Ichpig: "Keep it lean and mean"

Part two of our two part podcast with Nate. 

Ichpig is a modern day street wear brand that is fully manufactured in Melbourne.

Nate created Ichpig with his younger brother in 2010 when they started hustling out of their mother's garage. Nate's passion began when he was crocheting beanies himself in Japan which later lead him onto sewing garments and sourcing materials locally in Melbourne. Since then, Ichpig has grown nationwide but keeps to their manufacturing and designing roots in Melbourne.

Part two of this interview Nate shares with us the greatest challenges he has faced since starting his business, the multiple roles within his team and tips for aspiring ecommerce owners. 

Music by Sakotodan (soundcloud.com/sakotodan)

Ichpig: "A relentless progression fuelled by one's own hunger."

Part one of our two part podcast with Nate. 

Ichpig is a modern day street wear brand that is fully manufactured in Melbourne.

Nate created Ichpig with his younger brother in 2010 when they started hustling out of their mother's garage. Nate's passion began when he was crocheting beanies himself in Japan which later lead him onto sewing garments and sourcing materials locally in Melbourne. Since then, Ichpig has grown nationwide but keeps to their manufacturing and designing roots in Melbourne.

Part one of this interview gives insight into how Ichpig is an embodiment of Nate's work ethic, the harsh reality of the ecommerce clothing industry and Nate's opinion on creating a business with family members.

Music by Sakotodan (soundcloud.com/sakotodan)

My Green World: 18 International partnerships that make sense

Part two of our two part podcast with Natalie. 

Natalie studied a master in International Relations at Melbourne University and has worked in multiple areas ranging from journalism to marketing. Her passion project quickly took up more of her time and has now transformed into something so much more. My Green World is a youth based social enterprise that focuses on raising the profile of wildlife and environmental issues. Natalie's impactful work has been mentioned in multiple international publications including Australian Geographic and The Huffington Post.

Part two of this interview gives insight into Natalie’s chaotic life, her journey partnering with 18 international partnerships and also the importance of applying business models into social initiatives.

Music by Sakotodan (soundcloud.com/sakotodan)

My Green World: Invest to make an impact, Invest in yourself

Part one of our two part podcast with Natalie. 

Natalie studied a master in International Relations at Melbourne University and has worked in multiple areas ranging from journalism to marketing. Her passion project quickly took up more of her time and has now transformed into something so much more. My Green World is a youth based social enterprise that focuses on raising the profile of wildlife and environmental issues. Natalie's impactful work has been mentioned in multiple international publications including Australian Geographic and The Huffington Post.

Part one of this interview explores Natalie's journey and emotions from selling her car and using all of her personal savings to bootstrap My Green World. As well as her experience growing a business in an extremely crowded with members that share the same passion and values. 

Music by Sakotodan (soundcloud.com/sakotodan)

Manuko: The power of creativity with no restraints

Part two of our two part podcast with Mathew. 

Mathew studied international business and worked in Ernest and Young, one of the largest accounting firms in the world. This is where he was offered a full-time position that he declined after feeling 99% of his abilities weren't been utilised. He started Manuko once he got back to Australia after traveling around the world. Manuko is a Melbourne based business that creates organic treats that are both healthy and delicious.

In part two of this episode, Mathew highlights the difficulties with creating organic food products by himself, the processes he went through to getting his initial customers, and how the perception of organic food has changed overtime.

Music by Sakotodan (soundcloud.com/sakotodan)

Manuko: Screw a CV, I want to live life

Part one of our two part podcast with Mathew. 

Mathew studied international business and worked in Ernest and Young, one of the largest accounting firms in the world. This is where he was offered a full-time position that he declined after feeling 99% of his abilities weren't been utilised. He started Manuko once he got back to Australia after traveling around the world. Manuko is a Melbourne based business that creates organic treats that are both healthy and delicious.

In part one of this episode, Mathew details what prompted him to leave his corporate job at one of the big four accounting firms, his life before starting Manuko, and the global mindset he has developed through backpacking around the world.

Music by Sakotodan (soundcloud.com/sakotodan)

Creative Cubes: Start-ups are marathons not sprints

Part two of our two part podcast with Tobi. 

Tobi is the founder of Creative Cubes and is a seasoned entrepreneur. Creative Cubes is a collaborative community with workspaces & services that provide a platform for entrepreneurs at all different stages an opportunity to build their business!

In part two of this episode we speak to Tobi about his motivation behind Creative Cubes, the biggest challenges he has faced as an entrepreneur and his opinion on doing business with family and friends.

Music by Sakotodan (soundcloud.com/sakotodan)

Creative Cubes : Learnings from a seasoned entrepreneur

Part one of our two part podcast with Tobi. 

Tobi is the founder of Creative Cubes and is a seasoned entrepreneur. Creative Cubes is a collaborative community with workspaces & services that provide a platform for entrepreneurs at all different stages an opportunity to build their business!

In part one of this episode we speak to Tobi in detail about his initial startup journey, how he's adopted learnings from PetLoo and what inspired him to become an entrepreneur. 

Music by Sakotodan (soundcloud.com/sakotodan)