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#157: Athan Didaskalou of July luggage

By Jordan Michaelides

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