17 year old budding entrepreneurs Matthew Hewston and Fergus Munday will present their ‘Squeazy’ invention on Dragon’s Den this Sunday at 9.30pm.
Both students of St Clare’s Comprehensive in Manorhamilton feature on the first of two special editions of Dragon’s Den showcasing emerging Irish entrepreneurial talent.
Hundreds of young students applied for the chance to take part in Junior Dragons’ Den, 60 showcased their ideas at an All Ireland Final held by Bank of Ireland with the top 20 winning the opportunity to pitch their business on Dragons Den!
Out of the 20 companies that made it to the Den, only a small number will receive mentorship from a Dragon along with a bursary of €2,000.
Squeazy is a game using the Cartesian Diver experiment, the objective of dropping and hooking the vessel inside of the bottle to a drip. Barry O’Sullivan thinks, “It’s incredibly addictive, so congratulations on that!”
Matthew Hewston told the paper that they both “really enjoyed the experience” of being on the Dragons Den. He said when they gave Squeazy to the dragons “they could hardly put it down.”
Squeazy won the Student Enterprise Awards last year, and it has gone from strength to strength since. This year they launched new packaging and are even hitting the wedding market!