Series 6: Episode Guide
Dragons' Den is back for a new series, and with a new Dragon in the Den! Eamonn Quinn is a seasoned investor with a strong history in retail-but will anything in the Den catch his eye?
Last week saw the Dragons get off to a fiery start, with four dragons' battling it out to strike a deal with one of the investments. This week more entrepreneurs are in the Den hoping to catch a Dragons' eye.
London based teacher Claire O'Gorman is a busy lady-spending her days working as a full time teacher, and her nights developing her business of Irish language games.
With technology playing an increasingly big part of our lives, Shane Fay thinks that he's onto a winner with his business FIXIY, which provides a service to fix smartphones, tablets and laptops
Clare man Kevin Walker certainly catches the Dragons' attention when he tells them about his business importing ashes from around the world to scatter in Ireland. But today he's in the Den to pitch his Grate Saver product, which he thinks has the potential to go global.
The final pitch in the Den today is from Dublin couple Alex Purcell and Lindsay Byrne, who are life partners as well as business partners. They have invented a hair roller which they claim gives salon results at home.
This week in the Den the stakes are higher than ever, with a new batch of hopefuls trying to part the Dragons from their cash.
Dubliner Brendan O'Neill is based in Portland, Oregon with an exciting job at one of the world's biggest sporting manufacturers. But he has his own big plans for a customised clothing business and wants to hook a Dragon to help him on his journey.
Inventor Barry Sheehan thinks he has a device that provides a money saving solution to an everyday problem. But can he convince the Dragons that his Blade Saver is an invention with real staying power?
Chartered engineer turned businesswoman Yvonne Brady designed the EVB Sports Shorts after the birth of her daughter, when she realised that light bladder leakage was a common problem that no one was discussing.
Derry men Tony Kelly & Paul Devlin are in the Den to pitch their premium range of sports supplements aimed at the Irish sports and fitness market. With the range being aimed exclusively to retail pharmacy, Ramona Nicholas should be top of their target list.
This week the Dragons' have to separate their hearts from their heads when a number of pitchers capture their imagination with their personal stories.
Married couple Joe & Nicola McGrath came from the entertainment industry but after the downturn struck decided to set up a gourmet popcorn business. Will the Dragons' agree that their move was a good one?
Dubliner Mark Cheevers believes he has come up with an innovative way of helping people to paint and draw, and he's got something up his sleeve that might grab Gavin Duffy's attention.
With over twenty five years experience in the food sector before starting 'The mad Food Company' Brendan Cleary certainly has the right credentials, but will his reinvention of the humble white pudding prove a step too mad for the dragons?
Former construction workers Ray Wilkins and Darren Kavanagh decided to turn their passion for sports into a new business after being made redundant. But will their passion, and more importantly their figures, convince the Dragons to invest?
And one hopeful certainly makes Peter Casey and Barry O'Sullivan sit up and take notice, could there be a battle in the Den?
This week the Dragons see some unusual presentations in the Den. Padraig Dunne and Anne Marie Brain are in the Den to pitch their new theatre show 'The Cloak', and they're not alone-they've brought some of the cast with them too! Cork man Martin Hanan runs the Alternative Pizza Company, and with flavour combinations including a bacon and cabbage pizza, it's certainly an apt title! They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and when San Diego native Nicole Gardiner realised that there were no trolley seat covers available for her toddler in Ireland, she decided to develop her own, and is in the Den to offer the Dragons' a slice of her business Brand Newbies. Jewellery maker Mary Enright is in the Den seeking investment to expand her business ME Jewellery-but is it different enough to hook a Dragon?
An unusual product hits the Den this week, will it capture the Dragons imagination? Marty Mannering is in the bicycle business, and wants to launch a brand new bike designed and built by hand Emma Webb & Kerri Nolan are in the Den to pitch their Clevercrib, a crib which transforms into a table and chairs. They have big plans for their business, but will the Dragons see the same potential? With a background in the pharmaceutical industry, and a wealth of medical and business knowledge, Roz Martin is convinced that she is onto a winner with her range of anti-ageing skin supplements. Husband and wife team Dom and Lily started their own loose tea business after being made redundant from their jobs in the construction sector. They believe that there is huge potential in the tea market, and are hoping that the Dragons agree.
First up in the Den this week are mother and daughter Miriam and Tabitha Monahan to pitch their family business Radical Oats. With over 20 years experience in the food retail sector will Eamonn Quinn be their number one target? With her booster seat Bubble Bum selling in 26 countries worldwide, Grainne Kelly has already achieved significant success, but will she succeed in hooking a dragon to bring her to the next level? Water charges are certainly a hot topic at the moment, and Westmeath men John Dalton and Eamonn Conlon believe that their invention Taplock could tap into the current feeling. Antrim native Liam McBride has always been interested in the health benefits of the seaweed found on his local beach, and has developed a skincare range called Caraderm using seaweed extract.
This week sees a very special episode of Dragons' Den, featuring participants connected to third level institutions around the country. James Northridge set up his assistive technology business Urability after his own struggles with dyslexia. Will the personal touch be enough to set his business apart? Una Martin took inspiration from her pie business from the culinary offerings in Australia. Pies are often perceived as an unhealthy option, but the taste and figures might be all she needs to sway the Dragons. Trinity College students Orme de Saint Hilaire & Sebastien Penot are in the Den to pitch their new app AdMe and they have an unusual proposition for rugby fan Gavin. Thom Dickerson a student at Queens University Belfast runs The Gallery Clothing Company, and aims to be a self made millionaire before he is 25! Will the Den to take him the next step towards his goal?
This year sees the return of Junior Dragons on 18thMay and 1st June. The show provides an opportunity for the next generation of young business people in Ireland (12-18 years old) to show their fresh innovative ideas and attempt to secure the approval of the Dragons. The Dragons were just as thorough as they were for the adult series and were blown away by the incredibly high standard of the would-be entrepreneurs.
This week sees the second of two very special Junior Dragons' Den instalments, designed to showcase the emerging entrepreneurial talent found among the youth of Ireland.
This Sunday, the 1st of June at 9.30pm the Dragons will once again come face to face with the country's brightest young business brains.
Hundreds of young people between the ages of 12 and 18 applied for the chance to take part in Junior Dragons' Den, sixty were given the chance to showcase their ideas at an All Ireland Final held by Bank of Ireland with the top twenty winning the opportunity to pitch their business directly to the Dragons.
Out of the twenty companies that made it to the Den, only a small number will receive mentorship from a Dragon along with a bursary of ¤2,000.
This week, Ireland's young entrepreneurs hit the Den again and ten businesses will pitch. Which ones will be successful?