Dragons’ Den

On Wednesday 15th May, Wellington’s entrepreneurship society, Disrupt, hosted its second Dragons’ Den competition. India Parsons, last year’s winner and student leader of Disrupt, shares her thoughts on the event:

“It was a fantastic evening, in which we watched 10 Wellington pupils from a variety of year groups pitch their incredible ideas to our highly experienced team of Dragons. We were extremely honoured to have such an outstanding panel of judges, including Hugh Chappell, Eric Nicoli, Jamie Moyes and Miss Fisher, judging the competition and offering our finalists invaluable advice. We are delighted to announce that the winner of our second Dragons’ Den competition is Imogen Reed with her innovative Elastirrups. Runners-up were Harriet Chappell and Orlando Getty.

Congratulations to all those who took part in the competition – the standard of pitches was incredibly high. The evening provided an opportunity for pupils to showcase their entrepreneurial talent and, aided by the expertise of our Dragons, all participants were encouraged to further develop their ideas with regards to the future. The event was great fun and beneficial to all, as both finalists and students watching the pitches had the opportunity to discuss business ideas with a panel of experts, receiving crucial advice in an enjoyable setting. We greatly look forward to next year’s competition, as we await the business ideas of more Wellingtonians and as Disrupt continues to thrive as Wellington’s fastest growing society.”

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