Friday, April 04, 2008

Dragon Alert!

Canadian entrepreneurs, start your engines! Dragons’ Den is back, and on the road again.

Producers for the third season of CBC-TV’s Dragons’ Den are fanning out across the country this month and next to audition contestants for the show. Potential "pitchers" must have a promising business idea and be able to handle rejection and ridicule (not from the CBC staff, most likely, but from the Dragons themselves).

Here’s the newly released audition schedule:
Prince George, BC - April 7th at Prince George Civic Centre
Kingston, ON - April 8th at St. Lawrence College
Regina, SK - April 9th at Paul J. Hill School of Business, University of Regina
Saskatoon, SK - April 10th at Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan
Winnipeg, MB - April 12th at CBC Winnipeg
Toronto, ON - April 12th at CBC Toronto
Kitchener, ON - April 12th at The Accelerator Centre
London, ON - April 16th at Richard Ivey School of Business
Kelowna, BC - April 16th at Rotary Centre
Calgary, AB - April 18th &19th at Fairmont Palliser
Vancouver, BC - April 18th location TBD
Ottawa, ON - April 19th location TBD
Edmonton, AB - April 21st at CBC Edmonton
Victoria, BC - April 21st at Royal Roads University
Thunder Bay, ON - April 28th at Valhalla Inn
Sault Ste. Marie, ON - April 30th at Water Tower Inn
Montreal, QC - May 2nd location TBD
Moncton, NB - May 5th location TBD
St. John's, NL - May 5th at CBC St. John's
Cornerbrook, NL - May 8th location TBD
Charlottetown, PEI - May 8th at CBC Charlottetown
Halifax, NS - May 10th at Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development

I'm disappointed to see Summerside PEI has been dropped from the schedule this year, but hey, they've added the Soo! (See multiple Soo posts over the past week.)

I'll be helping out again at the Toronto audition on April 12. So if someone says, "Hi, my name's Rick and I'll be your interrogator this afternoon," you'll know it's me.

For audition details, click here
This year you can also "pitch" online. Click here for details.

For Sean Wise's instructional video on pro pitching, click here.
And click this way for my 2007 PROFIT column on my "Two Days in the Den."

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