Next Gen Den, known as the Dragons’ Den of the online world, is accepting applications from young entrepreneurs looking to fuel their startup, idea, or small business for the show’s latest instalment.
Calling itself a “Launching pad for young entrepreneurs to the next generation of Dragons,” Next Gen Den features shorter webisodes made for mobile, and focuses on giving early startups an extra boost towards growth through the investors’ knowledge and investment. Past pitchers have included Beagle, a company that helps people make sense of legal documents, and #paid, a platform that helps brands connect with celebrities popular on social media to promote their products. #Paid ended up rejecting a deal of 20 per cent of the company for $100,000 from Michael Hyatt and Michele Romanow, while Beagle took a deal for $100,000 at 12 per cent interest from Matthew Corrin.
Of course, Romanow has since moved onto Dragons’ Den proper, so it will be interesting to see who will replace her on the show.
The application is open to entrepreneurs under 40 years of age, and would-be pitchers can find the application form here.