The purpose of the Mock Dragons’ Den session this Friday is to give you final feedback on your presentations in preparation for the Final Dragons’ Den next week.
We will use real marking sheets and the feedback you get from judges should help you polish your presentations for the Final Dragons’ Den. This will also help you improve your business reports where more clarity or info is needed.
Please note: this session is compulsory for all.
Here is the plan of action:
–> Each team will have 6 minutes for their presentation + 10 minutes for questions and feedback from judges. You will be stopped if you go over the permitted 6 minutes.
–> For Mock Dragons’ Den this Friday: we assume you will be working on your presentations so to allow you extra time, bring your presentation on an USB and don’t forget to upload to Dropbox as a backup copy.
–> For Final Dragons’ Den on 17th: ALL teams must send me a Dropbox link to their presentation BY 10:00AM on THURSDAY 16 March. This will be your final version, and no changes can be made on Friday. ALL presentation will be accessed from USB sticks I prepare for the day to keep us on schedule, and to avoid logging in/out and any tech problems.
–> Please take note of the schedule below:
ALL teams need to be present for all presentations in their designated rooms.
|MOCK DRAGONS’ DEN 10 MARCH 2017
6 min presentation + 10 min Q&A
All teams must be present for all presentations
Bring your presentation on USB stick + upload to Dropbox
|14:00||Arrival – Please prepare rooms for presentations|
(Team must leave after the presentation)
|Catchy Start-up||Arabisc||Infinity Group||4 Seekers||Bright Light|
|Neutral||The Imparables||Shark||Hugh Manatee||Start Me Up|
(Team will be arriving for the presentation only)
|Z Company||5 Volts|
Timekeeper: ALICE COMI
Timekeeper: MARTHA MADOR
Timekeeper: JANJA SONG
Timekeeper: RICHARD ANSON
All teams + all judges – Debrief & feedback
Here is also some advice, based on all the lessons learnt over the years:
–> Be enthusiastic/interesting/engaging – and get to the point! Keep your presentation just under 6 minutes. Script it as you did for the MTCE debates – you all know the drill. Practice.
-> Show images, dress the part, bring your product (bring whatever you want to – if it makes sense for your company!) and be convincing.
-> Do not allow yourself to get surprised with questions from judges. You already know what they are likely to ask. If you are good, their questions will get even harder.
-> DO NOT argue…don’t even think about it. All humans are biased – you are too, and just because something makes sense to you it doesn’t mean it makes sense to everyone else.
-> What are you trying to hide? Repackage that NOW so it can work for you – show that you have grown through all the difficulties.
Make sure the judges remember you. And… …smile!!
Please let me know if you have any questions – there’s no such thing as a stupid question and now is the time to ask.
See you Friday, troops!