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Apr 22, 2024

Welcome to episode 145 of Sports Management Podcast.

Today’s guest is Houman Ashrafzadeh – the founder of Padium a “London’s premium padel club, in the heart of Canary Wharf”. Houman is a serial entrepreneur who in addition to Padium also has founded Urban Greens Salad bar, Coffydoor and 360 Capital. His latest venture, Padium, is backed by Spotify co-founder Martin Lorentzon, who is a big padel enthusiast as well.

In this episode we spoke about:

  • The padel landscape in the UK
  • Learnings from “The Swedish Model”
  • Challenges from starting a restaurant just before covid
  • Why he chose Canary Wharf as the location for Padium
  • What Houman has learned from Spotify co-founder Martin Lorentzon

And much more!


00:00 Intro
00:21: Padium in Canary Wharf
06:35: Learnings from "The Swedish Model"
13:49: Backed by Spotify Co-Founder Martin Lorentzon
15:28: Future Plans for Padium
25:05: Padium Brand 
26:09: Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs 
31:07: Outro


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