Dhiren Bhatia is as an entrepreneur & technology expert for over 15 years. He's gained a great deal of experience helping businesses including large global financial institutions and small businesses to simplify business operations using modern technology. Dhiren loves to speak about two things - business and technology and would love to share his experiences and learnings through his podcast.
Ever felt like leaving everything behind to open your own business or start new projects? That’s what Nooran Al Bannay, the founder of Coffee Architecture did! Nooran left a senior architectural engineering position in a major company to open her own coffee shop in Abu Dhabi. Despite Nooran’s salary being decent and her corporate career path being clear, her personal and spiritual journey led her to a different path. A path that saw her opening Coffee Architecture, a place that serves artisan Arabic coffee to both local and international coffee fans. She has since then taken a barista training in the USA and certified by the Coffee Quality Institute. Nooran now serves her quite unique coffee at the El Reem district of Abu Dhabi.In this episode, Nooran shares more about her entrepreneurial journey, the challenges she’s faced, and how she’s managed to keep Coffee Architecture afloat despite the pandemic.Visit the episode page for full show notes, transcription, links to resources mentioned - https://elevatedentrepreneur.fm/14
In today’s episode, I speak to Orit Mohammed, founder of Boon Coffee. After finishing her Masters of Arts in Economic Development in the United States, Orit spent a few years working for some international organizations. In 2008, after getting married to a fellow Harrar native, she moved to Dubai where she and her husband continued to establish their business in the UAE and start a family. After having three children and raising them for a couple of years, she decided to reconnect with the coffee culture she grew up with.  Boon Coffee, a company that started off as a “one roasting machine and a box of cups” now supports thousands of coffee farmers based in Ethiopia. Orit’s decision to source Ethiopian coffee - arguably the best coffee harvest in the world and geographically very close to the UAE - formed a strong link between hardworking farmers and consumers who are very particular about the source of what they consume. The company recently added a B2C component to their business by introducing two cafes in Dubai.Orit loves being in Dubai and is proud of her product as well as a brand that has traveled not only through the GCC but also all the way to Europe and the United States. In this episode, she walks us through the challenges and stereotypes she’s had to confront as a result of being an Ethiopian female entrepreneur.Visit the episode page for full show notes, transcription, links to resources mentioned - https://elevatedentrepreneur.fm/13
In today’s episode, I had the privilege to speak to Maria Eduarda Becker Pavani, the founder of Três Marias Coffee. Três Maria Coffee prides itself in being a perfect mix of high-quality whole roasted coffee beans that has brought a whole new meaning to coffee in addition to making specialty coffee easily accessible to all coffee lovers. The Três Marias Instant Specialty Coffee is available in three flavors: from the citrusy and fruity flavor of Rwanda coffee, the caramel sweetness of Colombian coffee to the chocolaty and nutty flavor of Brazilian coffee. Besides offering instant coffee options, Três Marias Coffee sachets are made from eco-friendly and compostable materials. For Maria and the Três Maria family, coffee is a passion. It is through the Três Maria Coffee that this family is able to share their passion with everyone. Visit the episode page for full show notes, transcription, links to resources mentioned - https://elevatedentrepreneur.fm/12
I published my first episode five months ago. What a journey in producing this content and sharing it with YOU, this has been! Following a year and a half year of planning - and the pandemic - deliberation, thinking and dreaming, I was finally hitting the record button. It’s been an exciting start!Why did it take me that long? Well, I could attribute this to a long list of excuses. Some of them included being too busy, not sure whether I’d sound professional enough, and not having enough time. Looking back, I realize these were excuses - not reasons. As we approach 1000 downloads, this has been more of a learning experience than I would have ever imagined. If asked, I would attribute my podcast’s success to two things: dedicating one day of the week to podcasting (I have chosen Tuesdays for this) and having a set process. All in all, I am still learning, trying to improve my craft, and thoroughly enjoying the process.This episode is dedicated to sharing the 10 big lessons I have learned in creating the Elevated Entrepreneurs Podcast, and some of the things I have loved and loathed while trying to navigate the growth of this show. Ready? Let’s dive in!Visit the episode page for full show notes, transcription, and resource recommendations - https://elevatedentrepreneur.fm/11
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Dec 26th, 1981
Dubai, دبي‎, United Arab Emirates
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9 hours, 35 minutes
Podchaser Creator ID logo 063173