Pioneering in New York
James Wilkinson, Director at Streaming Tank, makes a special visit to New York with Virgin Media Pioneers
James Wilkinson, Co-founder and director of leading digital media agency Streaming Tank, visited New York earlier this month as part of a group of young British entrepreneurs invited by Virgin Media Pioneers to pitch for work in New York.
Virgin Media Pioneers is an initiative run by Richard Branson’s Virgin Media and was set up in 2010 to help give start-up businesses a push, with three core aims in mind: Get Inspired, Get Connected and Get Ahead. Basically if you are a young entrepreneur then they will do everything they can to help you get your idea of the ground.
The Virgin Media Pioneers website is designed to allow enterprising people to network, collaborate and get tips from each other as well as running free events for training, inspiration and face to face networking.
It was during one of these events that James was flown over to New York by Virgin, with five other entrepreneurs, to attend some special networking seminars and pitch his ideas, as well as giving feedback about the rigours and pitfalls of beginning a start-up company in the digital media sector.
James commented: ‘Entrepreneurs should expect the unexpected. We were hit pretty hard after the financial crash in 2008, but we kept on going and we’re bigger and stronger now.’
The timing of the trip was also perfect for both James and Streaming Tank. Streaming Tank has done several high profile jobs for companies in the USA already, including the live streaming of this 125th Anniversary concert for Coca-Cola, however 2014 will herald the opening of new offices for Streaming Tank in New York, so it was great for James to be given the chance to get ahead of the game and network with some of the prominent business leaders on that side of the Atlantic.
Other young business owners on the trip included Nico Perez of Mixcloud, Marcus Simpson of Direct Sitters, Heidi Lindvall of Storygami, Hermione Way of Vibease and Lou Auguste of Cookie Smart. All of their respective feedback can be viewed in this Times Online article. More information about Virgin Media Pioneers and the trip itself can be found on the twitter feed @vmpioneers.
Streaming Tank is a creative video streaming logistics agency and has worked with some of the most well-known brands in the world including Nike, Google, Samsung and the X-Factor. For more information about how Streaming Tank can work with your company then visit rd.bkkn.ru, or contact James Wilkinson directly on +44 (0) 20 3327 1732 or +44 (0) 7771 791 847.
You can also follow James on Twitter, with ‘behind the scenes’ information on the New York Trip along with regular updates on the media streaming world.