Episode 2: Secret Seller
Q: Explain your Dragon's Den experience?
A: Interesting, although I felt they didn't explore in any great detail the business potential or the export opportunities sufficiently and which exist; this left me somewhat frustrated as I feel I didn't really get the opportunity to pitch as planned.
Q: Who was the toughest Dragon?
A: Niall, but only because I felt he had is mind made up that he didn't like the concept and had a preconception that he wasn't interested so therefore focused on the fact that, the wine I gave him to taste was a little cold.
Q: Were you nervous?
A: Yes somewhat.
Q: Were you surprised by some of the questions?
A: No, as a matter of fact I felt the questions were quite tame, they didn't ask a lot of what I expected, which I had prepared for, such as the export market.
Q: Who was most interested in your idea?
A: I felt Sean was quite objective and to some extent had possible interest.
Q: Would you have done anything differently?
A: Yes, I am normally quite forthright and I felt I could have been more myself, maybe this was nerves.
Q: Would you recommend applying for Dragon's Den to any other budding entrepreneurs?
A: Yes, if only for the experience and possible exposure, hopefully this will lead to a positive outcome.
Q: What does this mean to you personally?
A: I'm capable of presenting myself and my business in a positive and honest way and also quite comfortable in myself.
Q: In five year's time where do you see your product/company?
A: Exporting worldwide and to the forefront of technology in the hospitality industry.
Q: What is your lasting memory of the Den?
A: Niall complaining about the wine being to cold and Bobby boasting about his restaurant serving 50 - 60 wines, all wines by the glass, which I believe in the present climate is very rare. Over all I'm glad I took part, it was a positive experience which I learnt from and in the future I feel might stand to me if I ever find myself in a similar situation presenting myself, my products and my company.