Sunday, January 27th at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV
DRAGONS’ DEN is celebrating the New Year with a brand new episode – on a brand new night.
This is the Year of the Dragon, and for the Den it signifies more deals, more heat and more drama as the country’s fiercest investors dig deep into their wallets to support some of Canada’s best entrepreneurs. Win or lose, the pitchers appearing on the show continue to reap the benefits of the “Dragons’ Den Effect,” experiencing dramatic jumps in sales and other incredible business growth opportunities.
The five Dragons in the Den are:
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. Chilton has been a devoted fan of DRAGONS’ DEN since its debut and looks forward to backing strong entrepreneurs who brave the Den this season.
Bruce Croxon, Internet Mogul
Croxon is an active investor, advisor and start-up champ who co-founded one of the best-known online dating websites in the world, Lavalife.
Arlene Dickinson, Marketing Maven
One of Canada’s most renowned independent communications entrepreneurs, Dickinson is CEO of marketing firm Venture Communications, a creative powerhouse with a blue-chip client list.
Kevin O’Leary, Investment Guru
The Bay Street Bigmouth and television pundit started his fortune selling educational software and now manages O’Leary Funds, his own mutual-fund company.
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 property, sports and real-estate investments.
“Highest rated Canadian unscripted program on television”
DRAGONS’ DEN is the highest rated Canadian unscripted program on television, with an average audience of over 1.4 million Canadians each week. In addition to its success on-air, DRAGONS’ DEN is also a hit online, boasting an active and engaged online community averaging more than 650,000 page views per month. Full episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes content can be viewed at cbc.ca/dragonsden.
DRAGONS’ DEN is filmed at CBC and airs Sundays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and encores Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television. Tracie Tighe is Executive Producer; Lisa Gabriele and Mike Armitage are Senior Producers. Dianne Buckner hosts.