Entrepreneurs get video help with Oxford Digital Media’s One Minute Pitch
As someone who has grown a business from scratch I understand how important it is to have good communications, says Oxford Digital Media MD James Tomalin.
At Venturefest on 29 June 2016, the Oxford Digital Media firm gave entrepreneurs the chance to give a One Minute Pitch to video, free of charge, to deliver their message to investors and buyers. Their eye-catching activity also promoted BBC South Today to give them some coverage during the event.
James Tomalin at the One Minute Pitch booth – here being interviewed by BBC South Today (photo courtesy of Oxford Digital Media)
One of the first to take part was Henrietta Nagy of Oxford Life Design:
This is a very generous offer. The ODM team are very professional and they made me feel very relaxed in front of the camera. I'll be posting the video onto my website and on YouTube and plan to go back to ODM before too long for a follow up.
Henrietta Nagy, Oxford Life Design giving her pitch (photo courtesy of Oxford Digital Media)
ODM set up the video studio on its stand at Venturefest, and scheduled in a total of 7 interviews during the day.
Alex Brinkmayer and Ashley Dove-Jay of Oxford Space Systems demonstrated a carbon fibre-based material the firm has developed for use in spacecraft.
It’s really good to develop relations with local companies like Oxford Digital Media. We use video a lot but haven’t done a general introduction to our firm. We aim to put the video on our website to catch some interest, and we’ll chop and change it into our other videos.
The Oxford Space Systems pitch by Alex Brinkmayer and Ashley Dove-Jay (photo courtesy of Oxford Digital Media)
Also taking part were Matthew Hare of Gigaclear, Said Hasnaoui of Oxfordshire Science Festival, William Cotton of online care firm TrustonTap and Venturefest Executive Chair Lynn Shepherd:
Video is one of the most effective tools for any business and especially for start-ups. I was delighted how enthusiastically everyone took up James' offer of a 1 minute video. I did one myself and will definitely be using it to promote Venturefest.
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James Tomalin adds:
We're delighted to be able to help other entrepreneurs with this opportunity. We have also introduced a number of people to the benefits of using video while taking the mystery out of the process.
Oxford Digital Media was a first time exhibitor at Venturefest:
We had a great show. It’s a much needed showcase for innovation in Oxfordshire and a brilliant place to experience the huge amount of energy there is in our region around technology and entrepreneurship.