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Comptoir Libanais: Tony Kitous20190703

Kamal Ahmed and Rohan Silva lift the lid on the realities of starting your own business.

Unfiltered, revealing interviews with pioneering entrepreneurs.

Deepmind's Demis Hassabis20190702

Rohan and Kamal talk to artificial intelligence expert, neuroscientist and entrepreneur Demis Hassabis. A former chess child prodigy, Demis is chief executive of DeepMind, the artificial intelligence business bought by Google for £400m only three years after it had started. But previously Demis had another company, which had failed. In this podcast he talks about lessons learnt from that experience, the dangers of being over idealistic, burnout and knowing when to cut your losses.

Kamal Ahmed and Rohan Silva lift the lid on the realities of starting your own business.

Unfiltered, revealing interviews with pioneering entrepreneurs.

Mumsnet: Justine Roberts20190704
Surinder Arora20190705

At the age of 11, Surinder Arora was living at home in Punjab, India. He had fallen in with a bad crowd and moved to England to live with who his aunt and uncle, only to learn they were not who he thought. He tells Kamal and Rohan the remarkable story of how he built up an empire of hotel and property assets.

Kamal Ahmed and Rohan Silva lift the lid on the realities of starting your own business.

Unfiltered, revealing interviews with pioneering entrepreneurs.

01The Cambridge Satchel Company's Julie Deane20190701

Julie Deane started The Cambridge Satchel Company at her kitchen table with £600. Ten years on the company sells 10,000 bags a month. But getting to this point hasn’t been easy. She talks to Kamal and Rohan about having to fire her manufacturer whilst orders piled up and how pressure from venture capitalists nearly brought her company under.

Kamal Ahmed and Rohan Silva lift the lid on the realities of starting up a business.

Unfiltered, revealing interviews with pioneering entrepreneurs.

Julie Deane started The Cambridge Satchel Company at her kitchen table with £600. Ten years on the company sells 10,000 bags a month. But getting to this point hasn’t been easy. She talks to Kamal and Rohan about having to fire her manufacturer whilst orders piled up and how pressure from venture capitalists nearly brought her company under.

Kamal Ahmed and Rohan Silva lift the lid on the realities of starting up a business.

Unfiltered, revealing interviews with pioneering entrepreneurs.

02Deepmind's Demis Hassabis20190702

Rohan and Kamal talk to artificial intelligence expert, neuroscientist and entrepreneur Demis Hassabis. A former chess child prodigy, Demis is chief executive of DeepMind, the artificial intelligence business bought by Google for £400m only three years after it had started. But previously Demis had another company, which had failed. In this podcast he talks about lessons learnt from that experience, the dangers of being over idealistic, burnout and knowing when to cut your losses.

Kamal Ahmed and Rohan Silva lift the lid on the realities of starting your own business.

Unfiltered, revealing interviews with pioneering entrepreneurs.

03Comptoir Libanais: Tony Kitous20190703

Kamal Ahmed and Rohan Silva lift the lid on the realities of starting your own business.

Unfiltered, revealing interviews with pioneering entrepreneurs.

04Mumsnet: Justine Roberts20190704
05Surinder Arora20190705

At the age of 11, Surinder Arora was living at home in Punjab, India. He had fallen in with a bad crowd and moved to England to live with who his aunt and uncle, only to learn they were not who he thought. He tells Kamal and Rohan the remarkable story of how he built up an empire of hotel and property assets.

Kamal Ahmed and Rohan Silva lift the lid on the realities of starting your own business.

Unfiltered, revealing interviews with pioneering entrepreneurs.