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Lion’s Den unleashed, offering a €6,000 prize package for one courageous Dublin Start-Up Food and Beverage Producer

Posted on: 01 Jul 2024

Bradley: The Brand Agency announces its Lion’s Den 2024 competition for Food & Beverage Producers, in collaboration with Dublin Food Chain is now open for applications.

Calling all Dublin start-up food and beverage producers: Lion’s Den competition, organised by Bradley: The Brand Agency is back. Seven years running, this year they’re offering Dublin’s start-up food and beverage producers the chance to pitch their product and win a €5,000 prize package of agency spend with Bradley: The Brand Agency - with digital strategy, creative, evaluation and mentoring, plus €1,000 digital ad spend.

Bradley: The Brand Agency, the leading agency in brand development for Irish SMEs and family-owned businesses are accepting applications at www.lionsden.ie until 3rd August 2024. Shortlisted candidates will have the unique chance to pitch their product live on stage to a panel of “Lions” (industry experts and proven entrepreneurs), and an audience.


Taking place on Wednesday 25th September 2024 in Dublin - venue TBC. Andrew Bradley, Founder and Director of Bradley: The Brand Agency, the organisers of Lion’s Den event, encourages start-up producers from across the capital to seize this opportunity: "We champion SMEs and owner-operated enterprises at Bradley. Our team are
really looking forward to seeing the range of applicants this year and supporting those shortlisted in pitching for a prize that will help develop their business.


This year’s Lion’s Den winner will receive digital strategy, creative, advertising spend and evaluation along with insights and mentoring from our team throughout. We’re supporting and elevating start-ups, forging a community of Lion’s Den alumni, a priceless network for all former and future participants."


James Burke, Network Manager at Dublin Food Chain emphasises the network expanding opportunities for the producers at Lion’s Den: “For the second year we’re working with Bradley: The Brand Agency to run Lion’s Den - a fantastic opportunity for Dublin’s producers to accelerate their growth in the market. We love to see growth in this sector, and to see start-ups recognised early in their journey! It’s always a great showcase of some of the best in business and is not to be missed.


The four Local Enterprise Offices in the Dublin area, who support Dublin Food Chain, have an extensive array of supports for new producers starting out, and a competition like Lion’s Den is yet another business support for new food and drink producers.” If you’re up to the challenge, you can apply to pitch at www.lionsden.ie.


To be eligible, applicants must be owner-led businesses in Dublin with a viable food or beverage-related product.
Applicants must be trading between one and three years, and be available to present in person on stage on Wednesday 25th September 2024, held in Dublin. For more information see www.lionsden.ie or @lionsdenevent_ @bradley.brandagency for regular updates on Instagram