Researchers for the hit television show Dragons’ Den have made an appeal to Derby entrepreneurs to step forward to pitch for investment.
The programme is currently looking for people to appear on the next series of the BBC show, which sees budding business people to help their idea, invention or product, reach the next level.
Each entrepreneur gets three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multi-millionaires willing to invest their own cash.
However, not everyone leaves “the Den” with an investment – and they can expect a real grilling before any of them decide to part with any money.
And only when a Dragon is convinced that the business proposition put before them is investable will they table an offer.
Presented by Evan Davis, the latest series is currently airing on Sunday nights on BBC2. The show is now in its 15th series and over the years the line-up of Dragons has changed.
The current panel of Dragons are Peter Jones (who has been on the show since it began), Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Jenny Campbell and Tej Lalvani.
But while the current series airs, the show is looking for entrepreneur to appear on the 16th series – and have contacted the Derby Telegraph to say that they are particularly encouraging entrepreneurs from Derby to appear on the show.
In a statement, the show’s producers said: “BBC Dragons’ Den is in production and on the hunt for businesses, inventions or products with serious potential that are hungry for investment.
“Dragons’ Den is a challenging place to pitch, but it’s also a genuine business opportunity to secure investment.
“In the current series, 26 entrepreneurs accepted offers of investment in the Den with a combined total of over £1.7 million invested by the Dragons, with plenty more achieving success after taking on board the Dragons’ advice.”
For an application form e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org got to bbc.co.uk/dragonsden or write to Dragons’ Den, Dock House, MediaCityUK, M50 2LH.
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Source: Derby Telegraph