Well I was persuaded by my cohorts last week to get an investor on board to help us launch out Expert into the UK market and beyond, but I never expected to be pitching to investors, Dragons Den style, with a full film crew today!
I was fortunate enough to meet the E-Synergy crew who not only invest money into new businesses, but they also help prepare you for the process, hence the filmed pitch. They’re funded by Invest NI to help entrepreneurs with a good idea get their idea off the ground with an investment.
I had to pitch Expert for 10 minutes using a Powerpoint (I only had an hour last night to put it together) and then took questions and answers from the Dragons for a further 30 minutes, all with the cameras rolling.
Glad that’s over but it really was a great experience! I’ll get a copy of it next week on DVD so my wife and kids can have a good snigger at my expense.
I thoroughly recommend giving the guys a call if you have a great business idea, especially at the moment when our lovely (ahem!) banks aren’t lending.