IT entrepreneurs could once again be sipping Cristal through glass slippers if reports stating that the UK IT industry is returning to boom times are to be believed.
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According to industry figures, last year £1bn of venture capital money was invested in young IT firms in the UK - which could buy more than a few good times at your local Pizza Express.
However, not all IT start-ups are successful. This is mainly because some of the ideas are rubbish. In true Dragons' Den style, some IT ventures that failed to secure funding included a USB panic button, which office workers could press to hide their web surfing behind a work-related screen when a manager walks by.
Or how about the £50 cut-down PC for schools, which, following a product pitch demonstration, was revealed to be so cut-down that it could not run any applications. Eureka!