Gigapod is a podcast which explores exciting business models within the sharing, gig and circular economies. We meet with founders and operators, on how they achieve growth, whilst they responsibly scale.
Over the last decade Adrian started a creative agency, and then a digital-first recruitment agency. This passion morphed into Gigway, which is a Stockholm based platform, which matches creatives with companies. In this episode Adrian shares his journey, his thoughts on what's next, and what the future of work could hold.
Marianne Olsson, Gig expert and Strategic Advisor, shares her thoughts on the impact of the Corona virus on gig work and the potential opportunities that can result as part of the upheaval. She also talks about her perspective on the future of work and how all workers could be seen as gig workers.
If you're not familiar with Marianne yet, she is a published author with 10 books, mostly focusing within the Gig economy. Marianne describes herself as a Gig worker at heart and has run her own business since 2001. If you want to find out more about her visit https://konsultboken.se/
Glen Hodgson joins us for episode 5, as he shares his views on the platform economy. Glen shares why it's important that we work together to create a positive framework for the future, so it's beneficial for society, businesses, and for the individual.
Glen will be hosting an event in Stockholm on March 4th, so if you're interested in learning more be sure to sign up here.
In this episode we meet with the inspirational Ola Lowden, Founder and CEO of Omocom. Ola and his team take a novel approach to insurance for the sharing and circular economy; the market gap was identified when he worked as a Legal Advisor for the Swedish National Board od Trade. There he realised their was a lack of insurance products addressing the growing need in the changing economy. Join us as we hear how his team has tackled this issue as they continue to grow.
In this episode we meet Alexander Engl from ihopa, a Swedish based platform for co-sharing items. He shares the story of how we came up with the idea for ihopa; how they've pivoted, and how non-linear sales processes are positive for the future of business. Alexander also shares his top tips for scaling in this not to be missed episode!
To find out more about ihopa go to ihopa.com
Did you know that fashion is the second most polluting industry after oil and gas? 100 billion pieces of clothing are produced every year, with 60% ending up incinerated or in a landfill? Sellpy is on mission to improve usage of existing fashion pieces, and to essentially counteract waste, by offering a platform to easily enable upcycling. In this episode we meet with with Gustav Wessman, CMO and Partner of Sellpy about their growth, journey and what they're trying to achieve.
"In the transportation sector, it is 97% men" shares our first guest, Maria Folkesson. Maria is on a mission to create the world's first electric-pod-sharing subscription, that is driven by women for women.
The concept was built from her own personal story and something many, I am sure, can relate to. Not only is Maria trying to improve diversity in the transportation sector in an environmentally friendly way, she's also creating a business she plans to scale across Europe. Listen as she shares her story, as a founder, and as a responsible business owner on her journey towards growth.