I see by my site stats that lots of people are looking for more information on Dragons’ Den.
Click on the following links for lots more fire-breathing:
The PROFIT Magazine supplement on Season 2
(including my story following up with some of last year’s pitchers)
The Globe and Mail’s review of the show
Don’t forget to read the comments, including this one: “The fact of the matter is these 'Dragons' are basically taking advantage of young entrepreneurs who don't know any better…”
A Kitchener-Waterloo Record story about local entrepreneurs in the Den:
(Best quote comes from a local venture capitalist who says there are no Dragonesque put-downs in the real world of venture capital. "We are not scary or brutal at all," she says. "This (show) is good entertainment, but it almost does us a disservice."
"Kempton" reviews Episode 1 - pitcher by pitcher:
Dragons' Den's biggest fan writes, "I feel really sorry for John and Peggy and wish them all the best."
One of Monday night’s presenters has already blogged to complain about the editing of Dragons’ Den.
“It was really sad how they edited the program, and really didn’t get or try to get the concept of BikiniZero. It is actually quite simple …girls in bikini’s talking about the latest technology.”
From the Calgary Herald: “Dragon's Den devours dreams”
This CanWest story escalates the "feud" between badmouthing Kevin O’Leary and nice-guy Robert Herjavec (noted in my review yesterday): “Herjavec figures if he had encountered a potential investor like O'Leary early in his career, he would have quit long before he ever succeeded. "The thing that scares me about Kevin is for me he crosses the line," he says. "That would have crushed a guy like me."
DD insider Sean Wise blogs on the ratings for Episode 1.
“We were third in our time slot.”
UPDATE (Oct. 5): Toronto Star story profiling a winner from last year who not only got a deal on-air, but actually closed the deal and got some money. "I've tripled my sales in the last year," says Jennifer MacDonald.
Meet the Dragons
Enter the Dragon contest