Serial entrepreneur Markus Thesleff

Meet Markus Thesleff, Co-Founder of Whissle Group – a Dubai-based full service boutique hospitality company. Thesleff was born in Finland, and lived in Sweden, the UK, the US, Argentina, Belgium, and Spain before relocating to Dubai where together with his business partner Ramzy Abdul-Majeed, he founded Whissle Group. Today, Thesleff and Abdul-Majeed are the master minds behind OKKUCielo Sky LoungeClaw BBQ and Riva to name a few.

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Dunn Vineyards

Since 1979, Randy Dunn and family have owned and operated Dunn Vineyards and Winery and continue to produce one of the best Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain and the Napa Valley.

Randy’s son, Mike Dunn, has been working at the winery full time since 1999, each year taking on more and more responsibilities. Today Mike is both Cellar Master and Assistant Winemaker at Dunn Vineyards. EFactor spoke with him about the benefits and disadvantages of running a family business, the reason why he left his job at the bike shop to join Dunn Vineyards, and what it takes to make it in the wine business nowadays.

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Distinctly Different

Even though he’s only 34 years old, he’s been registered at the Chamber of Commerce for over half his life. Bas van Exter is a born entrepreneur who registered his first company at age 16. In 2010, he founded the first version of his latest company Distinctly Different; an online store that sells luxurious services and products to today’s gentlemen.  

In the Business As Unusual interview series we go in depth with inspiring entrepreneurs from around the globe. What motivates them, how did they accomplish their successes and what business challenges keep them awake at night? Read and listen to what they have to say about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and most of all, what it takes to succeed.

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Wolfkraft

Wolfkraft is the latest venture of Amsterdam based media entrepreneurs Sem Chouikha and Tjakko Nuninga. Sem previously worked for various radio stations and has been a professional voice-over since 2004. Together with Tjakko, Sem recently founded creative campaign agency WolfKraft. With their bright and unique approach they’re looking to change the advertising business.

In the Business As Unusual interview series we go in depth with inspiring entrepreneurs from around the globe. What motivates them, how did they accomplish their successes and what business challenges keep them awake at night? Read what they have to say about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and most of all, what it takes to succeed.

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film jenkins

Creative entrepreneur Daron Jenkins shares his journey, he’s the founder of Scene PR, NYC Film & Finance and NY Film Loft. As a film enthusiast and avid entrepreneur, he is always looking for interesting people to connect with. 

In the Business As Unusual interview series we go in depth with inspiring entrepreneurs from around the globe. What motivates them, how did they accomplish their success and what business challenges keep them awake at night? Read what they have to say about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and most of all, what it takes to succeed.

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myoutspace

Meet Yuliana Topazly, Entrepreneur and Founder of My OutSpace Business Centre in the UK. After supporting start-ups and small businesses for the last 8 years, Yuliana identified the need for providing incubation space and support for entrepreneurs with children through her own experience as a new mom.

“There is so much talent out there hidden behind motherhood, which needs to be supported. Childcare should not be a barrier to a successful career as an entrepreneur.”

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Frans Associates

With 19 years of expertise in the legal field, Robert Frans has worked for years as a deputy civil law notary at various civil law notary offices and got quite experienced at dealing with local and international clients and transactions. Today, Robert is Owner and Legal Counsel at Frans & Associates, an independent, young but duly experienced commercially oriented law firm in Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean.

In the Business As Unusual interview series we go in depth with inspiring entrepreneurs from around the globe. What motivates them, how did they accomplish their success and what business challenges keep them awake at night? Read what they have to say about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and most of all, what it takes to succeed.

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spira

Rocket Hub thrives on entrepreneurs. And we want to help you connect with each other. In the Spotlight Series we highlight Rocket Hub members and their businesses. Read, learn and get in touch with Co-Founder and CEO Andy Krafsur of Spira Footwear.

Andy used to be Founding Partner of a twenty attorney law firm based in El Paso, Texas. He was Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. And he was a member of the panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the Western District of Texas. Now he owns his own footwear company.

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