Episode 1: Crush Chute Gate
Q: Explain your Dragon's Den experience?
A: It was my first time on such a TV show
Q: Who was the toughest Dragon?
A: Gavin Duffy
Q: Were you nervous?
A: Before the show yes. However, prior to filming all the staff were very helpful, which allowed one to relax. Once the initial questions were asked, I was more relaxed in talking about the details.
Q: Were you surprised by some of the questions?
A: Not particularly - the questions were on a par with previous episodes.
Q: Who was most interested in your idea?
A: Peter Casey
Q: Would you have done anything differently?
A: Yes. Seeking investment in 3 products was a mistake. The pitch time of 2 minutes was too short to explain fully the functions of the 3 products. On a re-run, I would have sought investment for 1 product, probably the 'Anti Back' gate.
Q: Would you recommend applying for Dragon's Den to any other budding entrepreneurs?
Q: In five year's time where do you see your product/company?
A: In 5 to 10 years time, 'Anti Back' gates and 'Hydraulic Crushes' will be the standard on progressive farms in Ireland and the UK. The challenge is to gain a significant portion of that market.
Q: What is your lasting memory of the Den?
A: The whole experience