Managing Director, Tig Tag Events
Wed, 20 November 2013
Tracy Thomson graduated from The University of the West of Scotland with a BSc in Information Technology. Tracy knew when she started her course that she wanted to start a business and began working on her first product with one year left of her studies. Tracy is now the Managing Director of Tig Tag Events which has successfully launched Tagie; a range of products which allow users to carry emergency contact information and medical information.
How Tagie got started
Tracy got inspiration for Tagie from her young family members with serious allergies and medical conditions. She wanted to come up with a product that could be carried with them to ensure important information was available at all times but also protected the children by only disclosing sensitive information to appropriate people.
The Tagie team began to research, brainstorm and develop several prototypes until they found something that met the criteria she had set. The team then attended the Allergy Show in London to do some serious market testing.
What happened next?
Tagie is now one year on from the original idea.
Next steps for Tagie
Tracy and her team are hoping to secure further investment with upcoming pitches for funding so that they can continue to grow the company. She plans to work on the website in order to provide the best service they can for users.
Tracy is an excellent example of a successful, serial entrepreneur and is a strong advocate of others taking the next steps with their idea.