Sharmin and Ali Habib, the sister-and-brother team behind Umay, reveal what it was like to seek investment in their eye-health and relaxation company on Dragons' Den. And we check in on a couple of other Edmonton companies that have pitched their businesses on TV.
Here are the relevant links for this episode:
- Sharmin Habib
- Ali Habib
- Their pitch on Dragons' Den
- Umay sets sights on future after Dragons' Den offer
- Umay gets ready to enter the Dragons' Den
Other entrepreneurs who have pitched on TV
- Claire Theaker-Brown's pitch on Dragons' Den
- What it was really like to film Dragons' Den: all your behind-the-scenes questions answered
- Unbelts earns Best for the World designation from B Lab
- A tour of the new Unbelts space
- Indigenous Box
- Bears' Lair
- Mallory Yawnghwe discusses her experience on Bears' Lair
- Indigenous entrepreneurs on the rise in Alberta
- Sept. 30 is Canada's National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Many thanks to our title sponsor, Innovate Edmonton, as well as to Alberta Blue Cross for support of this episode.
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