#157: Athan Didaskalou of July luggage

By Jordan Michaelides
February 18, 2020

Athan Blog

Athan Didaskalou is the Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of July, and multi-startup founder with a flair for brand and strategy. 

In this episode we covered:

  • Childhood memories & early career

  • Agency work vs Entrepreneurship

  • Starting a successful coworking business 

  • The subscription coffee business

  • July and Felicity McGahan

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SHOW NOTES: 

00:28 - Welcome to Uncommon

01:18 - Guest introduction

05:28 - Chapellis

09:00 - Childhood memories

18:35 - Early career & first business

27:12 - Missed opportunity

29:05 - In-between period

31:38 - Agency vs Entrepreneurship

36:36 - Coworking business

39:04 - Three Thousand Thieves

43:30 - Exiting

48:20 - Why July?

54:20 - What Rich has taught him

57:17 - Direct to consumer

59:53 - Market share

01:02:12 - Felicity McGahan of Strandbags

01:17:22 - Importance of brand

01:23:00 - What his family teach him

01:24:30 - Morning routine

01:27:44 - What is success?

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CREDITS:

Host - Jordan Michaelides

Executive Producer - Lauren Lopatko

Assistant Producer - Andre Barber

Audio Engineering - Jason Barkhouse

Videography - Ricards Lacis

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