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Pioneers News:V Festival, Dragon's Den & Crowdfunding with a twist.

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Pioneers News:V Festival, Dragon's Den & Crowdfunding with a twist.

It's an exciting time for Pioneers with startups winning investment on Dragon's Den, new business opportunities in the VFestival VIP lounge and two Pioneers launching very different crowdfunding campaigns.



The bald dream


Pioneers Saúl Palazuelos and his best friend/business partner Alex of Yummi App have launched a crowdfunding campaign with a twist - they promise to shave their hair for business funding.


The duo said: "We want to create our startup that helps small & medium food businesses survive and adapt to the new social and technological needs by creating an app that make them promote in a visual, simple & fun way to consumers, we both want to make our dream come true and with your support we will achieve it and to show how committed we are, we bet all our facial hair!"


To find out more about Yummi App and their crowdfunding campaign visit their Indiegogo page - the bald dream.



Your bright ideas: AudioWings


Carl Thomas of Audiowings - the winner's of the People's Award at Pitch to Rich 2014 - has also launched a crowdfunding campaign. With it, you not only get to own a pair of Audiowings headphones but also buy a stake the company itself. Watch the video below and visit the Audiowings crowdcube page to find out more.




Male grooming company required for V Festival VIP lounge


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There's an urgent opportunity for a male grooming company to come to V Festival 2014 and take care of guests in the VIP lounge. If you're interested and would like more information email pioneers@virginmedia.co.uk with a link to their website.



Skribbies win investment on Dragon's Den


Congratulations to Pioneer and Pitch to Rich semi-finalist Jennifer Duthie of Skribbies who won investment on Dragon's Den. The entrepreneur received a £60,000 investment from Linney & Hoppen in an episode which was aired on Sunday.


The programme was actually filmed in April during the public vote for Pitch to Rich semifinalists.  Read more on her winning pitch to the Dragon's in the Blackpool Gazette and you can listen to her interview on BBC radio below.




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