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98. From Credit Card Debt to Securing Two Dragon's Den Investors
5th June 2024 • Women On The Rise with Jen Blandos - Powered By Female Fusion • Jen Blandos
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Zoë Chapman's Incredible Entrepreneurial Journey

Join Jen as she interviews Female Fusion member and London-based entrepreneur Zoë Chapman, the inventor of The Whizzer. She talks about how she built her business, inventing a product, finding factories to work with and what it's really like to pitch your product and business on the BBC's Dragon's Den. Watch this space, because Zoë's invention is about to take the world by storm!

Episode Highlights:

  • How Zoë came up with the idea The Whizzer while potty training her son on the go
  • The challenges of getting startup funding and manufacturing as a high-risk female founder
  • Lessons learned from numerous pitching experiences, including her successful Dragon's Den pitch
  • Balancing entrepreneurship and motherhood, and overcoming self-doubt
  • Strategies for breaking into new markets and getting The Whizzer onto store shelves

About Zoë Chapman

By the age of 24, Zoë had already worked her way up in the London Stock Exchange, despite a hidden story of homelessness, years of domestic abuse, and multiple suicide attempts due to her mental health. As the daughter of a musician turned small business owner, she only had the experience of struggling to make a career out of your passion. Yet, after inventing the world’s smallest toilet while potty training her son and providing end-of-life care for her father, years later, in the midst of a global pandemic and unfunded, she decided to give entrepreneurship a go and bring her invention to market.

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