Episode 4: Vintage Boo
Q: Explain your Dragon's Den experience?
A: Arrived early for a midday pitch. Met other applicants, some successful, some not. When finally I entered the den my nerves dissipated and I felt very at ease on set. Thought the questions were fair but the decision not to invest was obvious by the facial expressions of the dragons. Didn't really get an opportunity to fight my case. Dragons had no interest in locally spun business ---- unless idea was scalable and product manufactured in China they had no business interest.
Q: Who was the toughest Dragon?
A: Gavin Duffy
Q: Were you nervous?
A: Yes, initially.
Q: Were you surprised by some of the questions?
Q: Who was most interested in your idea?
A: Nora Casey
Q: Would you have done anything differently?
A: I don't think so, I should probably apologise for the bad pitch but if I had to do it again I'm sure it wouldn't be much different - I'd still be me!
Q: Would you recommend applying for Dragon's Den to any other budding entrepreneurs?
Q: What does this mean to you personally?
A: I am nervous of how I will be portrayed on TV, glad I went through with it though.
Q: In five year's time where do you see your product/company?
A: We are finding it hard to get investment capital and although I have a successful shop selling my craft the banks are still not lending to new businesses. I would like to continue developing my idea and although it will take a lot more time I will stick with it.
Q: What is your lasting memory of the Den?
A: My lasting memory is the look of disbelief / scepticism on Bobby and Gavin's faces when my pitch ended!