Diversity All Star

Diversity All Star

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Educating, celebrating & connecting aspiring entrepreneurs from all backgrounds
#034 Shea Island Founders Talk Sales & Logistics of Beauty Products
Jan 17 • 73 min
Jamie and Rachel, are the dream team and power couple behind Shea Island, a brand that specialises in natural shea butter and African Black Soap. In todays episode you will learn how to deal with negativity and adversity from those closet to you, how to…
#033 Journey Two The Top Founders Share Their Social Media Secrets
Sep 6, 2017
Lara & Dapo are an entrepreneurial couple and the founders of “Journey Two The Top”, a Vlog in which they document their growth as individuals and as a couple, while also sharing some of their struggles and advice. Lara is the Cofounder of Fashion SOS &…
#032 Knowing Your Niche With Matchmaking Entrepreneur Aneeka Patel
Aug 9, 2017
Aneeka Patel is the founder, chief matchmaker and dating expert behind Project 143, an elite matchmaking agency that specialises in handpicked introductions for hopeful romantic South Asian professionals. In this episode, you will learn how being able to…
#031 Getting The Sales Pitch Right With Cosmetics Entrepreneur Stevie Newman
Aug 2, 2017
Stevie Newman is the founder of C.A.K.E Cosmetics, a makeup brand designed for ladies with Indian, Caribbean and African skin tones. C.A.K.E has made it their mission to offer women with darker skin tones an affordable option when it comes to cosmetics.…
#030 Starting A Business During A Recession With Restaurateur Carlington Clarke
Jul 26, 2017
Carlington Clarke is the entrepreneur, Head Chef and co-founder of Pumpkin Jerk Grill, an award-nominated take-away restaurant offering authentic Caribbean cuisine. Carlington has over 20 years of cooking experience and has been involved in a number of…
#029 Getting Customers Before You’ve Even Launched With Hannah Mcduffus
Jul 19, 2017
Hannah Mcduffus is the founder of BedNBreakfasttt, a unique breakfast delivery service, currently covering South East London and East London. They deliver piping hot breakfasts to homes and workplaces across London. An idea born from Hannahs time living…
#028 Finding Investors For Your Business Idea With Varga Moshtagh
Jul 12, 2017
Varga Moshtagh, is the CEO and founder of Podmosphere, a Podcast-database for listeners, creators and sponsors. Through collecting podcast information, Podmosphere helps Podcasters to be a part of a podcast community that lets you find new listeners and…
#027 Turning A Side Hustle Into An Inspirational Cake Business with Nastassja Lusengo
Jul 5, 2017
Nastassja Lusengo, is the creative director, entrepreneur, and sugarcraft specialist behind The Indulgent Sugar Plum, a concept bakery that creates cakes that inspire conversation, special moments and memories. Nastassja draws from many creative…
#026 How the Princes Trust can help your business grow with La’tifah Atkinson-Campbell
Jun 28, 2017
La’tifah Atkinson-Campbell, is a Prince’s Trust Young Ambassador and the founder of Bake That Cake, a company specialising in bespoke sculpted cakes. With over seven years experience in the Cake Industry, La’tifah has made cakes for many high profile…
#025 How To Be A Great Presenter When You Represent Your Brand On YouTube with Esther Alade
May 31, 2017
Esther Alade is the host of Corporate Afrika, a brand developed to provide a platform for Businesses, Products, and Entrepreneurs to interact and access the growing African Consumers and Businesses that have an interest in Africa or the UK. It provides a…
#024: Making An App Without Knowing How To Code, With Adrian and Alexander Bulley
May 24, 2017
Adrian and Alexander Bulley are the founders of Weqool, a social fitness app that helps you get fit, by working out with friends online. They aim to reinvent the concept of online fitness by making exercise more fun, engaging and social, regardless of…
#023: Sabrina Campbell Talks Winning In Catering With Instagram
May 19, 2017
Sabrina Campbell is the founder of Nina’s Kitchen, a catering and events company that provides beautifully home cooked English, Caribbean & Nigerian dishes for a number of catering services. From personal chef services to corporate Lunches, Team Building…
#022: Growing a Luxury Brand With Chocolate Entrepreneurs, Lois & Michela Wilson
May 18, 2017
Lois Wilson & Michela Wilson are both sisters and co-founders of Saint Aymes, a brand with a mission to make every moment beautiful, by creating luxury, enchanting artisan chocolates, that are hand painted with 23ct gold, enriched with opulent colour and…
#021: Launching a Food Startup With Coconut Chilli Founder & Boss Lady, Navina Bartlett
May 11, 2017
Navina Bartlett is an ethical food entrepreneur and Boss Lady of Coconut Chilli, a start-up food business that manufactures healthy and inventive South Indian microwaveable meal pots in the UK. Navina has extensive knowledge of the food industry, having…
#020: Helping Your Child To Start Their Own Mini Business With Nadu Placca
Apr 14, 2017
Nadu Placca is an entrepreneurial mum and founder of NP Presents, an international creative events agency, that specialises in Event Management, Experiences and Training. Nadu’s determination to succeed, has seen her manage events at many notable venues…
#019: Entrepreneur Filmmaker Sebastian Thiel Talks YouTube, Leverage & Accountability
Apr 13, 2017
Sebastian Thiel is an Award Winning Filmmaker & Digital Social Entrepreneur and founder of Upshot Entertainment, a Film production company. Thiel has featured on TEDx Talks, was listed in the Top 25 Under 25 most influential Londoners by Evening Standard,…
#018: Coping With Business Pressure & Bouncing Back From Depression With Linda Mbagwu
Apr 6, 2017
Linda Mbagwu started her own business at the age of 25 whilst homeless and living in her car and in less than 5 years grew it to a multi million-pound business. She experienced a brief 3-month spout of depression, which included failed suicide attempts,…
#017: Danielle McDonald Shares How Transparency Helps to Build an Authentic Brand Story
Mar 31, 2017
Danielle McDonald is The Clarity Architect and Founder of Brands of Colour. She is dedicated to helping individuals gain clarity, develop the right mindset and take action for results. Danielle is known as “The Clarity Architect” for being on-target,…
#016: How Small Businesses Can Compete With Larger Brands, with Bola Yusuff
Mar 29, 2017
Bola Yusuff is the founder of International Tax Search, a recruitment company that specialises in the search of high calibre U.S. International Tax professionals across North America and Europe. Clients include Big 4 Firms, Boutique CPA Firms and…
#015: Ethical Beauty Entrepreneur, Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe Shares Her Premare Skincare Journey
Mar 24, 2017 • 65 min
Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe is a multi-awarded ethical beauty entrepreneur and founder of Premae Skincare, the world’s first 100% allergen-friendly beauty brand, first originating from her kitchen in North London. Clare has won 16 Awards in four years,…
#014: Uptown Yardie Founders Share Their Kickstarter Journey
Mar 22, 2017 • 63 min
Rohan Clarke & Natasha Clarke are the founders of Uptown Yardie, a British company inspired by Jamaican heritage, selling a lifestyle, captured through shoes for men and women. Inspired by a Bob Marley quotation ‘me ah bring downtown uptown’, meaning he…
#013: Ade Bamgbala Shares The Foundations Of His Blacticulate Podcast Movement
Mar 1, 2017 • 59 min
Ade Bamgbala is a digital marketer, public speaker and the founder of Blacticulate, a podcast series that features UK Black professionals, with the mission of finding out HOW their guests do what they do. Why? So you can, too. In this episode you will…
#012: Dean Carby Talks Being An Entrepreneur In The Events Industry
Feb 11, 2017 • 71 min
Dean Carby is the founder of VNV Live, an innovative live events company specialising in professional audio, lighting and staging services for private, public & corporate events. Covering a range of events including corporate conferences, club nights,…
#011: Sebastian Francis Talks Success With eLearning
Feb 4, 2017 • 53 min
Sebastian Francis is the Co-Founder of Titus Learning, a tech company that provides bespoke virtual learning environment solutions and more, to International Schools around the globe. Seb is also a Virgin StartUp Ambassador. In this episode, you will…
#010: Interview With Bespoke Suit Tailors Morts & More
Jan 28, 2017 • 67 min
Morts & More have spent years sourcing the best fabric and finest tailors and creating from scratch, perfectly fitted and designed suits and shirts, bespoke for their clients’ needs. Morts & More aim to be the go to tailor for the style conscious…
#009: Business Ethics With William Adoasi, Founder of Vitae London
Jan 21, 2017 • 50 min
William Adoasi is the founder of Vitae London, a watch brand based in London, that has strong ethical values at its core. For every watch purchased, Vitae London helps children in sub-Saharan Africa with their education. In this episode you will learn,…
#008: Black Gent Grooming Entrepreneurs, Aaron Wallace & Lina Gadi
Jan 13, 2017 • 52 min
Aaron Wallace and Lina Gadi are the entrepreneurs behind Shear & Shine, a business that aims to cater to black men in all things related to beard, skin and Afro Caribbean hair care. In this episode, we learn why too many ideas can be bad for your…
#007: Authorpreneur & Kickstarter Tips From Marisha Pink
Jan 5, 2017 • 63 min
Marisha Pink is a published author, entrepreneur and independent marketing professional with over 8+ years experience in branding and marketing strategy. In this episode, we learn why it is important to be an author and an entrepreneur, what goes into a…
#006: Rui Daniel Jaime Talks Opening A Restaurant
Dec 22, 2016 • 60 min
Rui Daniel Jamie is the founder of Jerks’, an authentic Afro-Caribbean franchise which is scheduled to open during the summer of 2017. In the first of two podcasts, we catch up with Daniel during the grass root stages of his business, to learn more about…
#005: Growth & Sales Advice From Entrepreneurial Mum, Darcy Ida
Dec 15, 2016 • 57 min
Darcy Ida is the successful founder of Ida Pod, a supplier of professional high end photo booth hire for all occasions. She is also a Virgin Ambassador & therefore working along the Virgin Start Up Division to raise awareness about starting a business. In…
#004: “You can’t be afraid to fail” Interview with Caroline McQueen
Dec 8, 2016
Caroline McQueen is a Personal Image & Brand Consultant from London. She’s also the chief provocateur at Industry Avenue. As a branding expert and former model, She’s spent over 10 years working in front and behind the camera, for some of the world’s…
#003: “You can’t try to solve everything” Advice from Tobi Oludayomi
Nov 29, 2016
Tobi Oludayomi is the co-founder of Studio 14, a motivational speaker and mentor for young people starting out in business. Are you interested in doing business in Africa? In this episode, Tobi shares his experience on working in both the UK & Nigeria.…
#002: “Quit your job” life lessons with Luti Fagbenle
Nov 29, 2016
Luti Fagbenle is an established entrepreneur and the founder of Luti Media, an award winning, BAFTA nominated production company, based in London & LA. Check the show notes for resources, notes, and links from the show.
#001: An Introduction to the Podcast
Nov 29, 2016
An introduction to the IntelliPink Podcast, where we aim to educate, empower, celebrate entrepreneurs, from racially or culturally diverse backgrounds. (Note: the name has changed from “Minority Entrepreneurship 101” to “Diversity All Star”)