AN APP for amateur sports clubs, a new way of tackling insomnia and a platform for the commercial property sector were the ideas that interested investors at the latest Dorset Business Angels pitch evening.

The Dragon’s Den-style events, held several times a year, bring fledgling businesses before a panel of investors to seek funding.

Dorset Business Angels chairman Don McQueen said: “The quality of pitches was fantastic, certainly very inspiring and providing some incredibly interesting investment opportunities that we will be pursing.

“Everyone was really engaged and the pitches brought about lots of discussion and interest from a packed room of investors. We are particularly keen to hear from new investors who are interested in joining our future pitch events which are gaining quite a reputation, not just in Dorset but across the UK.”

The four ideas put before the angels were:

* An app to help amateur sports club administer themselves effectively, including a messaging platform and software for organising and making payments. Several investors expressed interest in talking to the entrepreneurs.

* A formerly sleep-deprived businessman’s idea for Bluetooth headphones which can measure the wearer’s brainwaves and provide clinically-validated, relaxing sound when the person is struggling to sleep. Interest had been shown by the British Olympic swimming team, Premiere League football teams and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, the angels heard, and several investors expressed interest.

* A data-driven customer relations management (CRM) and market research platform for the commercial property industry. Backed by a team whose experience includes Rightmove, Hampton and M&C Saatchi, the system provides data maps which allows people to see the fee potential in an area based on deals already done. One investor expressed interest in meeting the founders again.

* An app which allows restaurants and other leisure businesses to share videos of their offering. The angels were impressed but none expressed an interest.

Dorset Business Angels hold their biennial conference on Friday, October 27, with several guest speakers including Jenny Tooth, chief executive of the UK British Angels Association. Tickets are at Eventbrite and details are at