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Hear from the Gen Z entrepreneurs who are changing the marketing game for good. Host Nick Gardner sits down with some of Gen Z's most influential leaders to discuss the future of marketing, what's top of mind for Gen Z, and much more.

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Hear from the Gen Z entrepreneurs who are changing the marketing game for good. Host Nick Gardner sits down with some of Gen Z's most influential leaders to discuss the future of marketing, what's top of mind for Gen Z, and much more.

    From Bullied to Business Owner, 18-year-old Beauty Entrepreneur Shares Her Journey

    From Bullied to Business Owner, 18-year-old Beauty Entrepreneur Shares Her Journey

    On this episode of the Gen ZEOs podcast, I'm joined by our youngest guest to date, 18-year-old Tania Speaks. Tania is the founder of Brow Boost, a company that she started when she was still in high school at just 15 years old. Brow Boost manufactures and distributes beauty/grooming products including their namesake eyebrow gel, and a beard grooming product for men. Tania is also a public speaker who shares her story of youth entrepreneurship and how starting her own business helped her overcome bullying. Today on the show, we'll be discussing Tania’s journey, her tips for young entrepreneurs, and a new rapid-fire Q&A segment to find out what's top of mind for Gen Z. For more episodes like this, visit www.adweek.com/genzeos

    • 17 min
    When Your App Gets Acquired by Squarespace: Tech Entrepreneur Andy McCune Talks Big Ideas

    When Your App Gets Acquired by Squarespace: Tech Entrepreneur Andy McCune Talks Big Ideas

    Just two years ago, Andy McCune co-founded the popular social stories template app Unfold, which has already amassed over 9 million monthly users including celebrities like Selena Gomez and Camila Cabello. The app was recently acquired by website platform Squarespace, where Andy is taking on the role of Head of Operations for Unfold. In this episode, we chat about Andy's story, the Squarespace acquisition, and how Unfold is partnering with brands like Tommy Hilfiger. We also discuss how brands can better leverage Instagram stories and how Gen Z is redefining the role of work. For more on Andy and to tell us what you think of the podcast with a quick survey, visit www.adweek.com/genzeos

    • 25 min
    Flighthouse's Jacob Pace On Monetizing Music And Mastering TikTok

    Flighthouse's Jacob Pace On Monetizing Music And Mastering TikTok

    At just 21 years old, Jacob Pace is the VP of Business Development at Create Music Group and the CEO of Flighthouse, the largest music curation profile on TikTok with more than 20 million followers, generating over one billion views per month. In this episode, we discuss Gen Z taking control of their own content, how brands can stay authentic on TikTok and the future of short-form content.

    For the latest from the series, visit adweek.com/genzeos.

    • 28 min
    Closca's Co-founder On Using Data and Design to Drive Sustainability

    Closca's Co-founder On Using Data and Design to Drive Sustainability

    Jorge Richardson credits most of his life to 'pure dumb luck.' But after talking to him, it's clear that while happenstance played a role in linking him up with Closca's founder Carlos Ferrando, he has both the skills and the passion to drive societal change. Closca is a sustainability design company that builds products focused on the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) with products like The Closca helmet and water bottle, both International Red Dot Design Award winners. But looking beyond the sleek, modern design, Jorge wants the products like the water bottle to be known for much more. At Cannes Lions this year, for example, Closca partnered with the festival, giving their water bottles to attendees with the goal of eliminating 150,000 plastic bottles during the event. On this episode, we'll hear Jorge's journey (which involves almost dying in an earthquake and meditating in Nepal) to a mission of sustainability. We'll also talk about designing for good, how to stand out in a crowded category and how to successfully collaborate with other brands.

    • 28 min
    How Brands Can Authentically Take On Social Causes To Appeal To Gen Z

    How Brands Can Authentically Take On Social Causes To Appeal To Gen Z

    At the age of just 14, Ziad Ahmed founded Redefy, an organization aimed at making schools and communities more inclusive. Three years later, JUV Consulting was born and Ziad has been on a mission to ensure Gen Z is not just talked about, but actually talked to when it comes to marketing. He's spoken at VidCon, TED, Duke, Stanford, and Columbia Universities, and has even been personally recognized by Barack Obama. On this episode, we talk about the importance of activism for Gen Z, Gen Z values, and how brands can authentically take on and support social causes.

    • 20 min
    This Gen Zer Is Out To De-stigmatize Menstruation, One Free Tampon At A Time

    This Gen Zer Is Out To De-stigmatize Menstruation, One Free Tampon At A Time

    Claire Coder started her first business, a promotional products company, at age 16 while still in high school. And after one year at the Ohio State University, she dropped out to pursue Aunt Flow, a full solution provider that stocks businesses and school bathrooms with organic tampons and pads. Aunt Flow recently closed a $1.5 million funding round and is stocked in hundreds of schools and businesses, including Google, Twitter and Princeton University. On this episode, we chat about mission-driven companies, B2B marketing, customer acquisition and Claire's experience as an entrepreneur.

    For highlights from this episode and the latest from the series, visit adweek.com/genzeos.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

DGriner57 ,

Great conversations and business idas

Love this podcast and learning about the companies these young entrepreneurs have launched. Nick's a great host, and it'll be fascinating to see where some of these guests end up.

alexmhutcheson ,

Brilliant host

The host clearly does his research - he’s always well prepared, and there’s rarely a dull moment.

Anginator ,

Awesome Host

Nick reminds me of a young Guy Raz. Upbeat and awesome questions. Love this podcast!

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