and experiences in the field. Make sure to check out our website and follow us on our social media!
34:03
March 6, 2021
Taylor Price (Tap Intuit) and Louise Truman (Leg Up Network) on juggling businesses and university, TikTok and the power of social media - EP. 7
Welcome to the edventure brief, the podcast hosted by edventure, a pan-European student-run accelerator, and venture builder.  In this episode, Louise Truman from Leg Up Network and Taylor Price from TAP Intuit join us to discuss the struggles of balancing university and businesses, how TikTok is shaping marketing strategies and the underlying power of social media.  Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe - we'll be uploading new podcasts every week where we spotlight some of the world's leading start-up founders and VCs to talk about their journeys and experiences in the field. Make sure to check out our website and follow us on our social media!
46:12
February 4, 2021
Nigel Eccles on his start-up journey, seasonal marketing & the US legal system - EP. 6
Welcome to The EdVenture Brief, the podcast hosted by the managing team of EdVenture, Scotland's first student-led accelerator.  In this episode, we sit down with Nigel Eccles, CEO and Co-founder of both Fanduel and Flick, where we discuss the transition of his start-up journey, different modes of strategy implementation, insight into his bittersweet experience with seasonal marketing, tackling the US legal system and more! He also shares his core beliefs on what attributes make a successful company and emphasises his tips on team-building.   Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe - we'll be uploading new podcasts every week where we spotlight some of the world's leading start-up founders and VCs to talk about their journeys and experiences in the field.
51:56
January 16, 2021
Investor pitches, characteristics of successful start-ups and the startup ecosystem nowadays, Steven Drost (CSO at CodeBase Scotland) - EP. 5
Welcome to The EdVenture Brief, the podcast hosted by the managing team of EdVenture, Scotland's first student-led accelerator. This week, we sit with Steven Drost, CSO of CodeBase and founder of Stipso Ltd., and talk about investor pitches, how they should look like and what to avoid! He also shares inspirational insights from his entrepreneurial journey outlining characteristics of successful startups as well as sharing his thoughts on the startup ecosystem nowadays! Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe - we'll be uploading new podcasts every week where we spotlight some of the world's leading start-up founders and VCs to talk about their journeys and experiences in the field.
57:43
December 19, 2020
Pivoting, Business Development and the Future of Fintech, Zaliia Gindullina (Head of Business Development at Kidbrooke AB) - EP. 4
In this episode, we sit down with Zaliia Gindullina, the head of Business Development at Kidbrooke AB, where we discuss the risk of strategic transformations such as Kidbrooke's journey of pivoting from a consulting model to software business, the regulatory difficulties that come with expansion, partnerships, competitive spaces and the uncertainties of Brexit on the FinTech industry and global markets at large.
41:01
November 3, 2020
How entrepreneurship can help in fighting pandemics like COVID, Dr. Bernard Olayo - EP. 3
In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Bernard Olayo, the founder of Hewatele, and discuss the good and bad effects that COVID has had on the business, the potential expansion of Hewatele into other parts of East Africa, and the importance of believing in your values and sticking to them when faced with challenges. This week, we sit down with Dr. Bernard Olayo, a renowned Kenyan physician and the Founder of Hewatele, where we discuss his 14 years of expertise in the public health sector. He discusses the challenges that especially came with Coronavirus, and how his company has made a crucial difference in tackling the disease in the African region. Dr. Olayo was also recently nominated ”Hero in the Field” by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.    Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe - we'll be uploading new podcasts every week where we spotlight some of the world's leading start-up founders and VCs to talk about their journeys and experiences in the field.
36:06
October 27, 2020
James Watt, Founder of Brewdog - Sustainable Entrepreneurship & How BrewDog Became Carbon Negative
In this episode, we sit down with James Watt, the co-founder and CEO of BrewDog, and discuss his journey of creating the unique company structure and culture BrewDog celebrates today, how they navigate an industry dominated by global behemoths, and how easy it was for he and his co-founder Martin Dickie to change their names to Elvis. We sit down with James Watt, the co-founder and CEO of BrewDog, and discuss his journey of creating the unique company structure and culture BrewDog celebrates today, how they navigate an industry dominated by global behemoths, and how easy it was for he and his co-founder Martin Dickie to change their names to Elvis.  Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe - we'll be uploading new podcasts every week where we spotlight some of the world's leading start-up founders and VCs to talk about their journeys and experiences in the field.
47:41
October 19, 2020
Meet edventure, the UK's first student-run hybrid accelerator and venture studio - EP.1
Welcome to The EdVenture Brief, the podcast hosted by the managing team of EdVenture, Scotland's first student-led accelerator. In this first episode, we talk about all things EdVenture - our founders, our ethos, our vision, and our exciting cohort and projects for our launch.   Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe - we'll be uploading new videos every week where we spotlight some of the world's leading start-up founders and VCs to talk about their journeys and experiences in the field.  
12:36
October 11, 2020