FIDC were delighted to attend a Dragon’s Den session organised by Year 6 students from the Infant and Junior School & Camp Education on the 22nd of March.

Year 6 are currently learning about persuasive writing, creating pitches for investment for a new product based on the Dragon’s Den concept. Louise Ellis, Acting Managing Director was invited to attend the session as one of four Dragons. The rest of the Dragon panel consisted of Elaine Way (FICS), Hamish Wylie (Seafish (Falklands) Ltd) and Ismael Aravena (CDS).

Six student pitched their ideas for a new biscuit business to the Dragons: Amelia, Sophie, Renata, Thomas, Esme and Oliver. The students were all confident in their pitch presentations, displaying excellent persuasive writing and knowledge of their product. All pitches were successful in securing the funding required in some form. Sophie was the overall winner of the session, with Tom and Renata very close runners up.

Renata said, “It was a great experience and helped with my confidence”

Tom commented, “The dragons asked some really tough questions”

Winner Sophie says, “My nerves almost got the better of me. But I did it and now feel great”

FIDC would like to congratulate all six students on their enthusiasm and exemplary attitude.

Louise says, “It was a great experience to spend time with some of our future potential entrepreneurs.”

About the FIDC

FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies.

To help drive sustainable economic growth and assist in the creation of new jobs and opportunities, FIDC provides various forms of support and assistance to the Falkland’s business community.