Right before our Christmas break we had the amazing chance to really try our skills and our present our venture idea to the panel of judges as a mock Dragon’s Den. Our group Team Zacshi along our product got an insight from the judges on we should we operate and the know how’s of a business. Indian Londoner being our product helped the to identify the Indians in UK and act as a guide to them for the whereabouts and act as an info guide for the Indian students living in the UK. We pitched our idea and got a lot of both positive and negative feedback for it recognising our shortcomings to the upcoming and final presentation.
The presentation was of just 5 min followed question and answers session where the judges will ask us the questions about our business venture and our functioning of the business. 5 min doesn’t sound a lot but frankly the efforts put in by the team were a lot rather than just being another presentation we hoped to be a better people and act collectively rather than individually. With all the time it just kept us getting anxious but nothing more. We started to work on it just a week before collectively and individually but actually it wasn’t enough and kept getting us nervous throughout. However we discussed and keeping in mind we reshaped our initial idea to solve the shortcomings to best of our efforts. We received feedbacks on the basis of our implementation of digital media and promotions which helped us a lot and allowed us with an opening of ideas. This was really helpful and allowed us to know our mistakes early on rather than later with a different outlook to the idea.
It was really great to see all the teams compete with each with there innovative and constructive ideas as there was always something new and creative for everyone out there including the judges. We realised that by not referring to the notes it would be better and give us more confidence to be more than what we are and how to work for an idea beforehand. All the teams presentation was really perfect and up to the mark as it showed us and we as a team also learned a lot from one another than just being there.
Overall, this mock Dragon’s Den was really inspirational and helpful as I allowed us to recognise our individual strengths and weaknesses and as a team as well and be more better next time. It was a really great experience and got to learn a lot!