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You’ve reached the talktank - the official podcast of the LSE Entrepreneur Society. We delve into the minds of those who think, live, and breathe outside the box, by interviewing thought-leaders about their work, experiences and stories they've collected along the way. Through our three series called "Beyond Profit", "Artistpreneurs" and "Bits and Bytes" we explore diverse areas including social entrepreneurship, the creative arts and technology. Our aim is to expose our audience to diverse perspectives and inspire the next generation of change-makers.

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You’ve reached the talktank - the official podcast of the LSE Entrepreneur Society. We delve into the minds of those who think, live, and breathe outside the box, by interviewing thought-leaders about their work, experiences and stories they've collected along the way. Through our three series called "Beyond Profit", "Artistpreneurs" and "Bits and Bytes" we explore diverse areas including social entrepreneurship, the creative arts and technology. Our aim is to expose our audience to diverse perspectives and inspire the next generation of change-makers.

    Penny Martin - ladies and gentlewomen

    Penny Martin - ladies and gentlewomen

    The Artistpreneurs Series - Penny Martin

    Hosted by Esther de Jongh

    Today’s guest is Penny Martin, Editor in Chief of The Gentlewoman, a biannual women’s magazine with style, character and purpose.

    Penny originally started her career in academia with a background in art history and museum studies, but the world of curating soon swept her away. Fast forward to 2009, when she was approached to co-create The Gentlewoman, which has just printed its 23rd issue starring Scarlett Johansson and Stella McCartney. Tune in for an open conversation on redesigning an entire magazine from scratch twice a year, staying authentic through turbulent yet undaring times, and why significant moments always involve drinks and dancing. Thank you Penny!

    Tune in to find out more! 🎧🎙

    Special thanks to Rho Mezon and Konrad Dabrowski for sharing their music.

    • 42 min
    Torsten Schreiber - unf*ck the world

    Torsten Schreiber - unf*ck the world

    The Beyond Profit Series - Torsten Schreiber

    Hosted by Julian Kirschner

    This week we are excited to introduce Torsten Schreiber, serial social entrepreneur and climate activist. In 2014, he co-founded Africa GreenTec, the company that brings sustainable green energy to rural areas in Africa, creating opportunities for businesses to flourish while reducing the need for Diesel power plants.

    Torsten joins us from Chad, where he is currently working with the UNHCR and local authorities on the electrification of African regions ⚡️

    Tune into our fascinating conversation about social impact , the incredible experiences from Torsten’s projects in Africa, and how to make the world a greener place! 🌿🎧

    Special thanks to Konrad Dabrowski for editing this episode and to Rho Mezon for sharing his music “In the Mist”.

    • 43 min
    Jamie Crummie - too good to go's magic

    Jamie Crummie - too good to go's magic

    The Bits & Bytes Series - Jamie Crummie

    Hosted by Tina Soh

    This week we take you on board to fight food waste with us. You will listen to the story of Jamie Crummie, entrepreneur, waste warrior and industry leader, who empowers others to make the world a better place. 💫

    Jamie Crummie is the co-founder of Too Good To Go, the world’s leading marketplace for surplus food. The free app connects food outlets and retailers with surplus food to consumers who get delicious food while also doing their bit for the planet - a win-win. Jamie was part of Forbes 30 under 30 in 2019 and was Young Entrepreneur of  the Year in 2020, so we can safely predict he’ll be continuing his impressive work in 2021. 🚀

    Tune in to find out more! 🎧🎙

    Check out Too Good To Go:

    https://toogoodtogo.org/en

    Special thanks to Konrad Dabrowski for producing this episode and  many thanks to Rho Mezon and Milky Day for sharing their music “In the  Mist” and “Pink Yellow Rain”.

    • 39 min
    Ben Beal - music makes you smile :)

    Ben Beal - music makes you smile :)

    The Artistpreneurs Series - Ben Beal

    Hosted by Jessica Ge

    Featured on every lo-fi study playlist you jam to, when you think 22-year-old NYC rapper, you don’t envision the laid-back, jazzy lo-fi hip hop artist Ben Beal. Ben Beal, who boasts 65 million worldwide listeners and a viral TikTok hit on his song Smile, lived your typical college life but always had a deep-rooted passion for music. 🎵🎤 If you’ve ever felt pulled into the corporate life of your peers, but you also hear a creative calling ☎️, this episode is for you. Hear how Ben Beal broke into the music scene and turned his passions into a business by co-founding the record label, Birdhouse. 🦉

    Embodying the Artistpreneurs title quite literally, you might wanna strap in...

    Check out Ben Beal! 🙇🏻‍♂️

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0CTpeTOAvzc1FOlPj4uYWV?si=_cUBNm13SvO3NYN-r8cgIA

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/imbenbeal/

    Special thanks to Konrad Dabrowski for help producing this episode and to Ben Beal for sharing his song “Smile”.

    • 45 min
    Lola Lafia - exploring space(s)

    Lola Lafia - exploring space(s)

    The Bits & Bytes Series - Lola Lafia

    Hosted by Alki Giavridis

    Today's guest is the extraordinary Lola Lafia, who studies Computer Science and Architecture at Columbia but took a year off from university to co-found Schefs. ✨

    Schefs is a mission-driven platform that invites university students from all around the world to lead and join themed conversations on diverse topics, from astrophysics, to music, philosophy and what the world will look like in 300 years🚀🎸. It is a new space for casual, organic and real-time discussion amongst people that may have never even met. In this way, Schefs pushes up against passive and shallow interactions on existing social networks and knocks down barriers to knowledge and ideas. Schefs has hosted over 350 events with nearly 1,000 students from over 90 global universities.

    We talk to Lola about everything from the power of platforms, to performance art, the meaning of success, and imaginary cities. She shares the story behind the birth of Schefs as well as its unique name.

    Tune in to find out more! 🎧🎙

    Check out Schefs:

    https://schefs.us/

    Special thanks to Konrad Dabrowski for producing this episode and many thanks to Rho Mezon and Milky Day for sharing their music “In the Mist” and “Pink Yellow Rain”.

    • 44 min
    Nassia Matsa - a model, writer, and raver walks into a bar

    Nassia Matsa - a model, writer, and raver walks into a bar

    The Women of LSE Series - Nassia Matsa

    Hosted by Alki Giavridis

    Today’s episode is part of our ‘Women of LSE’ mini-series, a collaboration with the LSE SU Women in Business Society dedicated to the insights of women alumnae who are making waves in their respective fields 🦸‍♀️💥

    This week we celebrate Nassia Matsa, a London-based journalist/model with published work in the Financial Times, WIRED, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and many other high-profile publications👔👠.

    When she’s not writing about culture, tech, and fashion, Nassia works as a hugely successful model. She’s been featured in Vogue, worked for Christian Louboutin and even became a video game avatar for Balenciaga !✨

    She shares with us the secret to unlimited confidence (just pretend you’re a mediocre white man), and teaches us how to curate a unique way of working, if we’re not sold on the “British Dream” of nine-to-five jobs and endless mortgage payments. We also dive into her international career as a model, which is not always as effortlessly glamorous as it seems...

    We are certain that you will be just as inspired by Nassia’s journey as we were ! 🎧💥

    Special thanks to Rho Mezon and Konrad Dabrowski for sharing their music.

    • 38 min

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