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We've come to the last day in the Den for series three. So far we have seen giant bumble bees, grown men in drag, mythological dolls and milkshakes to name but a few! But there is still time for the last six hopefuls to convince the Dragons to part with their cash.
First up, Mandy O’Rorke with her business BabyBay.ie. Baby Bay similar to eBay is a website where members can trade unwanted baby clothes and goods. Back in episode one we saw John Joyce and his website Savvy Bear win over the Dragons and he left the Den with a whopping €80,000! Mandy went into the Den hoping for the same outcome. She gave a confident and comprehensive pitch that made the Dragons sit up and take notice. Niall O’Farrell opened up the questioning and when he delved further into the business he found Mandy’s membership figures weren’t as good as first perceived. Mandy’s reluctance to explain her figures wasn’t winning her over with any of the Dragons. Gavin interpreted Mandy’s business as goi [...]
Five weeks in and you would think the Dragons have parted with enough of their cash. Each week the Dragons are presented with products ranging from the straightforward to the decidedly bizarre and this week was certainly no different!
Our first entrepreneurs up Darren Rudden and Colin O'Brien delivered a pitch none of the Dragons seemed particularly excited by. Their idea – The Clever CloseLine is a rotary clothesline with an automatic rain sensitive cover which automatically deploys over your clothes when it starts to rain and automatically retracts when the rain stops. Norah Casey was the first Dragon to declare herself out saying that she while she thought the pr [...]