Dragons Den

My Journey Into The Dragons' Den

Patrick Harrison | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Business
Patrick Harrison

On April 29, 2015, I entered the Dragons' Den at the CBC studios in downtown Toronto, armed with my business pitch and my two fellow knights, to fight for a business idea I had invested in for the last eight years, with two million dollars and the dream of making a difference in the lives of desk jockeys everywhere.

STEM Education: The Era Of Leadership In Disruptive Science

Doina Oncel | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Business
Doina Oncel

The answer to empower the next generation of men and women entrepreneurs, innovators and their ideas by putting real-world challenges in front of them and not limiting creativity is expanding and supporting the culture of STEM initiatives.

Top 10 Universities In Canada For Future Entrepreneurs

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Business
UniversityHub.ca

Entrepreneurship has swept across Canadian universities as more and more Millenials become determined to bring their ideas into reality. Shows like Dragon's Den have gained popularity, and encouraged a newfound fascination for new ventures.

Keep Your Financial House In Order Like A Business Guru

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Living

Start small, be reasonable and build your equity.

An Entrepreneurial Reality TV Shopping Guide for Buying Baby Gear

Joanne Sallay | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Parents
Joanne Sallay

When entrepreneurial reality shows first hit the networks, I was totally hooked. Many of the inventions featured are family focused, unique to the market, and solve problems for parents. Here are three companies whose baby gear caught my eye and ended up in my online shopping cart because of reality television.

'Dragons' Den' Adds 3 New Faces, And 2 Are Women

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Business

The den won't quite look the same when season 10 premieres.

Joe Fresh's Joe Mimran Has A Brand New Gig!

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Style

Looks like Joe Mimran already has a new project on the horizon! Following his departure from Joe Fresh, the Canadian designer will be joining the u...

The Den Could Lose Over Half Its Dragons

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Business

Arlene Dickinson has left her chair empty. "The Wealthy Barber" author David Chilton has laid his verbal clippers to rest. Restaurateur Vikram V...

Awesome Sh*t Club Is Giving Away Money As Long As You Have A Great Idea

Kris Constable | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Kris Constable

People would pitch us whatever awesome thing they would do with money. Whoever won, would get the entire pot of cash, no strings attached. Awesome Shit Club was born. I thought that since our beer consumption encouraged the name and concept that the event would die or at least stay underground, but it's had the opposite effect.

El Mocambo Saved By Michael Wekerle Of 'Dragon's Den'

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Music

The El Mocambo, one of Canada's most historic music venues, was to take its final bow tonight, Nov. 6. But reports of the ElMo's death proved greatly ...

'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 12.07.2014 | 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...