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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Dragons Den Holland

Ideabroker fully supports the Dutch version of Dragons Den "the put your money where your mouth" is Pitch program. Hosted in Holland by Jort Kelder who's whitty sharpness and feel for people is always on the dot. Dragon's are: Henk Keilman made his fortune with selling US telco MTC, Annemarie van Gaal who made her fortune with publisher Independent Media in Russia!, Jan Pieter Melchior who got rich thru a buy-out from Dutch Lostboys and investing in Telfort, Willem Sijthof who's coming from a publisher family and owns both local and Norwegean media and Arjen de Koning who founded Paradigit a computer retailer in Holland. The show airs every Friday on Dutch channel Nederland 3 at 20.25 hrs. Potential Dutch pitchers and entrepreneurs should watch this show or it's UK mother show to learn from others mistakes.

Prepare well, use the mother-in-law test, (if she gets it, you'll stand a much better chance at the dragons!) have your figures sorted out and present your concepts short and snappy are the main tips you can take with you from these shows.

These are excellent initiatives for entrepreneurship and innovation and above all entertaining shows to watch!


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