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Dragons' Den (HD)

Dragons' Den (HD)

DRAGONS' DEN is back with two new Dragons! This fall, restaurant magnate Vikram Vij and the reigning rock star of Canadian finance, Michael Wekerle, will join the panel of multi-millionaire investors on Canada's top-rated entertainment show. DRAGONS' DEN returns with 20 new episodes, where each week, entrepreneurs have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pitch their business idea to financiers with the cash and the know-how to catapult companies to commercial success.

This year, the competition has never been more fierce as all five Dragons battle it out for the best business ideas in the country. This season features special episodes including a heart-warming "Family Edition" featuring brothers and sisters, parents and children and husbands and wives, all hoping to welcome a Dragon investor into their family. Back again is the fan-favourite "Student Special" where some of the country's youngest entrepreneurs enter the Den with a few lessons of their own. Also returning is the popular "Second Chance Special" where a few lucky entrepreneurs get a second shot to score a deal. The season finale will celebrate success by showcasing the Dragons' greatest achievements as well as their most successful investments in the Den.

Dianne Buckner hosts, and your Dragons include:

Vikram Vij, Culinary Kingpin will begin this fall - Restaurateur Vikram Vij has been dominating the West Coast food scene for more than a decade. Born in India, Vij left home at 20 to begin his culinary journey abroad. In 1994 Vij opened his first restaurant, Vij's, in Vancouver, to critical and commercial acclaim, and since then, he and his wife have opened two additional restaurants, as well as a gourmet food truck, and launched a line of pre-packaged curries available in grocery stores across the country.

Michael Wekerle, Finance Phenom will begin this fall - As the reigning rock star of Canadian finance, Michael Wekerle made his fortune investing in tech and media companies. Most recently, Wekerle founded and was appointed CEO of the merchant banking firm Difference Capital, where he oversees a vast investment portfolio that runs the gamut from Virgin Gaming to Mark Wahlberg's burger franchise, Wahlburgers.

David Chilton, publishing powerhouse - Chilton is a former stock broker and author of the personal finance book The Wealthy Barber, ranked as Canada's all-time best-selling book, having reached 10 per cent of Canadian households. He's also had incredible success as publisher and president of a series of low-fat cookbooks under the Looneyspoons brand.

Arlene Dickinson, marketing maven and one of Canada's most renowned independent communications entrepreneurs and sought after speakers, Dickinson is CEO of marketing firm Venture Communications, a creative powerhouse with a blue'chip client list. Arlene recently founded an online network exclusively for entrepreneurs, called YouInc.com.

Jim Treliving, franchise baron - This former RCMP officer has 40 years of franchising experience with both Boston Pizza and Mr. Lube. He also manages a portfolio of multi-million dollar sports and real-estate investments.

(High Definition where available)

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Original broadcast: Fall 2006

This program belongs to the following categories:

  • Lifestyle & Human Interest

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