CBC show Dragons’ Den, which gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of Canadian business moguls, is holding open auditions across the country for its fifteenth season.

Notable Dragons include Michele Romanow and Arlene Dickinson.

The audition tour is open to participants of all ages with businesses at any stage of development. Entrepreneurs should prepare to pitch a concept to the Dragons’ Den producers in five minutes or less. Auditions are not mandatory to be on the show, but are highly encouraged.

If entrepreneurs show the producers they have what it takes to pitch in the Den, they could be invited to face the Dragons in Toronto. Auditions will be held in 21 cities across Canada. Notable Dragons include Clearbanc co-founder and president Michele Romanow, and CEO of District Ventures Arlene Dickinson.

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Producers recommended that participants make the pitch as clear and concise as possible. More information on how to prepare for auditions is offered in the Dragons’ Den cheat sheet.

The full tour dates include:

  • Toronto, ON- February 29 and March 28
  • Hamilton, ON – March 4
  • Victoria, BC – March 5
  • Edmonton, Alta. – March 5
  • Vancouver, BC – March 7 and March 8
  • Calgary, Alta. – March 7 and March 8
  • Ottawa, ON – March 7
  • Oshawa, ON – March 11
  • Collingwood, ON – March 12
  • Saint John, NB – March 12
  • Kelowna, BC – March 12
  • Abbotsford, BC – March 14
  • Niagara, ON – March 14
  • Halifax, NS – March 14
  • Regina, SK – March 18
  • Saskatoon, SK – March 19
  • Winnipeg, MB – March 21
  • Montreal, Que. – March 21 and March 22
  • Kingston, ON – March 24
  • Barrie, ON – March 26
  • Waterloo, ON – March 27

Image courtesy Dragons’ Den

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