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Sports Coaching and Physical Education, recent graduate
I pitched Dot Dash Activewear. It’s a premium activewear brand that launched last year, in December 2017.
I was really nervous at first, because it was the first time I’d pitched to a panel. But the Dragons were really welcoming, so I felt calm and reassured quite quickly.
A friend of mine told me about it, and I knew it was perfect for Dot Dash Activewear. I think it’s a fantastic concept and really wanted to be a part of it.
It’s certainly given me more confidence when talking in front of a group of people. And I learned about how to pitch – making sure you tell a story while pitching, rather than going straight in with business and financial talk. For me, that’s real, valuable advice.
As I said, the competition gave me more confidence in myself and my brand. The feedback I had from the Dragons was especially useful. I’m a new mother, so I’ve definitely gone through stages of doubt, but after the pitch, the feedback and the awards process I have a lot more self belief.
I was featured in The Oxford Times’ In Business paper. The journalist was impressed with my story and the fact that I pitched when I was four days overdue.
Taking over the activewear world, for sure.