Being in the den was a surreal experience, but once the panic subsided, I got into my stride and started telling the Dragons who I was and the reasons why I was there. Those of you that know me and who have been reading my blog for a while will know that VITILIGLOW™ is a real labour of love for me; I've turned having Vitiligo into something positive and I feel so strongly that people with the condition should have a good quality product to cover their patches evenly, if that’s what they choose to do.
Luckily, the Dragons saw this and I liked my honesty and passion for the product, which was what I wanted to achieve. Saying that, I wasn’t given an easy ride and I was asked lots of tricky questions. Luckily the prep I did paid off and I held my own. At one point I was so relaxed that I admitted that I forgot the reason why I was there!
I’m now working on a new and improved formula with a better and more accurate application method. If you wanted to register your interest for VITILIGLOW™ then keep in touch with us using the Contact Form.
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I’m so glad I survived the Den and lived to tell the tale.
Founder of VITILIGLOW™
I’ve got something really exciting to tell you all! Many months ago, I was persuaded by a friend to apply for Dragon’s Den to secure the investment I needed to help me improve VITILIGLOW™. So, with the help of a glass or two of wine, we filled out the application form. I had no idea that I would one day be asked to appear on the show!
The first stage was a discussion with the producer. When I picked up the call in the office, I nearly fell over! I auditioned in January and then got a call to say I was through to the ACTUAL show.
There was so much prep work to do; my financials, projections, marketing plans…the list went on and on and I had to be prepared to talk about any little detail that they might ask about. After weeks of work and committing everything to memory, I was ready to head up to Manchester…and in to the Den!
In the green room, I was so nervous; I actually thought I was going to pass out. The other five contestants all had large, impressive looking products and stands; all I had were my five bottles of VITILIGLOW™. I literally almost bottled out (geddit) at that point, but it was too late as I was already in the lift...then the doors opened, I could see the dragons sat there…and in I went.
What happened next? Well, I’ll have to let you know on Sunday night! Tune in to watch the show on BBC2at 8pm and visit my blog again at 9pm after the show has aired to find out more. I’d love to hear your thoughts from the show so please Facebook or Tweet me. There is a hashtag we’re using for the show #VitiliglowDD – follow the conversation online!
Founder of VITILIGLOW™