Ireland’s first series of the UK’s highly successful Dragons' Den starts this evening on RTE One at 10.15pm. Dragons' Den is a wonderful opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to pitch their business idea to established and successful entrepreneurs. Franchise Direct is particularly interested to see what kind of business opportunities Ireland's entrepreneurs have to offer.
The series’ judges will be:
Gavin Duffy – formerly involved in the broadcast media industry, Gavin is now part owner of leading recruitment agency – HRM.
Bobby Kerr - CEO of Insomnia Coffee.
Sean Gallagher – Now Managing Director of Smarthomes, Sean is impressively mulit-talented. He has been involved in the agricultural, health and enterprise sectors, and was awarded the “Rising Star” award from Deloitte for Smarthomes and the SFA National Award for Innovation.
Niall O’Farrell who is at the helm of a wide range of business ventures including menswear, property and smoothies.
Sarah Newman who set up NeedaHotel.com, which she sold in 2006 and is now responsible for Newmac Equity.
In these recessionary times, it should be interesting to see what innovative ideas Ireland’s entrepreneurs can come up with. Visit RTE’s Dragons' Den site for more information.