Episode 3: Eddie O'Brien's Response

Q: Explain your Dragon's Den experience in a couple of lines?
A: It was like one huge job interview to me. But I felt that it was a bit of a game for the dragons the same as another man would buy a greyhound or a horse.

Q: Who was the toughest Dragon?
A: No one in particular

Q: Were you nervous?
A: I was in a heap for the ten days that I had to prepare for it.

Q: How did you prepare?
A: I spent five days gathering all the information needed to cover all angles. The other five days went into presenting it properly.

Q: Was it as you expected it to be?
A: It was as close as any expectations can be. The other television episodes helped.

Q: Were you surprised by some of the questions?
A: Gavin showed a lot of interest in the idea and asked me some of the meatiest questions. All of the dragons spoke to me at length about the business and were very flattering in their commentary. But ultimately it was Gavin and Niall who invested. Looking back I think a henparty business wouldn't really be Sean's thing and he as good as said this when he pulled out.

Q: Who was most interested in your idea?
A: Bobby Kerr and Sarah Newman.

Q: Would you have done anything differently?
A: Yes I would have said some things and not said more but if you talk anywhere for fifty minutes anybody will wander off the point a bit, but I wouldn't change anything major.

Q: Has entering the den changed your perception of business in any way?
A: Of course it has. The preparation for the show more so than the actual show itself made me see beyond a cottage industry.

Q: Would you recommend applying for Dragon's Den to any other budding entrepreneurs?
A: I hope that the publicity will be worth the massive effort. If they are to go for it, be prepared!

Q: What does this mean to you personally?
A: My self confidence has definitely been ramped up a gear or two.

 

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