SOME entrepreneurs may have left the Den empty-handed – but went on to build their rejected ideas into businesses far bigger than the dragons'.
Keir Carnie could be the latest after his plastic-free chewing gum just landed a huge supermarket contract. His plant-based Nuud gum ultimately didn't land the £50,000 investment that he asked the dragons for, with Deborah Meaden fearing that big markets would ruin the company's prospects.
Since appearing on the BBC show, Carnie has proved her wrong by bagging a huge deal that will see Nuud sold in 260 Waitrose stores across the UK.
But even that megabucks-breakthrough is dwarfed by some of the staggering success stories from ideas that were rejected on Dragons' Den. £1.8billion blunder The biggest.Read more on thesun.co.uk