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The Venture

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The real adventures behind pioneering businesses, from the people who lived them. Brought to you by Virgin Atlantic and Gimlet Creative.

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The real adventures behind pioneering businesses, from the people who lived them. Brought to you by Virgin Atlantic and Gimlet Creative.

iTunes Ratings

66 Ratings
Average Ratings
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So, SO good

By S0urceC0de - Jan 18 2018
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A wonderful podcast about the coolest companies on the block

Love the show

By podcastlistener111 - Jul 14 2017
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I like these episodes, especially the one about the restaurant in San Fransisco.

iTunes Ratings

66 Ratings
Average Ratings
48
8
4
2
4

So, SO good

By S0urceC0de - Jan 18 2018
Read more
A wonderful podcast about the coolest companies on the block

Love the show

By podcastlistener111 - Jul 14 2017
Read more
I like these episodes, especially the one about the restaurant in San Fransisco.
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The Venture

Latest release on Jun 27, 2017

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 8 days ago

Warning: This podcast has few episodes.

This means there isn't enough episodes to provide the most popular episodes. Here's the rankings of the current episodes anyway, we recommend you to revisit when there's more episodes!

Rank #1: Chef Niki Nakayama: Make it Meaningful

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As the owner, head chef, and mastermind behind her restaurant n/naka, Chef Niki Nakayama serves up coveted kaiseki dinners, a structured multi-course meal that emphasizes seasonality and extreme technical prowess. Niki truly straddles the line of tradition and innovation, sourcing local ingredients and employing centuries-old techniques. And she just may be the only woman in the world who does it. But while Niki is the master of her kitchen and craft, getting here was a struggle. In this episode, we tell the story of how she risked it all to launch her restaurant in one of the most cutthroat industries: food. And we learn that a commitment to your creative vision, even if it’s doing it the hard way, can sometimes take you to the top.

The Venture is hosted by Ashley Milne-Tyte

This episode features:

Niki Nakayama, owner and head chef at n/naka restaurant

Carole Iida-Nakayama, sous chef at n/naka restaurant

Besha Rodell, restaurant critic at LA Weekly

Eric Rath, history professor at The University of Kansas

Special thanks to:

Dan Allen, Farmscape

Sarah Rathbone, Dock to Dish LA

To learn more about The Venture, go to virginatlantic.com/theventure

May 02 2017

25mins

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Rank #2: The Real World: Disrupting the Status Quo

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It all started when Jon Murray, a TV and documentary producer, and Mary-Ellis Bunim, a soap opera writer, approached MTV with an idea that ultimately changed television forever. The Real World popularized a new genre of television known as “reality TV.” Today, reality TV has splintered into innumerable forms, but its backbone was built with The Real World, and Bunim/Murray Productions continues to be at the forefront of the industry. They’re the team behind The Simple Life, Born This Way, and Keeping up with the Kardashians. In this episode, we talk to former cast members and industry experts, about the show that dared to be different, and the team that turned entertainment as we know it, on its head.

The Venture is hosted by Ashley Milne-Tyte.

This episode features:

Jon Murray, creator of The Real World & co-founder of Bunim/Murray Productions

George Verschoor, producer and director of The Real World seasons 1-4. Current executive producer and showrunner at Critical Content

Julie Gentry, original cast member of The Real World season 1.

Tony DiSanto, former MTV president and founder of DiGa Studio

Meredith Blake, entertainment reporter with the LA Times

Special thanks to all of The Real World cast and crew members we spoke to for this episode, including Andre Comeau, Eric Neis, Jon Brennan, Pam Ling and Adam Beckman.

To learn more about The Venture, go to virginatlantic.com/theventure

May 16 2017

29mins

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Rank #3: Live in L.A. with Tinder and WeWork

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Our season finale! Advice on turning simple ideas into business adventures from a panel of L.A.-based entrepreneurs and Virgin Group founder and author Richard Branson.

Featuring:

Sean Rad, Founder and CEO of Tinder

Miguel McKelvey, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of WeWork

Cassey Ho, Founder of Blogilates

To learn more about The Venture, go to virginatlantic.com/theventure

Jun 27 2017

19mins

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Rank #4: Live in Seattle with Sir Richard Branson

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This week, something a little different. A panel discussion featuring Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, along with Seattle entrepreneurs:

Nadia Shouraboura, founder and CEO of Hointer

Jonathan Sposato, chairman and co-founder of GeekWire, CEO of PicMonkey

Chase Jarvis, founder and CEO of CreativeLive

Moderated by Mimi Jung, morning anchor for King 5 News Seattle

To learn more about The Venture, go to virginatlantic.com/theventure

Jun 20 2017

27mins

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Rank #5: Girls Who Code: Be Brave Not Perfect

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She’d never written a line of code in her life -- but she had the guts to take on one of tech’s biggest problems. Meet Reshman Saujani: a daughter of refugees, a Yale Law graduate, a former Wall Street lawyer, and an ex-candidate for Congress. Today, she runs Girls Who Code, an organization she founded to disrupt the tech talent pipeline, by closing the gender gap. Through all of it, she’s learned that sometimes the best way to succeed is to fail. The Venture is hosted by Ashley Milne-Tyte.

This episode features:

Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code and author of Women Who Don’t Wait in Line

Beth Comstock, Vice Chair at GE

Andy Gonzalez and Sophie Houser, Co-creators of Tampon Run

Trina DasGupta, Founder & CEO of Single Palm Tree Productions and founding board member of Girls Who Code

Nihal Mehta, Founding General Partner at Eniac Ventures

To learn more about The Venture, go to virginatlantic.com/theventure

Jun 13 2017

26mins

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