CBC Dragons Den: Inventor Product Pitches

Watch Design 1st clients pitch their hardware product ideas on CBC's Dragons' Den

Over the past several years, Design 1st has had multiple clients pitch their product ideas on Dragons' Den.  These products have included everything from pot light covers to fitness equipment, toddler monitors to ice cream makers, dog showers and humidifiers.

Watch some of our favorite client appearances on Dragons' Den below:


Toddler Monitor

The next generation of toddler monitoring devices.

Calgary entrepreneurs, Krista and Lisa, came to Design 1st to transform their vision for a Bluetooth connected Toddler Monitor device into a working product. After successfully moving through product development and blowing past their Kickstarter campaign goal by 137% they got ready to pitch to the Dragons. And the result was even better than they hoped.

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Rolling Desserts

DIY ice cream rolls at home.

Rolling Desserts is an innovative ice plate that enables you to make your own rolled ice cream at home. After going through the entire product development process, Rolling Desserts ran a successful Indiegogo campaign blowing past their goal by 325%, and adding lots of new customers and fans. Their next stop was pitching their innovative idea to the Dragons.

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Humidify your home using ZERO-energy.

Jeri Rodrigs embodies the true definition of an entrepreneur. With help from Design 1st, he took his product idea for a zero-energy humidifier from napkin sketch to store shelves across the country. Along the way, he has gained many happy customers, positive reviews, and mentions in the press. But the most memorable event for us was watching him on CBC Dragons' Den.

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EzClipse Decor

Magnetic recessed lighting covers.

Ezclipse magnetic recessed lighting covers are shaking up the home decor lighting industry with an easy to install product that can instantly transform the look of a room. Based on a patented magnetic fastening system, the Ezclipse covers can snap onto existing recessed or potlight covers without tools or new wiring. Watch what the Dragons thought of the product.

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The PowerPress

Olympic barbell adapter.

A personal trainer for over 30 years, Guy Murray has thought of many useful fitness product ideas. But one idea stood out from the rest. This was the Powerpress; a barbell adapter that can transform any standard Olympic barbell into a smooth moving barbell press with a natural arc. Enlisting the mechanical design expertise of Design 1st, Guy brought his idea to life and onto CBC's Dragons' Den.

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K9 Clean

Portable pet and utility shower solution.

Combining their love for pets and a clean car, K9 Clean inventors Ron and Kim Hamilton searched for a product to help them clean their pets after long trail runs. After coming up empty handed they decided to develop their own. With help from Design 1st they brought K9 Clean from idea to prototyping, manufacturing, and market. But the highlight for everyone was giving their pitch on CBC's Dragons' Den.

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