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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Dragons Den - 8pm tonight BBC2 (UK)

Tonights entrepreneurs include an avant-garde circus, an extreme go-kart, functional jewellery and a new board game. The last board game they looked at was "Destination ..." which all the Dragons turned down. It went on to become one of the top selling board games of Xmas 2004, so it should be interesting to see what the Dragons make of this one.

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At 12/14/2005 12:20:00 PM, Blogger Gary B. said...

The board game was a really crappy idea - not a big enough market I think. It was basically Bollywood Trivial Pursuit.

I quite liked the BMX/Kart bike thing - that could have been a good investment had the guy treated the dragons (and his business) with a bit more respect.

The Circus thing was basically "mini-me cirque du soleil" - potential in it for corporate do's This one got funding from Theo Paphitis and Peter Jones to the tune of £160k.

At 12/14/2005 12:38:00 PM, Anonymous Ed said...

I thought the BMX kart thing was also quite a good idea - the guy seemed far too laid back though and wasnt taking himself, his business or the potential investors seriously.

I also thing that guy in the end with the rosebud was a great idea and Theo was really rude to him about it. Its a shame when you see people with good ideas but they dont execute them. Had he put his mind to it and got a prototype made and conducted just a little market research he may well have got an investment.


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