Dragons’ Den is back and is looking for engineers to face the dragons
21 December 2016
RTÉ One’s successful Dragons’ Den will return to Irish TV screens for series eight in the Spring of 2017. Richard Curran will return as presenter for the show, which will see entrepreneurs and inventors from around the country pitch investment ready ideas to five of Ireland’s top business leaders.
Dragons’ Den last aired in 2016 and since then the economic landscape in Ireland has continued to improve, due in no little part to the role of small entrepreneurs. Ireland is finally turning a corner and getting back on its feet, in fact, 114 new businesses were started every day in August.
In previous years, there have always been engineering orientated businesses in the Den; be it an engineer turned designer like Yvonne Brady of EVB Sports, biotech companies like MedCol and household items like the Bin Trasher or the Warmer Wedge. So if you are an engineer who has a new start-up, or indeed already operating successfully and looking to expand or you feel you have a lucrative business idea and could use financial backing then it’s time to enter the Den.
In seven years the Dragons have seen 415 pitches, invested in over 95 business with an investment figure of over €5 million. Are you an entrepreneur with a big idea? Then it’s time to face the Dragons. Applications close on January 13, 2017.http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2016/12/21/dragons-den-engineers/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Chairs1-1024x609.jpghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Chairs1-300x300.jpgNewsinnovation,investment,startups