Appearing in the Den has a tendency to change lives - increased sales, new distributors, and emails from across the country. We like to call it "The Dragons' Den Effect." Each week, Dragons' Den producers will follow the successes and track the big news, and give you the inside scoop on what happened to these entrepreneurs after their big debut. This week we checked in some of our hardworking pitchers from Episode Eleven.
The Yumalite team is lit up after their big day in The Den. Sean Miller and Leanne Webb had a big party with more than 100 people at one of their investor's houses in Toronto, where they anxiously waited to finally tell people they got a deal! In the 24 hours after the show, Sean's happy to report that they did $15,000 in sales -- an overnight success! By Monday they were up to $25,000 in sales! They received thousands of hits on their newly launched website, and now they've booked an appearance on The Shopping Channel for January 6th.
The Original Hockey Lace Belt family held a viewing party with their friends to celebrate their deal in The Den. Their website received over 7000 hits in the day and a half following the show and a few thousand online orders from St. John's, Newfoundland to California. And they are selling many more belts through their retailers who are already restocking to keep up with the holiday demands. Hockey Lace Belt received inquiries from a small Home Hardware to hockey teams in Sweden who are all interested in the belts. Jim, Arlene and Bruce have helped Jack and his family to set up meetings with new retailers and licensors and they've even received an invite to the gifting suite at the NHL All-Star game in January.
And what about the now famous pink Bunny? Tyler and Jordie at Retrofestive.ca watched the show at home with family and friends and had a good laugh. Their web traffic surged by more than 100%, and they're happy to have many more followers on Twitter and Facebook. Tyler reported "we were deluged with inquiries via phone and email from across Canada" -- and by the time you read this they'll be sold out of Moose Mugs!
The Liquid Hot Chocolate duo has been hard at work since their taping this past spring and with the help of Jim they were able to find Excel Talent, an agency to represent the boys. Since then, Caleb and Lars Krohn have become the faces of Epic Jr., a trendy kids store in their hometown of Kelowna. They also recently performed at the CBC Culture Days event in Vancouver. We expect to hear more from this dynamic duo in the future - to find out more check out their website at www.calebandlars.com
And a little update from Side Stix, the forearm crutches, who appeared in Episode 9. After the show one of their customers submitted this very cool video - watch and see how Sidestix are helping people :