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Dragons' Den (HD) (DV)

Dragons' Den (HD) (DV)

Entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to get investment finance from The Dragons - six multi-millionaires who have the knowledge and experience to turn worthwhile ideas into incredible fortunes.

Arlene Dickinson, Vincenzo Guzzo, Lane Merrifield, Manjit Minhas, Michele Romanow and Jim Treliving.

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Dianne Buckner hosts, and your Dragons include:

Arlene Dickinson is one of Canada's most renowned entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. As president and CEO of Venture Communications, her creative and strategic approach helped turn a small Calgary-based agency into one of Canada’s largest independent marketing firms.

Vincenzo Guzzo is the President and CEO of Cinemas Guzzo, the number one operator in Quebec and the third largest movie exhibitor in Canada. Guzzo also helms Le Groupe Guzzo Construction Inc., one of the most successful general contracting outlets in Quebec. Most recently, Vincenzo has become a restaurateur, opening a chain of trendy Italian pork sandwich locations called Porchetta as well as wood fire pizzerias.

Lane Merrifield is the creative genius and virtual game-changer behind Club Penguin, the world's largest children’s social network. Before he was 30, Merrifield sold it for $350-million and accepted his next challenge as one of the youngest executive vice presidents at the Walt Disney Company. Back home in Kelowna, BC, he launched FreshGrade, a learning assessment tool that is currently being used in 80% of school districts across Canada. One year later, he founded Wheelhouse, an organization that invests in and supports early-stage techcompanies and entrepreneurs.

Manjit Minhas is the co-founder and co-owner of Minhas Breweries and Distillery. Though trained as a petroleum engineer, she has become a specialist in brand development, marketing, sales management and retail negotiations, having been recognized for several business industry awards such as PROFIT magazine's "Top Growth Entrepreneur", Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs in Canada, Calgary's Top 40 under 40, Chatelaine Magazine's "Top Entrepreneur Woman of The Year 2011" and The Sikh Centennial Foundation Award 2014.

Michele Romanow is the co-founder of Buytopia.ca - one of Canada's top daily deal sites, recently ranked #3 on Canada's list of fastest growing companies. Featured on the list of 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, Forbes also chose Michele as the only Canadian to rank as one of the top 20 most disruptive "Millennials on a Mission."

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

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Original broadcast: Fall 2006

This program belongs to the following categories:

  • Lifestyle & Human Interest

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