Episode 22

The Accidental Entrepreneur: Starting a Production Company on the World Poker Tour

Published on: 21st April, 2021

In this episode Alan and Bhairav talk with Hassan Peymani who with a group of friends, left school and joined the World Poker Tour

Hassan was not a great poker player but travelled the world with his friends who were and as he was touring he had the idea to pick up a camera and record what was going on

Fast forward a few years and Hassan had one of the most successful video production companies dedicated to Poker

Hassan talks about his experience starting a business in an industry he had no knowledge of and how he learnt by doing and how he has carried forward that mentality into everything he does

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About the Podcast

Real World Entrepreneurship
Talking the truth to entrepreneurs
In this podcast Alan and Bhairav talk about the real world issues that are faced by entrepreneurs and small business owners

We have both run successful businesses, raised money, grown them globally and now we're giving practical advice to the next generation of entrepreneurs. We don't do platitudes.

We also talk to entrepreneurs from across the world and get them to share their stories and challenges

About your hosts

Alan Clarke

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Strategy and Marketing specialist who helps businesses unblock the blockages that are preventing them reaching their full potential.

I love helping businesses develop strategies and action plans that get them working better and achieving their ambitions.

I excel at tackling thorny problems and difficult tasks, making things happen and achieving business goals.

I have an ability to break through the clutter, identify the nub of the problem and get the business moving forward.

Those working with me feel energised and empowered.

People like my honest, direct approach and my focus on securing meaningful results.

Bhairav Patel

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I've worked in IT for over 20 years starting life as a consultant at PwC and IBM and then moving across the table to becoming the CTO for Norway's largest privately owned e-commerce business.

After growing a number of brands and expanding the business across Europe, I joined a FinTech startup that raised $12M in 2012 and was added to the Forbes FinTech 50 list in 2016.

Following a short spell at an e-commerce business in Bangkok, I started Atom Ventures where we invest in and help small businesses and startups grow their business by providing high quality technology advice and development