It’s been 4 months since Tamsin Raine won the inaugural Tech Start-Up Bootcamp, with her business Exordi, an online platform which connects content creators (primarily photographers and videographers) with brands looking to curate agile, creative teams for individual projects.
With a wealth of clients under her belt – both local, from Visit Jersey and local marketing agency Spud, to international brands including Sonos and Mars – it’s been a whirlwind few months.
We spoke to Tamsin to catch up on all things Exordi and to take a look back at her experience of Bootcamp 2023.
“Reflecting on the transformative 12-week journey through the accelerator business bootcamp, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the invaluable experiences and growth I’ve gained. The program, hosted by Digital Jersey, has been an instrumental chapter in my entrepreneurial voyage.
From day one, the bootcamp cultivated a welcoming and nurturing environment that enabled me to shed any apprehensions and freely explore the intricate world of business. I never felt hesitant to pose questions, whether they revolved around technology intricacies or investment nuances. Digital Jersey truly established a safe space where curiosity is embraced and knowledge is eagerly shared.
The combination of personalised desk space, dedicated mentors, and engaging workshops was a recipe for success. The mentorship, especially from Edward Prow, was a guiding light throughout the entire process. Their insights, experience, and unwavering support fueled our progress and sharpened our strategies. This comprehensive support system has proven to be the backbone of our achievements during these dynamic weeks.
A pivotal aspect of this journey was the remarkable camaraderie and shared expedition of the cohort. Witnessing the evolution of each business alongside my peers has been awe-inspiring. The collective spirit, resilience, and determination of the cohort members have not only accelerated individual growth but have also fostered a collaborative ethos that transcends the confines of the bootcamp.
As a female founder, I felt particularly empowered and embraced within this nurturing ecosystem. The Digital Jersey community, driven by a genuine passion for fostering local business, has reinforced my belief in the immense potential of Jersey’s entrepreneurial landscape. This experience has encouraged me to explore the untapped talents and resources that our island offers, making the most of our unique testbed for innovation.
Our journey culminated in a memorable pitching event, where profound discussions and insights set the stage for the next phase of our venture. Winning first-place award for the best pitch, and the recognition of being the most investable business was amazing. This honour has opened doors to the prestigious Slush tech startup and entrepreneur conference in Helsinki, Finland. Representing our team at this global event is a privilege, and I eagerly anticipate the innovative opportunities it will bring.
Absolutely, without a doubt, if you’re even remotely considering applying for the bootcamp, I wholeheartedly encourage you to take the leap and submit your application. This transformative experience has been nothing short of remarkable, and it’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss.From the moment I set foot in the program, I realised I was embarking on a journey that would redefine my perspective on entrepreneurship. The comprehensive curriculum, tailored mentorship, and hands-on workshops have been pivotal in honing my skills and elevating my business to new heights.
Don’t let hesitation hold you back. The nurturing environment provided by Digital Jersey creates the ideal setting for you to explore, learn, and flourish. Whether you’re grappling with the complexities of technology or seeking guidance on securing investments, you’ll find a network of support that is second to none! ”
You can find out more about the Digital Jersey Start-Up Bootcamp 2024 here.