Episode 5: Le Patissier - Share the passion
Q: Explain your Dragon's Den experience?
A: Not a great experience, although I had very little time to prepare I was well rehearsed but I felt the day / moment did not go to plan. I anticipated probing questions into my company, back ground, food costs but did not get any traction.
Q: Who was the toughest Dragon?
A: No dragon was tough; perhaps Ramonas' body language was the more aggressive
Q: Were you nervous?
A: Not until walking into the Den, seeing the screen and the table set up of my products
Q: Were you surprised by some of the questions?
A: I was surprised by the lack of questions. If I was to be honest I felt none of the dragons were 'foodies' and understand the nature of the food industry and the opportunities available
Q: Who was most interested in your idea?
Q: Would you have done anything differently?
A: I would of taken one product only being the food innovation for the domestic and export markets.
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: I plan to flip my company within 5 years and I expect that all three segments (Wholesale, Online, retail innovation) to be profitable with the innovation exported to the UK and European markets.
Q: What is your lasting memory of the Den?
A: The disappointment and engagement between myself and the dragons. The passion was not shared...!