Get ready! Mock Dragons’ Den this Friday

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

KHFL0011  KHFL0014  KHFL2007  KHBS1007  KHBS2025
 14:00 Arrival – Please prepare rooms for presentations
 

14:30

 

CarbonX Pantha

(Team must leave after the presentation)

SSAAV Masterly Univeau
 

14:55

 

Catchy Start-up Arabisc Infinity Group 4 Seekers Bright Light
 

15:20

 

PABLO SWOSH C1ean Station Facile ZTZG
 

15:45

 

Black arrow 7Thirthy Dals Innovatio Circulus
 

16:10

 

Neutral The Imparables Shark Hugh Manatee Start Me Up
 

16:35

 

Bluegreen Bracelets 

(Team will be arriving for the presentation only)

Z Company 5 Volts    
GERRY KEEGAL

GAVIN HAYES

ELMIRA MAGOMEDOVA

 

Timekeeper:
ERWAN TOULEMONDE

KESTER KHAN

JOSUE VIVAS

BRIAN SMITH

 

Timekeeper: ALICE COMI

MARTHA MADOR

CLIVE SUCKLING

CHRIS BARLOW

Timekeeper: MARTHA MADOR

MIKE KEEFE

MARK DAVIS

EINAR LINDH

Timekeeper: JANJA SONG

RICHARD ANSON

ROBIN LINNECAR

FRANCIS PREEDY

Timekeeper: RICHARD ANSON

 

17:00 KHBS0026

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!

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