March 07, 2016 - 11:30 AM
KELOWNA - Entrepreneurs looking for their big break could get when auditions for the popular TV show Dragons’ Den make a stop in Kelowna this week.
The audition tour regularly stops in Kelowna and this year is no different. Producers of the show will be in Kelowna on Thursday, March 10 to listen to five-minute pitches from aspiring entrepreneurs.
Businesses in all stages of development are welcomed and entrepreneurs should be prepared to pitch their concept in five minutes or less. The producers will then choose businesses to face the Dragons in Toronto.
The Dragons have changed over the years. The only original Dragon is Jim Treliving, Boston Pizza mogul and former Penticton resident, remaining in the Den.
The tour began earlier this month and ends in April and will hit 35 Canadian cities in an effort to find small businesses to pitch to the Dragons during next season’s show. Other B.C. stops include Victoria on Feb. 20, Abbotsford on March 4 and Vancouver on March 5. A previous stop was already made in Vancouver on Feb. 13 as well.
On March 10 the producers will listen to business pitches from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kelowna Campus of Okanagan College in the Centre For Learning E building. Businesses interested in applying must fill out the online application and auditions will be first-come, first-served the day of the event.
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