The founder and managing director of Leeds-based pub quiz technology firm Kwizzbit is set to appear on Dragons’ Den this Sunday.
Mark Walsh can be seen entering the den on BBC Two at 9pm on the 24th September. The entrepreneur will pitch to the panel of ‘Dragons’ in the hope of securing investment to accelerate business growth, as well as add additional experience and knowledge to the team.
Kwizzbit is a revolutionary web-based platform which combines the conventional elements of a traditional pub quiz with interactive digital entertainment.
Allowing users to host and engage in multiplayer quizzes via a smartphone, players compete for the fastest correct answer and receive feedback of the leaders to their device. Kwizzbit is cheat-proof as it does not give users the opportunity to search online for answers.
Walsh (pictured above) came up with the idea after recognising that the traditional pub quiz was “littered with problems of cheating and repetitive results”.
He launched the platform in 2016 and has since implemented the technology in more than 250 pubs across the UK, with plans to reach one million KwizzBit players by 2020.
In the upcoming episode of Dragons’ Den, viewers will hear about Walsh’s entrepreneurial journey – including the inspiration he received from his father and the motivation he now has as a father himself – to take his business to the next level.
He will also explain how his 20 years of experience in sales and marketing and his previous business successes led him to create KwizzBit.
Walsh has recently secured a contract to supply the platform to a firm which will roll KwizzBit out to staff training workshops nationwide. He now has ambitious plans to enter the learning and development market.