Here we are in series 16 of Dragons’ Den and you’re not quite a millionaire yet… time to find out how to apply for Dragons’ Den and make your idea reality!


You’re one embarrassing presentation away from making a business dream a reality.

Follow our below guidelines and apply for Dragons’ Den with ease.

Touker Suleyman - (C) BBC - Photographer: Screen grab
Touker Suleyman – (C) BBC – Photographer: Screen grab

Are Current Dragons’ Den Applications Open?


Applications are open on a rolling basis for the BBC2 show.

The Beeb will also reach out to some entrepreneurs and small businesses direct.

However, if you’ve got an idea in development, put yourself on their radar.

What Does the Dragons’ Den Application Ask?

It’s a simple application form.

Download, complete, and then either post or email it back to them.

They want to know what stage your product is at, how much investment you’re asking, and how much it’s worth.

You’ve got to be honest at every stage – they will check – so there’s a standard criminal background check. They ask about your previous business experience too, so you’ll get plenty of chances to show off your brilliance.

Screen Shot: Dragons Den series 16, episode 12
Screen Shot: Dragons Den series 16, episode 12

What Happens After Applying to Dragons Den?

They’ll do some research into you and your company before making a decision. But remember: the producers’ decision is final.

Filming takes place in Manchester, so you’ll have to travel there and film for a whole day if successful. This could be a weekday, but you can specify in advance if you can’t do certain dates.

Then it’s just a case of getting your presentation up to scratch and wowing those Dragons.

Easier said than done, right?

How To Apply for Dragons’ Den?

Get yourself to the BBC website – a quick Google search for Dragons’ Den application will get you straight to the right page. Download the form and off you go.

Alternatively, simply click this link and the correct form will automatically download.

All we ask in return is 72% share of business and assets… good luck!


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