Sights Set On a Bright Future As Seen on Dragons’ Den
Julie and Nancy are no strangers to pitching in front of potential customers, and still after endless hours of rehearsing and reviewing of figures, the anxiety of facing five of the most successful, formidable and potentially intimidating business people in the country is a tough challenge for just about anyone.
But when the duo took to the lift and walked into the Den, they used their experience and skills to sell themselves and their business idea to the forbidding multimillionaire investors Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies, Deborah Meaden, Tej Lalvani & Peter Jones. Like most best-laid plans, their pitch didn’t quite go to script, but it was executed calmly and professionally.
“We never thought we would get this far. It’s been an incredible journey. We realised a dream by actually having a unique product to pass the stringent tests of getting to the Den, let alone to have a business interesting enough to get an investor on board” say co-founders of CotiVision™ Julie Hawkins & Nancy Gries. The duo stepped out to face the Dragons’ on 22nd April 2021 to sell themselves and their business idea to the forbidding multimillionaire investors Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies, Deborah Meaden, Tej Lalvani & Peter Jones.
The entrepreneurs said after filming “We are passionate about sharing our necklace reading glasses and chains with the world, inspiring men and women to be bold and celebrate their personalities. We came from a male dominated industry so are extremely proud to have developed this unique product and a global brand. We are looking forward to taking the business to the next level and hope to inspire and realise many dreams along the way”.