Small Business Saturday

Small bSBS1usiness Saturday is all about supporting, inspiring and promoting local businesses across the UK.  On the 5th of December, a branded open top bus took to the streets of Exeter to do just that.  As both a member and committee member, Bitpod was naturally keen to get involved not only by helping out with the initial event planning but also by capturing footage from the day. Alex and his camera hopped on the bus which traSBS2velled around the city centre, with RadioExe playing Christmas music, picking up small business owners along the way.

The bus’s destination was the Exeter Phoenix where it’s passengers were invited to take part in a Q&A session with Ben Bradshaw and Rosie Denham.  Having filmed the session, Bitpod will be producing a number of short videos which will share the answers to the hot topics posed by local business owners; alongside a stand alone video promoting next year’s event.
This year’s Small Business Saturday was a huge success with a massive £623m spent with small businesses across the UK on the day, up 24% on last year.  The day received outstanding support from the local communities with over 75% of local councils taking part.
We look forward to helping raise awareness of next year’s event with a Bitpod video!

Exeter start up weekend

 Aspiring entrepreneurs were given the opportunity to showcase their ideas at Exeter’s second start up weekend this month. As well as being major sponsors of the event, Bitpod were also tasked to create a video to promote the event to future attendees.
The start up weekend is an exciting opportunity for local entrepreneurs with a new business concept to potentially turn their idea into reality.  It provides a unique platform to build relationships with co-founders, mentors and possible investors.
The event began with thirty three 60 second pitches, from which eight were selected to split into teams.  At the end of the weekend, each team presented to an audience of judges and potential investors, after which the winner was announced (congratulations to team Savvi who came out on top!).
Bitpod thoroughly enjoyed being part of the event; after all, innovation is what we love!  The promotional video will be available to view on our site very soon.