Mar 04th - Episode 94

Episode 94: Mary Otumahan

Mary Otumahan is the founder of RecordShop – a social enterprise which aims to make music opportunities accessible to those aged 16 – 25. It runs four 10-week projects each year where participants learn to create music, attend music workshops and events and secure work placements. She has received a number of awards for her work including Young Social Entrepreneur Of The Year (2019) and People Powered Culture and New Entrepreneur Mind Of The Year (2017). Growing up, Mary identified that there were not enough opportunities available for young music artists to grow and develop, so she was determined to create a platform to change that.

Key Takeaways

  • Starting from scratch
  • Gaining funding for your idea
  • How to psych yourself up for a pitch

In episode 94 Imrie and Mary talk about Mary’s journey in creating RecordShop, after identifying that there were not enough opportunities available for young music artists to grow and develop. The two discuss funding bids, how to build an empire from scratch and there’s some really helpful tips for delivering a top tier pitch.

This episode is honest and shares the struggle of starting your own business with little financial means. Super inspiring for all of you budding entrepreneurs.

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