Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dragons' Den

Tonight I attended a special event hosted by the hit show Dragons' Den. They are in Vancouver for the next few weeks taking auditions for the upcoming 6th season. 
Small Business BC hosted the event at the very impressive Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (Woodwards Bldg) downtown. The evening has moderated by Dragons' Den Executive Producer Tracie Tighe, with guest speakers and Dragon Jim Treliving, surprise Dragon Guest Brett Wilson  and past pitchers Brian & Corin Mullins of Holy Crap breakfast cereal and Doug Burgoyne of FROGBOX.
The event focused on demistifying the journey of auditioning, preparing, pitching and post deal on the Dragons' Den. The panel offered lots of tips and stories of their experiences from past seasons. The last hour of the three hour event was open mic, and the audience had a chance to pepper the panel with some great questions such as how the Dragons measure valuation or what happens during post deal due dillegence. Auditioning for Dragons' Den is something my business partner and I are researching for a new business venture we are building at the moment, and we feel much more prepared now.
Auditions wrap up in March, so we are planning to give it a try in time if we can get our product ready in time. The business we are going to pitch is an eco business, and not part of Costless Express.
Stay Tuned!