18 January, 2018 in Company News | Events | Industry News

The Dragons are back!

QUB Dragons' Den is back for 2018 - apply by Tues 30 Jan to be in with a chance of winning a range of prizes to get your business on its way.

Students at Queen's University Belfast are invited to enter the Dragons Den with the chance to win a £10,000 investment to kickstart their business idea!

Our very own Catherine Martin will take a seat for the second year as a Dragon in the Den.

Shortlisted applicants will:

  • Be in with a chance to walk away with everything they need to launch their business
  • Master the boardroom pitch through training and first-hand experience
  • Ramp up their business skills through pitching, networking and training on: pictching skills, marketing, finance and legal issues
  • Meet ambitious and successful entrepreneurs





Wed 7 Feb

WORKSHOP: Pitching Skills

Wed 14 Feb

Deliver a 2 minute 'Quick Pitch' to a panel of judges:

  • Ciaran Higgins - Director, Queen's Student Union

  • Andrew Kirke - Associate Director, Tughans

  • Claire Harris - The Graduate School, Queen's University

  • Ryan Murphy - Relationship Director, Santander

  • Helen Keys - Entrepreneur in Residence, Queen's University

Thurs 15 Feb

Shortlist for Round 2 announced



Wed 21 Feb

WORKSHOP: Understanding the basics of Finance

Wed 28 Feb

WORKSHOP: Marketing & Understanding your Customer

Wed 7 Mar

WORKSHOP: Basics of IP / Legal Clinic with Tughans

Wed 14 Mar

Pitch to the Dragons:

  • John McKee - Linkubator

  • David Bradshaw - InvestNI

  • Catherine Martin - CavanaghKelly

  • Denise Murtagh - Dugannon Enterprise Centre

  • Grant Edwards - Tughans

  • Ian Brankin - Danske Bank

Thurs 22 Mar

Winners announced at The SU Awards

*details are correct at time of publication - please visit QUB SU website for further detail.

To apply for the competition please complete the application form hosted on the QUB SU website.

Wishing the best of luck to all invovled!



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