Today we're thrilled to announce three new Dragons for Season 10 — Manjit Minhas, Michele Romanow, and Joe Mimran! Get your first glimpse at all three Dragons in the video above!
Fashion and retail icon Joe Mimran, e-commerce powerhouse Michele Romanow, and alcohol and spirits success story Manjit Minhas will join returning Dragons Jim Treliving and Michael Wekerle for new episodes in Fall 2015.
What will these Dragons bring to the Den? Watch our first interviews with them below and find out!
She trained as a petroleum engineer but the barrels she's built her fortune on are full of beer. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, 34-year-old Manjit Minhas is the co-founder and co-owner of Minhas Breweries and Distillery. In 1999, Manjit was 19 years-old when she and her brother launched their first beer in Alberta. Manjit sold her car to help fund that venture. Now, they’ve built that business into a group of companies that had excess of $155-million in revenue last year. Find out more about Manjit!
This year Michele Romanow was a Dragon in Next Gen Den. Next year she'll be moving to Dragons' Den. You can watch her now in nine and counting episodes of Next Gen Den! Michele Romanow is an engineer by trade, but a serial entrepreneur by nature. She is 29 years old, but don’t let her age fool you - this Dragon is an e-commerce powerhouse who already has four businesses under her belt. Find out more about Michele!
Long known as an arbiter of taste and design, Joe Mimran brings his finely honed skills to the den to weigh in on Canada's best business ideas. Mimran is among Canada’s leading fashion pioneers. Throughout his storied career he has founded and built brands that helped define the industry landscape, including Joe Fresh, Club Monaco, Alfred Sung, Caban and—with his wife, Kimberley Newport-Mimran—Pink Tartan. Find out more about Joe!
Along with the addition of these two new Dragons, we say goodbye to Vikram Vij, who will be leaving the show to focus on his growing restaurant business and frozen food line Vij’s at Home. In his time in the Den, Vij made deals with several new businesses. He’s now looking forward to introducing a new a Vancouver-based flagship restaurant and expanding his frozen food sales further into eastern Canada.