Dragons Den

'Everybody Else ... They're The Bad Guys'

HuffPost Canada TV | Bryan Cairns | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada TV

Swimming with sharks has never been so entertaining -- or profitable -- like it is on "Shark Tank." The reality series finds aspiring entrepreneurs...

New Blood On 'Dragons' Den' This Time Around

HuffPost Canada TV | Denette Wilford | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada TV

Changing up the cast of "Dragons' Den" is nothing new. The hit CBC series has seen its share of Dragons throughout the years, but with the departure o...

Taking a Leap From the Kitchen to the Dragons' Den

Vikram Vij | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Living
Vikram Vij

On October 15, I make my debut on CBC's Dragons' Den as one of two new members of the Dragons team. I'm very proud to be included in such an incredibly illustrious line-up of respected business people and to take my place alongside them on such a great show.

What Kevin O'Leary Gets Wrong About Business

Jason Clemens | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Business
Jason Clemens

Kevin O'Leary has created an entire persona around a sort of modern-day Gordon Gekko. O'Leary is fond of and famous for employing phrases like "it's all about the money," "people only care about money," and "money makes the world go round." To put it mildly, this is a superficial, even one-dimensional understanding of markets.

Consider This Before You Cheer CBC Cuts

D.K. Latta | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada
D.K. Latta

When I defend the CBC, it's because I'm defending the idea of Canadian culture and identity and I see the CBC as, for now, a necessary part of that. But when people criticize the CBC, I suspect it's part of a deeper and far more, well, insidious agenda that stretches well beyond public broadcasting.

Kevin O'Leary Went Off On TV Again. It Was Awkward

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Business

One person's economic justice is another's economic catastrophe. The outgoing star of CBC's "Dragon's Den" Kevin O'Leary appeared on CNBC's "Squawk...

Behind the Scenes with Mark Cuban and Kevin O'Leary

Dustin Sproat | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada TV
Dustin Sproat

I took some punches from Mark Cuban on the set of Shark Tank while pitching an app, but it's turned out to be a very positive experience. Here are a few lessons learned from the whole experience.

Why Did Dragon's Den Go From Transfixing To Train Wreck?

Ward Anderson | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada
Ward Anderson

The general feeling is mean-spirited now. It's sneering and snide. Crass insults from people taking very little risk who now mock people who are risking it all. What was once about dreamers with big ideas looking for a little help in the right direction has just become a parade of bankers, asking what's in it for them and then rolling their eyes at anything that isn't a surefire hit.

Canada Just Moved One Step Closer To Getting Rid Of Kevin O'Leary

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada TV

Canada just moved one step closer to removing Kevin O'Leary from the airwaves. The man who thinks the massive gulf between rich and poor is "fanta...

Worst Dragons' Den Audition Ever

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada

"Dragon's Den" has fielded some truly terrible pitches, but none as hilarious (or as Canadian) as this one. Beer-swilling Newfoundlanders Clyde Tob...

Why Dragons' Den is Saving Business

Dustin Sproat | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Business
Dustin Sproat

I recently came across Darrell Kopke's article denouncing the Dragons' Den and its American parallel, Shark Tank for their promotion of a "pitch-first" attitude to entrepreneurship. Kopke claims this approach is "killing businesses," however, there are two fundamental problems with this conclusion.

Why 'Dragons' Den' is Killing Business

Darrell Kopke | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Darrell Kopke

Much as I like the intertwining of inspiring stories, witty repartee, and gong show ideas -- I don't watch 'Dragons' Den' or its American equivalent 'Shark Tank.' These shows, in my opinion, are misleading a generation of entrepreneurs into believing that the end game is a financing, not a business.

'Dragon's Den' Auditions Coming To B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Have you always wanted to be on "Dragon's Den"? Maybe you've got the next hot business idea? Well, now's your chance! The popular CBC show is seeki...

'Dragons' Den': The Next Generation

Denette Wilford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada TV
Denette Wilford

The student episode of "Dragons' Den" is just one of five specials this season (the others being a holiday special, the Second-Chance show, an Update episode and an all-new Canadian-themed hour). But it's the fan-favourite student special that's the one to watch.

Vancouver App Wins Over A Dragon

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

What does it take to win over a Dragon? Three Vancouver entrepreneurs just found out. Dustin Sproat, Kyle Hagel, and Kamil Sikorski created a hocke...

Get Ready To Enter 'Dragons' Den' Again

HuffPost Canada TV | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 09.20.2013 | Canada TV

Canadian entrepreneurial fans, get set to enter the Den again. "Dragons' Den" returns on Wednesday, October 2 at 8 p.m. ET (8:30 NT) with 20 all-ne...

CBC Fall TV 2013-14: Something Old, A Lot Of New

HuffPost Canada TV | Denette Wilford | Posted 08.29.2013 | Canada TV

Unlike the other Canadian networks, CBC doesn't have to wait to hear what the American nets have picked up, so every year the national broadcaster is ...

Sun News Network Shows Its Hypocrisy

Werner Patels | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada
Werner Patels

Anything that has a market should be allowed to remain in business. But that's the problem: Sun News doesn't have a market even though, contrary to the misinformation peddled by the broadcaster, it is literally available to any Canadian who's willing to subscribe to a cable or satellite service that carries the channel

Get Inside 'Dragon' Arlene Dickinson's Head

HuffPost Canada TV | Robin Tarnowetzki | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada TV

The finale of CBC's hit entrepreneurial show, "Dragons' Den," airs this weekend, and in it, the audience gets to see inside the Dragons' lives for the...

'RHOV' & 'Dragons' Den' = True Love?

HuffPost Canada TV | Robin Tarnowetzki | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada TV

Love is in the Canadian reality show air. Or so it seems. Mary Zilba of "The Real Housewives of Vancouver" went on a date with Brett Wilson, former...

Your Start-Up Business: Behind the Scenes of Dragon's Den

Karen Geier | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada Business
Karen Geier

This week, I spoke with an entrepreneur who has achieved the Canadian Dream. In 2010, Barb Stegemann walked onto a soundstage on the 10th floor of the CBC building in Toronto to pitch her business: a perfume company which sourced its ingredients from Afghanistan.

Your Start-Up Business: A Dragon's Tips on the Big Pitch

Karen Geier | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Business
Karen Geier

I sat down with Bruce Croxon from Dragon's Den and Round 13 Capital to talk about his perspective on the state of funding. We speak about some of the biggest traps people fall into when pitching venture capitalists.

Tapping The Private Sector For Social Programs

CBC | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada Impact

The federal government is on the right track when it comes to tapping private companies and non-profits to help run social programs, says a leading Ca...

Small Business, Huge Impact

Arlene Dickinson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Business
Arlene Dickinson

October 15-19 is Small Business Week in Canada and this really is a very special year for me. This year I've partnered with Scotiabank to help shine a light on the important issues and challenges businesses in Canada face today. I've had a lot of experience on both sides of the business table and I'm really looking forward to getting a conversation started with entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders from across the country.

Rebrand: Kevin O'Leary's One Note is Getting Old

Kerry Harris | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Business
Kerry Harris

Dear Kevin O'Leary, building a personal brand takes time and I must start this note by congratulating you for the work that you have done thus far! But, there's just the little, tiny, smallest of small challenge of you being universally known as a one-note wonder, an annoying, small man with a huge ego -- that could be an issue. Trust me, Kev, I am sure that with some humility, good deeds and follow-through we can put some gas in your tank and start to build that ever-important legacy brand.