Now entering its 10th season, CBC’s Dragons’ Den has brought entrepreneurial ideas—and more than a few entertaining misfires—into the living rooms of the nation. The Dragons in question are some of Canada’s most seasoned business leaders, and some of the most colourful. Over the years many of them have appeared in the pages of Canadian Business to share their insights. Here are our favourite pieces of Dragon lore from the archives:
A second act for Bay Street’s wild child
She runs one of the country’s largest homegrown breweries, but most have never heard of her. That’s about to change
CBC’s longest-serving Dragon talks about Boston Pizza, cracking new markets and why he’ll never, ever wear jeans on the job
The BuyTopia cofounder says the secret is not investing too heavily in any one idea
The 33-year-old founder and Next-Gen Den judge started with no restaurant experience but has grown the chain to 100-plus locations in 12 countries
The Dragons’ Den star on taking the challenges of small business to the small screen.
Banished from the CBC, Brett Wilson proves you can’t keep a good investor down. Or at least off of television.