Budding entrepreneurs are invited to seek investment on Dragons’ Den, as the BBC series opens applications for 2013.
Individuals with ideas, inventions or products with impressive growth potential are urged to apply for the opportunity to pitch for investment from the panel of five venture capitalists, which last year included well-known Dragons Peter Jones, Theo Paphitis, Deborah Meaden, Hilary Devey and Duncan Bannatyne.
Following the exit of Dragon Hilary Devey, speculation is currently rising over the entrepreneur’s replacement, the name of whom is set to be revealed in the next few months.
The most recent series saw 20 entrepreneurs accept the offer of investment from the Dragons, who pledged a combined total of £1.75m to promising companies, ranging from sausage manufacturer A Turner and Sons Sausage Ltd to child-friendly tablet producer Karuma Innovations.
Among the entrepreneurs to successfully receive investment in 2012 was former Growing Business Young Gun Ben Hardyment, who secured a £250,000 investment from Theo Paphitis for his used CDs, books and DVDs buying firm Zapper.
Budding entrepreneurs can apply online or by post here.