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Dragons' Den appeal to Manx entrepreneurs

Dragons' Den
Image caption On the programme entrepreneurs can ask for a cash investment in return for equity in their business

Isle of Man entrepreneurs are being encouraged to apply to take part in the next series of BBC Dragons' Den.

Producers of the ninth series are hoping to hear from anyone with a business idea or invention, who is looking for investment.

Film-makers hoping to embark on a new project or put a script into production are also being asked to come forward.

Last year the millionaire investors offered money to 17 entrepreneurs from around the British Isles.

The rules of the programme state that entrepreneurs can ask for cash investment in return for equity in their business.

However, they must get at least the amount they ask for or they will walk away with nothing.

The Dragons will listen to a pitch for any type of business but they have to believe that it requires investment and will make money before they'll back it with their own cash.

New dragon, Hilary Devey will join Duncan Bannatyne, Theo Paphitis, Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones for the new series, when it returns to BBC Two later this year.

Anyone wishing to apply can do so on the Dragons' Den website.

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