By Sharena Shiv

Welcome to the START UP. START NOW. podcast with your host Sharena Shiv. START UP. START NOW. publishes a new episode EVERY WEEK, showcasing the journeys of inspirational entrepreneurs, side hustlers and their mentors. We discuss their successes, challenges and how they overcame setbacks. Focusing mainly on what they wish they had known when starting out. The podcast aims to give aspiring entrepreneurs the confidence to START UP. and START NOW. by showcasing real and relatable entrepreneurs. After all, seeing is believing! Join the conversation using #startupstartnow and tagging us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Don't forget to leave a review as it really helps us reach those who need it and allows us to get the best guests for you! Connect with START UP. START NOW. and to nominate a guest please visit: To connect with Sharena Shiv please visit:

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    #21: Hospitality startup plans to take on Britain’s ‘Big Three’ food delivery apps with Chris McColl (Founder of Gravyy)
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    #20: UK's first design-led smart tech lighting challenger brand with Alisha Zhang (Founder of Accio Homes)
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    #19: Manufacturing sustainable upcycled bags from discarded lorry curtains with Mat Dusting (Founder of M-24 & GPOWERUK)
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    #18: Creating a fast-growing disruptive jewellery brand with Connie Nam (Founder & CEO of Astrid & Miyu)
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    #17: Innovating in Mental health: addressing burnout (Calvin Benton, founder of Spill)
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    #16: Supporting early-stage entrepreneurs in developing regions worldwide (Co-founder of Enterprise Academy and Investor in Residence for Google Startups, Anthony Catt)
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    #15: Birmingham DJ working on the frontline as a NHS junior doctor (Creator of NHsessions with Kishan Bodalia)
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    #14: Transitioning from corporate to start up mode with Harry Young (Co-Founder of Airhead)

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