Local Entrepreneur Forum

'Community of Dragons' supporting local enterprise

What’s the LEF?

Imagine a bigger, more inclusive, community-driven version of Dragon’s Den:
meeting who you need to meet. 
Three or four local entrepreneurs or growing businesses which meet important criteria, pitch to an audience made up of members of the local community – who become the Community of Dragons.  The Dragons respond with offers of investment – investments of time, business experience, skills, introductions to networks, tweets, baked cakes, lunches and sometimes, money.


Do you want to pitch or could you be a friendly dragon in Torbay?

The 2019 inaugural event at the Lucky 7 Club was spectacular. Pitching and receiving buckets of support were Pankind, Mindmaps Wellbeing, and Gaia Coffee.

Join us in November of 2022 for this warm, friendly and fun event, which everyone in the community the opportunity to participate in supporting the kinds of enterprises they’d like to see in Torbay.  We’re now looking for pitchers.  Get in touch!


It’s been working in Totnes, South Devon for the last 8 years, helping to launch and grow a number of wonderful local businesses.

It’s worked in places like Brixton, London, where it led to the creation of a local bank.

It’s also been working in Isumi Japan, Decorah, Iowa, in Frome, Somerset and in Hebdon Bridge, Yorkshire.


And now, it’s working in  Torbay…

Community of Dragons…