We received a huge range of entrants from the region and picked the top 10 to participate in a semi final where the judges and sponsors were able to meet and talk to the applicants about
their ideas. From this we picked 5 finalists to present their idea and business to the panel of judges in a “Dragons Den” style final at the offices
The applicants all rose to the challenge, particularly as they were also being filmed throughout the process of their presentations and quizzed by the judges. The judges all commented on how much each finalist had taken on board the advice given at the semi final by the experts and adapted their business plans and presentations accordingly.