Dragon’s Den is a Canadian television reality show on CBC where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to secure investment from a panel of venture capitalists. The contestants are often entrepreneurs who have great products but need further funding investment.
Over the years we have had several clients pitch their hardware products to the Dragon’s, you can watch 4 of them below.
Humidfy 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 Dragon’s Den.
Magnetic Recessed Lightening Covers
Ezclipse magnetic recessed lightening covers are shaking up the home decor lightening 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
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 the Dragon’s Den.
Portable Pet and Utlility 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 Dragon’s Den.