14 episodes

The young entrepreneur podcast that documents and deconstructs the experiences of driven individuals Making it Big: revealing what methods, mentalities and motivations they stand by.

Presented by two students on their very own mission to make something of their lives and navigate the world as young adults in the 21st century.

Learn more and stay up-to-date on our Instagram @makingitbigpodcast (www.instagram.com/makingitbigpodcast)

Making it Big Harry Ellis & Maya Raichoora

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

The young entrepreneur podcast that documents and deconstructs the experiences of driven individuals Making it Big: revealing what methods, mentalities and motivations they stand by.

Presented by two students on their very own mission to make something of their lives and navigate the world as young adults in the 21st century.

Learn more and stay up-to-date on our Instagram @makingitbigpodcast (www.instagram.com/makingitbigpodcast)

    #14: Sam Davies — freelancer, filmmaker & director: what it takes to chase the dream

    #14: Sam Davies — freelancer, filmmaker & director: what it takes to chase the dream

    In this episode, we are joined by Director and founder of Atlas Film Company — Samuel Davies (@davies_sam). Sam’s dream is to build Atlas and his personal brand to stand alongside the world’s greatest storytellers. We discuss his passion for filmmaking, how he overcame an intense burnout a couple of years back, and what it really takes to chase the dream. 

    Drawing on his own learnings, Sam shares with us some insightful and actionable advice for taking care during these uncertain times.

    See more content & follow us on our Instagram @makingitbigpodcast

    • 43 min
    #13: Hayley Bennett — race, diversity & inclusion: building values into your business from the start

    #13: Hayley Bennett — race, diversity & inclusion: building values into your business from the start

    In this episode, we are joined by the multi-award winning diversity and inclusion consultant, and passionate equality campaigner — Hayley Bennett (@hayleytvb). In response to her own first-hand experiences, Hayley has made it her mission to inspire individuals and organisations to adopt a more sustainable and inclusive outlook. We discuss what it takes to break the ice around race and diversity, distinguish between our business and personal values, and learn how we, as young entrepeneurs, are in the best position to start a company fit for our time.

    Listen to this episode to learn more about the concepts of race fluency, allyship and inclusive leadership, and how integrating these and other great values into your businesses will set you up for success.

    Also check out Startups Magazine's latest issue 'Women in Tech' at www.startupsmagazine.co.uk, and find their podcast 'The Cereal Entrepreneur' wherever you get your podcasts!

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    • 35 min
    #12: Alfie Laurence — The Accidental Entrepreneur: founding a travel business at university, aged 23

    #12: Alfie Laurence — The Accidental Entrepreneur: founding a travel business at university, aged 23

    In this episode, we are joined by the recent Bristol graduate and founder of Student Travel Tips — Alfie Laurence (@alfielaurence1). Inspired by his own year abroad, Alfie is on a mission to support other students who are living, studying and working abroad.  We discuss Alfie's journey, including how he 'fell into entrepreneurship', the importance of making the most of resources around you and why doing one thing well can get you far in life. 

    Listen to this episode to hear an honest insight into the realities of becoming a young entrepreneur in the 21st century.

    UPDATE: A massive congratulations to Alfie for taking 1st place in the Santander Universities' Emerging Entrepreneurs Challenge and raising over £11,000!

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    • 36 min
    #11: James Marshall-Baquedano — role modelling: challenging stigma & transforming the model industry

    #11: James Marshall-Baquedano — role modelling: challenging stigma & transforming the model industry

    In this episode, we are joined by the model and co-founder of Able Model Management — James Marshall-Baquedano (@jamesmb73). Drawing on his creative background and inspired by his own modelling experiences, James is determined to disrupt the industry by instilling one key concept - “fashion is for everyone”. We discuss how he got started, the wider issues of representation and inclusivity in the media, as well as the transition from a 'good-will project' to a sustainable social enterprise.

    Stay tuned to hear some incredible stories and behind the scenes of what it's like to shift change in such an established industry.

    Check out some of his work & follow us on our Instagram @makingitbigpodcast

    • 32 min
    #10: Cassa Jackson — finding a creative output, building a personal brand, artist or entrepreneur?

    #10: Cassa Jackson — finding a creative output, building a personal brand, artist or entrepreneur?

    To celebrate our 10th episode, we are joined by and have an exclusive performance from the 22-year-old singer/songwriter — Cassa Jackson (@cassajackson). Not only is Cassa a full-time student at the University of Bristol, she is also Making it Big in the music industry, having performed at Wembley Arena, Colour Day Festival and supported the Jackson’s on tour last year! In this episode, we talk to Cassa about building an authentic personal brand, the importance of finding a creative output and why mindset is everything when it comes to competitive industries.

    Join us for this extra special episode where we get an *exclusive preview* of her brand new single, Borderline (Releasing on 25th Sept 2020).

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    • 39 min
    #9: Harry Beard — Gen Z: 'the generation of opportunity', starting young & embracing failure

    #9: Harry Beard — Gen Z: 'the generation of opportunity', starting young & embracing failure

    In this episode, we are joined by the co-founder of Future Labs and Prospect 100 — Harry Beard (@harryckb, www.prospect100.com). Not only has Harry given a profound TEDx talk on the topic of Generation Z, he is actively working on new projects and competitions to help empower and inspire the next generation. We talk to Harry about where his motivation to support young people has come from, why Gen Z are living in a 'time of opportunity' and some of the practical things we can all do that can help us pursue our passions.  

    Check out this episode to get some great advice on dealing with failure, starting out young and creating your own luck. 

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

RayRayRaye ,

So much potential, excited to listen to more

Just started to listen to this podcast today but I am looking forward to listening to it more! Really interesting topics covered and in depth interviews

Alex.Robbo ,

Alex Robinson

Really helpful and insightful podcast for the younger generation. As a uni student going into 2nd year in Bristol it is really refreshing to have people to listen to about experiences and their own ideas for the future whilst being lighthearted and funny. Check it out if you haven’t already!

livi1602 ,

Insightful and relatable

Great range of topics that spark conversation - Ideas are clearly explained making it a pleasant listen in any situation!

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