What a week we had last week! It started with our much anticipated move to Campus North, an amazing space dedicated to tech startups. We’re going to be surrounded by more than 150 founders, developers and designers with local tech meetups and educational workshops on our doorstep. We can’t wait to meet everyone that comes through the door – such a wealth of experience and knowledge to tap into.
Thinking Digital has been described as the UK’s version of TED. Every year Herb Kim and his team bring some of the cleverest people from all over the world to share the exciting, inspirational projects they’re working on. This year we were part of it.
We entered the Thinking Digital Startup Competition a few weeks ago and were really excited to have made it to the 10 companies asked to pitch to a live audience. The line-up included two of our fellow Campus North mates Wibbu and Zipcube.
— Reframed.tv (@Reframedtv) May 20, 2014
Competition was high, with some great startups, including two teams that had been impressing Richard Branson at “Pitch to Rich” a few days before. However, Reframed and Zipcube made it through the final to take place the next day on the Thinking Digital stage in front of 500 people. Seems we made quite an impression:
— Suhail Adam (@MrSuhailAdam) May 21, 2014
— Mike McGrail (@mike_mcgrail) May 21, 2014
— Amelia Hagen (@jetset_amelia) May 21, 2014
— Frank Steiner (@fstoner) May 21, 2014
— Simon Earnshaw (@SimonEarnshaw) May 21, 2014
— Sooze Tooze (@SoozeTooze) May 21, 2014
— Rob Stewart (@Digialitay) May 21, 2014
We just missed out on first prize to our friends at Zipcube – it’s quite a task to make booking meeting space that engaging and David does a great job. For the next few days, people were keen to talk to us and the interest on Twitter was high:
— Dale Lane (@dalelane) May 21, 2014
— Vickie Colverson (@VickieExcRec) May 21, 2014
Kev was also featured in bdaily in the article “North East video commenting innovators pitch to Thinking Digital audience“.
The biggest surprise of the week was that we were approved for twitter cards, which means that when someone tweets a Reframed comment, the video appears in the twitter stream and plays from the exact moment to which the comment refers. Contextual comments made awesome-r! Twitter have been very supportive of what we’re doing and this is just the beginning of our deeper integration with them.
Testing our twitter card: best koshinage ever http://t.co/yy1x2HFDD7
— Kev Price (@KevPrice) May 20, 2014