Dragon’s Den 2018
Dragon’s Den Final
The 10th Year
Monday, 25th May 2018
Our 6 finalists from 19 entries, presented before a team of 6 Dragons – Paul McGowan (Class of 1981), Ian McDonald (Class of 1987), Alain Barr(Class of 1987), Paul M. Murphy (Class of 1978), Fergal McKenna (Class of 1996) and Eunan O’Carroll (Class of 1984). The Judges reported an incredibly high standard with all the entries deemed to be viable businesses.
We congratulate the winner Charles Cullen for his ‘Park Turtle’ plan for moorings at yacht clubs.
Peter O’Grady ‘Coffee Logs’ plan was second.
The team of Keith Aherne, Jonathan O’Neill and Josh Baker was 3rd with ‘Comride’.
The finalists below all had their admirers.
- Squishey’s & Co. (Evan McNamara)
- Dropshipping Man Cave EU.com (Ben Melly-Murphy)
- Cornucopia Fantasy Board Game (Mark Hughes, Harry O’Leary and Callum Byrne)
The presentations were excellent. The questions from the floor were telling and insightful.
We thank the College Union for their support for this exciting programme, which encourages the boys to consider different business opportunities. The generous prizes provided a significant incentive, but equally the mentoring and workshops were most worthwhile.
I thank Mr Fitzsimons, Mr O’Neill the Dragons and the Union for their organisation of this event.