Yesterday evening Dragon's Den ended its series for the moment.
The first business person entering the Den asked for £ 200.000 to enhance/launch her online 'invisible' life-coaching service. That idea made my skin crawl, and fortunately the Dragon's send her packing. Great remark from Theo Paphitis: "As life-coach, you haven't been able to connect with any of us here, have you now?"
The last item, which - and that's a first - gained all five Dragons as investors, is a gadget (Standby Saver) that 'kills' the standby of the equipment plugged in to the devise, saving you (and the world) a lot of electricity and tons of CO2.
But I'm wondering how long a window of profitability both inventors (Peter Ensinger and David Baker) and the Dragons have. With more and more awareness of Global Warming, waste of electricity and CO2 how long will it take before Governments and the concerned public will demand manufacturers to install a simple OFF switch again on all equipment, rendering this new gadget obsolete?
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