EP 1 Preview: Dragons’ Den SA

23 September 2014
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It’s been a long time coming, and the wait is finally over, tonight the first ever Dragons’ Den SA hits your screens, courtesy of Mzansi Magic. Six entrepreneurs will be pitching their business ideas to five fire-breathing Dragons, one slip up and they’ll be shot down in flames.

Polo Radebe, Vinny Lingham, Vusi Thembekwayo, Gil Oved and Lebo Gunguluza will be scrutinising business ideas, tearing apart unprepared presentations and laughing at the strangest contraptions you ever did see.

Here’s how it works… the six entrepreneurs in the firing line will be pitching ideas, profit margins and trajectories to the Dragons who will then interrogate the concepts and financials behind the project. Each pitcher will offer a percentage of their business for investment from the Dragons. Sound simple enough? Sure it does, but here’s the catch; apart from needing a watertight business plan, if Dragons don’t offer the full amount, pitchers leave with nothing but their pride with any luck. However, even if the pitchers get a full investment, Dragons’ dictate what percentage they’d like in return, they didn’t get to the top of their game by being compliant. Mzansi’s anticipation of Dragons’ Den SA has had social media abuzz, and here’s what some of the Dragons' Den SA fans out there had to say:

We can’t guarantee the weather for Heritage Day, we can’t guarantee you won’t overcook your meat on the braai either but we can guarantee on-the-edge-of-your-seat viewing and extreme levels laughter. Fact!

Watch Dragons' Den South Africa on Mzansi Magic every Tuesday at 19:00. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and be part of the Dragons' Den SA conversation.