Inverness pupils brave Dragons' Den
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Budding entrepreneurs got a taste of applying for business finance by taking part in Young Enterprise Scotland Highland and Moray Area version of TV’s Dragons’ Den.
School teams pitched their ideas for products at Nairn Community Centre.
The Dragons, who were from the local business community, gave Unique, from Inverness High School, £60 for their plans for wild flower seed bombs.
Inverness Royal Academy took home £80 towards their eco boxes of plastic free homeware items and Culloden Academy’s Effortless got £50 for their book of tips for young people going into student life.
Culloden’s On The Box got £50 for their little green box of environmentally friendly products and Millburn Academy’s Origin received £40 towards production of their wooden coasters with a Highland design.
All the teams also received valuable advice on how to take their idea forward in time to set up a stall at the annual Young Enterprise Scotland Christmas trade fair in Inverness on December 14.
Linda Thomas, Chair of YES Highland and Moray said: “Our Dragons were particularly impressed with market research the teams had carried out and their level of knowledge of their target markets.”
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