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Taming the Dragon 2022

Published on: 14/12/2022

Back for its tenth consecutive year, the Taming the Dragon event took place at the University of Lincoln last month, with four businesses pitching their ideas to a panel of four ‘dragons’ in the hope of snapping up a business investment deal.  

The Lincolnshire Investment Network, part of Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub, teamed up with Streets Chartered Accountants, British Business Bank, Lincolnshire Business Angels and NatWest Bank to deliver the prestigious ‘Taming the Dragon’ event for its 10-year anniversary. The highly-anticipated business event was held in front of a live audience on 17th November. 

Pitching first was Sam Fells with her essential oils business, Breaze Health. Breaze utilises the power of essential oils to create natural, holistic remedies for common health problems such as hay fever and allergies. 

The second pitch came from Claire Siemaszkiewicz, whose business, Totally Intertwined, pioneers digital-first publishing; providing romance authors with everything they need to get their books to market and establish a platform to reach their readers. 

Next was Dhruv Ranpura and Neel Thakrar, founders of tuck, an app which enhances the way hospitality businesses connect with their customers. tuck was started to help businesses get better access to technology and improve their visibility. The app has also revolutionised traditional loyalty schemes that often take too long for customers to earn and instead embraces cashback incentives. 

The closing pitch came from Luke Pulford; Director of TCC who have created a fully automated, cloud-based, AI-driven data analysis and capture system.  

The audience were then delivered an enlightening presentation from previous winner, Leo Scott-Smith, founder of award-winning deep-tech start-up business, Tended. 

After a period of deliberation, representatives declared Sam Fells from Breaze Health to have delivered the best pitch and presented her with a cash prize of £1,000.  


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