Episode 1: Vac Ring- Pat Toner
Q: Explain your Dragon's Den experience?
A: Amazing experience. The adrenaline rush almost knocked me out.
Q: Who was the toughest Dragon?
A: Hardest Dragon was Bobby Kerr he just didn`t get the VacRing.
Q: Were you nervous?
A: I was very nervous and changing my figures at the last moment didn't help.
Q: Were you surprised by some of the questions?
A: A simple marketing question from Norah did knock me as I just couldn`t fine the prepared answer in my head.
Q: Who was most interested in your idea?
A: It was hard to judge this but when Sean o`Sullivan asked me would I make the VacRing abroad I new he was interested.
Q: Would you have done anything differently?
A: Marketing question aside not really.
Q: Would you recommend applying for Dragon's Den to any other budding entrepreneurs?
A: I would recommend it to anyone with an idea....if you believe in it
Q: What does this mean to you personally?
A: I really don't know yet....I`m not sure if I will make the series.
Q: In five year's time where do you see your product/company?
A: VacRing will be a world seller under licence and I`ii be on a boat somewhere off the Bahamas.
Q: What is your lasting memory of the Den?
A: The intense white light as you leave the stairwell going into the room it`s like nothing else I`ve ever experienced.
Q: At any point did you think you wouldn't get the investment?
A: When Bobby withdrew quickly followed by Norah I did think..this isn`t going well.....Taxi