Got an idea? Dragons' Den want to hear about it

The show is to return for an eighth season

Got an idea? Dragons' Den want to hear about it

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Entrepreneurs are being asked to submit ideas for a new season of Dragons' Den.

The show is to return to TV screens for its eighth series in Spring 2017.

In seven years, the Dragons have seen 415 pitches, invested in over 95 business with an investment figure of over €5m.

Returning to the Den are Barry O'Sullivan, Gavin Duffy, Alison Cowzer and Eleanor McEvoy - with the fifth and final Dragon to be announced.

A passionate food investor, Alison Cowzer is co-founder of Ireland's only large scale biscuit manufacturing company East Coast Bakehouse.

She believes in the support and development of fledgling Irish food businesses.

Limerick-born Eleanor McEvoy is founder and CEO of Northern Ireland's leading provider of low cost electricity, Budget Energy.

A serial entrepreneur, she believes if you hide from risk you hide from reward.

Technology entrepreneur and investor Barry O'Sullivan brings 25 years of Silicon Valley experience to the Den.

With Altocloud offices in California and Galway, his leadership has seen him revolutionise communications software.

And finally the master of the Den since 2009, leading communications consultant Gavin Duffy, is a serial entrepreneur.

With an extensive investment portfolio, he plays a leading role in nurturing Irish entrepreneurs.

People can apply online - the closing date is Friday, January 13th at 5.00pm.

Dragons' Den will be broadcast on RTÉ One.