Kelowna's Second Slumber will appear on Dragons' Den in early November

Locals enter Dragons' Den


A second company from B.C.’s Interior has been able to get time in front of the Dragons’ Den entrepreneurs.

Second Slumber, which repurposes and resells lightly used mattresses, will appear on the CBC show on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. and Okanagan College is hosting a watch party to celebrate.

Second Slumber’s founder and CEO Scott Amis, and Rick Maddison made their pitch to six Dragons in May, and it will be revealed during the broadcast if any of them were interested in investing in the company.

“When Rick and I walked onto the set it was pretty surreal,” Amis said in a press release. “There are cameras everywhere. Lights shining in your eyes, and people you have only seen on TV are staring back at you.

“It would be a tough setting for most, but we practised our pitch hundreds of times and had friends tear it apart, so we felt ready. There are lots of entertaining moments that I think people will appreciate as the Dragons were in kind of a goofy mood.”

The Okanagan College watch party will also serve as a fundraiser for the mental wellness of students.

“We are thrilled to have the event hosted at Okanagan College and see what our pitch looks like for the first time,” said Maddison, a former OC professor. “Many of our Second Slumber staff are current students or alumni, and prior to Second Slumber I was teaching marketing at OC.

“So it’s a special place for our scrappy and kind company. We can’t wait to party with all those who supported us and continue to do so.”

Kamloops inventor and creator Nicole Duff will pitch her business, SlyPod, during the Dragons’ Den episode that airs this Thursday (Oct. 27).

Tickets for the Okanagan College watch party can be found here.

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