Series 8

Episode 1

Dragons Den

Name: George Dempsey Flanagan - Mojo Creations
First to enter the Den this year is George Dempsey Flanaghan a 33-year-old self-publishing graphic designer from Birr, Co Offlay. A maker of magic, he's hoping for a little Den magic. He's looking for ¤30,000 euro for a 15% share of Mojo Creations - his children's books and craft packs inspired by my Origami Pet Whimsy Collection. The perfect gift for any child, they will enjoy endless hours of entertainment.

 


Dragons Den

Name: Trevor Graham - Happy Pet Mats
While running his successful mobile dog grooming business the second entrepreneur into the Den spotted a gap in the market. Trevor Graham believes every dog deserves happiness in their lives. Trevor is joined in the Den by his daughter Amy and family dog Lola. Asking the Dragons for ¤50,000 for a 10% share of Happy Pet Mats, will Trevor leave the Den an happy entreprenuer?

 


Dragons Den

Name: Maeve Elliott and William Jenkins - Mr Jenks

The next business pairing into the Den have created a brand that offers the dapper gent a classic and elegant accessory. 26-year-old William Jenkins and 24-year-old Maeve Elliott believe they can put the fashion conscious male right on trend with their business. As the Dragons admire the Mr Jenks accessories will they part with ¤30,000 euro for a 10% share of this young company?

 


Dragons Den

Name: Brendan McDowell - BPerfect Cosmetics

The ability to sell and sell well always impresses the Dragons. 33 year old Brendan McDowell is asking the Dragons for an investment of ¤80,000 for a 10% share of BPerfect Cosmetics. A brand that creates innovative products, that are on trend, forward-thinking and unique. BPerfect's signature products were designed as a safe and natural alternative to non-invasive treatments. But will our final entrepreneur into the Den tonight be a 'perfect' match for the Dragons?

 

Episode 2

Dragons Den

Name: Spec Sock - Terry O'Neill

With over 25 years' experience in the Irish hairdressing industry our first entrepreneur into the Den tonight is Terry O'Neill. He has invented a sock like no other - the world' first reusable glasses arm cover that protects your glasses during the hair colouring process but will the Dragons agree that this simple unique invention is as essential as the inventor thinks it is and invest 22,000 euro for a 12 percent share in Spec Sock?


Dragons Den

Name: Temple Dairy - Marie and Donie Curtin

As the Irish farmer struggles to increase farm income, many have chosen to diversity using their raw product. Limerick born siblings Marie and Donie Curtin together with their father dairy farmer Sean have brought a chocolate flavoured milk to the market that they believe will be the next brand leader. Marie and Donie are asking the Dragons for an ¤100,000 invest for a 20% share of Temple Diary. Will the Dragons believe in the value of this growing market?


Dragons Den

Name: Bloodworks - Linda O'Connor

45-year-old Linda O'Connor is a phlebotomist. Through her profession, she started Bloodworks an award winning, confidential and efficient blood taking service that she believes will make Ireland a healthier nation. She is asking for an ¤80,000 investment for a 20% share in Bloodworks a service she believes will cut hospital waiting lists.


Dragons Den

Name: Sadie's Kitchen - Sarah Kiely

Food trends come and go in the Den. But when the New York Times said bone broth is the next coconut water our final entrepreneur into the Den was determined to be the first to market in Ireland. Sadie's Kitchen produces Ireland's first packaged bone broth - a more time intensive and nutritious alternative to stocks it can be drunk straight or for use as a base with soups and sauces. But will the Draogns believe enough in this next food wave to invest ¤50,000 for 15% share of Sadie's Kitchen?

 


Episode 3

Dragons Den

Name: South William Clinic and Spa - Brendan Molloy
First to enter the Den in episode three is a 33-year-old Offaly native Brendan Molloy who swapped his job in the tech industry to open his first beauty clinic and spa, South William Clinic and Spa. He's asking the Dragons to invest ¤100,000 for a 10% share of the business where he believes he offers an innovative premier package to all his customers - but will the Dragons' agree?

Dragons Den

Name: Safe Twist - Darren and Audrey Solan
While the thoughts of working with your husband or wife is enough to make some of us break out in a cold sweat, there are plenty of brave Irish couples who have taken the plunge and formed a successful business partnership. Our second couple into the Den did just that. Darren and Audrey Solan have invented a lock that they believe will greatly improve security in the home. But will the Dragons see the benefit of this patented invention and invest ¤45,000 for a 15% share of this family business?

Dragons Den

Name: Moxi Loves - Pamela Laird
With beauty and inventions dominating the pitches in the Den so far in episode three, the next entrepreneur to face the Dragons is a 27-year-old Pamela Laird from Dubliner who believes her business Moxi Loves is full of sass. The first product from the brand is the Eye Catcher. She's asking the Dragons for a ¤50,000 for a 10% share of her company will she catch a Dragon today?

Dragons Den

Name: Scooby Box - Gary Brennan, Liam Brennan and Paul Carrick
Cheeky charm can go a long way in the Den, but it can take a lot more than charm to do a deal with Dragons. With the advantage dog owner spending, just over ¤600 a year on their pet, our final three entrepreneurs into the Den tonight believe their monthly dog subscription service Scooby Box is the perfect treat for man's best friend. But will the Dragons agree and invest ¤20,000 for a 10% share of this young company.

 

Episode 4

Dragons Den

Name: Irish Biltong - Noreen Doyle

18 years ago, our first entrepreneur Noreen Doyle together with her husband opened their premium wholesale meat company. Two years ago, looking to add value to their product they came across biltong - a South African method of preserving beef and they decided to enter the lucrative snack market. Seeking an investment of $100,000 for a 15% share of Irish Biltong - will the Dragons see the value in this snack product?


Dragons Den

Name: Step Tow - Barry Brady

Second to face the Dragons is hopeful inventor and full time fitter and welder Barry Brady from Co Cork. Up until now Barry has been making the product himself. He needs investment to address the continuing demand for his invention as he reckons anyone that has a hitch on their van or car will want his product - will the Dragons see the value and investment in one fifth of Step Tow is worth 95,000 euro?


Dragons Den

Name: Boutique Bake - Catherine Buggy

Home baking brings out many emotions including happiness and joy but also pressure to produce the perfect bake! Our third entrepreneur to face the Dragons is a 28-year-old Catherine Buggy from Dublin. She saw a gap in the market for the not so confident home baker. But will the Dragon's see confidence Boutique Bake to investment ¤100,000 for 10% share?


Dragons Den

Name: MediStori - Oliver O'Connor

Over the year's entrepreneurs have come into the Den pitching products which began due personal circumstances. The Dragons strongly believe that a personal understanding of your target market will always give you a head start. And our final entrepreneur into the Den tonight is no exception. 35-year-old Olive O'Connor from Mayo is pitching MediStori a personal health Filofax - but will the Dragons invest ¤80,000 for 15% share of Olives business?


 

Episode 5

Dragons Den

Name: Heat Hero - Art Mc Ardle

The pitches that usually create the most excitement in the Den occur when an entrepreneur comes in to the Dragons with an invention that provides a simple solution to an everyday problem. Our first entrepreneur waiting to enter the Den is Art Mc Ardle who believes his product could be the 'hero' that the solid fuel home heating world has been waiting for. Seeking an investment of ¤60,000 for a 15% will the Dragons agree that Heat Hero is the next big thing in home heating?


Dragons Den

Name: Pow Cow - Niall Moloney

With frozen yoghurt muscling into the ice cream market in recent years, our next entrepreneur is a qualified dietitian. Niall Moloney is seeking ¤50,000 investment for a 15% share Pow Cow his low calorie; high protein frozen yogurt is the ultimate guilt free treat.


Dragons Den

Name: Wash and Learn - Lorraine Duane

Next to face the Dragons is Lorraine Duane a Montessori teacher from Co Kildare. She is asking the Dragons for ¤35,000 for a 20% share of her educational product range which centres on the importance of learning for children through everyday experiences and play.


Dragons Den

Name: Moran's Mega Jams - Claire and Kevin Moran

Our final two entrepreneurs into the Den tonight are a husband and wife team Claire and Kevin Moran from Ballinagh, Co Cavan. Entering the lucrative jam and chutney market 3 years ago, they believe their unusual flavour combinations make them Willie Wonka of the jam market and are asking the Dragons for ¤40,000 for a 10% of their company.


Episode 6

Dragons Den

Name: White and Green - Sari, Rebecca and Danielle Winckworth
Our first entrepreneurs tonight are the mother and daughter team behind White and Green. They believe that sinking into a comfortable bed with the right bed linen can make all the difference to getting a good night's sleep - but have the Dragons got out of the right side of the bed today and will they invest ¤80,000 for a 10% share of this family business?

 


Dragons Den

Name: Magic Mayan Chocolate - Darren O'Connor
'Free From' represents one of the fastest growing food industries in Ireland today. Next to face the Dragons is Darren O'Connor a chocolatier from Ennis Co Clare. His handmade raw chocolate is a treat that is good for you - but will the Dragons agree?

 


Dragons Den

Name: Simply Fit Food - Evelyn Garland and Luke Judge
Next to face the Dragons are GAA fanatics 22-year-old Evelyn Garland and 25-year-old Luke Judge. Following a health scare, they started Simply Fit Food an online meal company that provides nourishing, healthy meals and snacks delivered right to the customer's door.

 


Dragons Den

Name: Emma by Jane - Jane Aspel
Our final entrepreneur tonight is 30-year-old Jane Asple from Dublin. Having worked for over four years as a fashion buyer, she decided on a change of career and brought her own affordable jewellery brand Emma by Jane to the market.

 


Episode 7

Dragons Den

Name: MagiFlo Gutters - Oliver Sharkey
Entering the Den first tonight is a Leitrim born inventor and his business partner. Seven years ago, Oliver Sharkey set about inventing a gutter like no other. Seeking an investment of ¤100,000 for 8% share of MagiFlo Gutters together they believe that this unique patented system of guttering will save time and money, protect the environment and save lives!

 


Dragons Den

Name: Mama Nagi's - Mindi Keane
Growing up in a house filled with spicy aromas and traditional home cooking Mindi Keane of Mama Nagi's is seeking an investment ¤50,000 for a 20% share of her company. She has brought a range of her mother's own authentic Indian chilli pastes to market that she believes the whole family can enjoy.

 


Dragons Den

Name: Life Kitchen - John Collier
From dinner to dessert, next to face the Dragons is a Cork born food producer John Collier has designed a range of desserts that form part of this healthy meal plan business. Targeting the Baby Boomer generation Johns dessert range includes chocolate mousse, lemon cheesecake and a raspberry and cayenne pannacotta.

 


Dragons Den

Name: Wild Irish Seaweed - Evan and Gerard Talty
The Talty family started harvesting seaweed off the west coast of Clare in the nineteen hundred's back then this natural source of vitamins and minerals wasted seen as sexy! Now exporting worldwide, Evan and Gerard Talty are hoping that the Dragons will see the value in this fourth-generation family business and invest ¤50,000 for a 5% share of the company.

 


Episode 8

Dragons Den

Name: Welly Wet Suit - Nadine O'Regan and Alex Skyes
First to enter the Den are two festival going friends Nadine O'Regan and Alex Skyes who believe their invention makes perfect fashion sense - but will the Wellie Wet Suit make perfect financial sense for the Dragons and see them invest ¤45,000 for a 30% share of the company?

 


Dragons Den

Name: Wicked Wholefoods - Tara-Lee Byrne
Next to face the Dragons is 39-year-old Dublin born Tara-Lee Byrne. A professional cellist and trained chef, Tara has travelled the world with her music. Settling in Killaloe, Co Clare first product in the Wicked Wholefoods brand is Gránola. Available in two varieties including a gluten free option they come in 400g family packs and 35g snack packs - she looking for ¤135,000 for a 20% of her business.

 


Dragons Den

Name: My Clever Books - Darya Jegorina
Waiting to face the Dragons is a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur Darya Jegorina who's latest start-up involves a new way for children to interact with their books via augmented reality. Originally from the Ukraine, seeking an investment of ¤50,000 for 20% share of My Clever Books she believes she's the perfect business partner - but will the Dragons agree?

 


Dragons Den

Name: My Mood and Me - Richard Murphy
Our final entrepreneur into the Den this year is Richard Murphy. He has developed My Mood and Me, an online workplace wellness programme where large companies can provide a mental wellness service to their employees. It's a new idea and a new company, but is it too new for the Dragons to invest ¤60,000 for a 10% of the company?

 





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