Episode 9: Augmentative Alternative Communication App
Q: Explain your Dragon's Den experience?
A: It was an experience unlike any other. I had a great time. It was nerve racking and exciting at the same time. All the staff were great and very supportive. Talking to the other contestants was good fun and I met some really interesting people.
Q: Who was the toughest Dragon?
A: Gavin Duffy
Q: Were you nervous?
Q: Were you surprised by some of the questions?
Q: Who was most interested in your idea?
A: They were all very positive but Bobby, Sean and Norah seemed to be the most interested.
Q: Would you have done anything differently?
A: There are a couple of things I would have said differently but you always feel that way after an interview
Q: Would you recommend applying for Dragon's Den to any other budding entrepreneurs?
Q: What does this mean to you personally?
A: It means a huge amount. This all started as I wanted to make something functional for the lads in my class that they could go on to using in their adult lives. That is still my primary motivation but I also have wider ambition of marketing this app as a communication tool that can be used to also teach communication skills to emerging communicators as well as give individuals who already have existing communication skills in their repertoire a tool to use
Q: In five year's time where do you see your product/company?
A: I hope to have my app selling worldwide as a communication and teaching for communication tool.
Q: What is your lasting memory of the Den?
A: Being in the Den itself was actually ok and I forgot about the cameras and the other people and it was just really talking about my product. I felt quite confident and comfortable on the Den. The interview at the end was where I was very conscious of the cameras etc and I felt quite uncomfortable but not in a bad way.
Q: At any point did you think you wouldn't get the investment?