Episode 1

Image for Episode 1Not currently available on BBC iPlayer

Episode 1 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

Britain's hottest entrepreneur Richard Reed, the smoothie behind Innocent drinks, is on the hunt for the next generation of start-up superstars. He has set aside up to a million pounds to invest in big ideas. From the 500 hopefuls who pitched everything from bubblegum-flavoured chicken to state-of-the-art drink dispensers, Richard selects the first three bright ideas he is willing to risk big money on. But when he puts these young guns through their paces, will any of them have done enough to win his backing?

More episodes

See all episodes from Be Your Own Boss


Series Producer
Juliette Murray-Topham
Series Producer
Juliette Murray-Topham
Series Producer
Juliette Murray-Topham


BBC TV blog: See what it takes

Richard Reed

“Switch the telly off and go get started on your business plan instead”

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss