In the "Cave of the Lions" people are to be supported with exciting business ideas or innovative inventions, which lack the necessary capital and know-how to realize them. In the show you will meet potential investors who will present their ideas in a business pitch.
In the German adaptation of the Japanese founder show, the young entrepreneurs meet five investors, to whom they present their idea. Among them are the Turkish tour operator Vural Öger, the teleshopping beauty expert Judith Williams, the founder of the eponymous adventure gift portal Jochen Schweizer, the early-stage investor Frank Thelen and Lencke Wischhusen, the federal chairman of "The Young Entrepreneurs". Behind the scenes, the start-up entrepreneurs are accompanied by Amiaz Habtu.
Overall, the "lions" during the first season, so VOX betrays in advance, invest after persistent negotiations around two million euros in new projects. The ideas presented range from personalized love songs to eco-friendly purses and rolling candy bags.