DIT Hothouse Participant Appears on Dragon’s Den

The founders of iFoods.tv, one of the current participants in the DIT Hothouse programme for entrepreneurs, appeared on the latest edition of BBC TV’s Dragon’s Den this week to try and secure further funding for their venture.

Niall Harbison, one fo the co-founders of iFoods.tv

Established by chef Niall Harbison and his partner Sean Fee, iFoods.tv is a website which provides free online video recipes with professional chefs and a social community for food lovers. 

iFoods has over 130 free high quality, professional video cooking tutorials presented by iFoods’ chefs Niall Harbison and Pieter Plaetinck and guests, as well as a host of social networking functions and the ability for members to upload their own foodie content.

Based in the Digital Hub in Dublin, iFoods.tv has been a participant in Hothouse since October 2007. DIT Hothouse is a year-long comprehensive support and incubation programme for entrepreneurs with technology-based business ideas. 

The programme offers participants a number of supports including incubation space, management development training, strategic business counselling and access to an enterprise and investment network.

Niall Harbison, has cooked for many of the worlds most famous people over the years including Bill Gates, U2 and Victoria Beckham, to name a few. Niall, commented “Before I got back to Europe to start iFoods.tv I hadn’t heard of the Dragon’s Den, as I’d been on superyachts in the Caribbean for 3 years, but everyone I spoke to said if we were ever looking to raise money we should give it a try, so we did”.

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