Dragons’ Den 2018 Audition Tour Coming to Kingston

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Dragon’s Den will be holding open auditions in Kingston on Friday, February 23rd as they tour the country looking for the next big thing to be featured on the successful CBC television series.

Local auditions will take place  on the 23rd between 10am and 4pm at Ambassador Hotel (1550 Princess Street) in the Ottawa Room.The auditions are first come, first serve.

Michele Romanow
Queen’s University alumna, Michele Romanow

Successful candidates who advance to appear on the show may end up pitching to Dragon and Queen’s University grad, Michele Romanow (Sc’07, MBA’08).

Michelle launched her first business while at Queen’s in 2006: the Tea Room, a zero-consumer-waste coffee shop.

She went on to create more businesses that included co-founding Buytopia.ca, one of Canada’s top daily deal sites.

The Queen’s University alumna has been featured on the list of 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, and she was the only Canadian chosen by Forbes as one of the top 20 most disruptive “Millennials on a Mission“.

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DRAGONS’ DEN is calling on all aspiring entrepreneurs to present their business pitches for a chance to be featured next season on CBC.

Beginning in Toronto on February 10, auditions will be open to the public, as producers hit the road visiting Canadian cities coast-to-coast in search of the country’s best business ideas in need of a Dragon investment.

A full list of audition dates and cities are listed below, venues, timing and additional information can be found online via the DRAGONS’ DEN website.

The audition tour welcomes participants of all ages, with businesses at any stage of development.

Hopeful entrepreneurs should prepare to pitch their concept to the DRAGONS’ DEN producers in five minutes or less. If they show the producers they have what it takes to pitch in the Den, they could be invited to Toronto to face the Dragons.

Prospective pitchers are encouraged to apply online and bring a completed application form to the audition.


DRAGONS’ DEN is one of the most successful Canadian unscripted programs and is currently in its 12th season. In addition to its success on air, DRAGONS’ DEN is also a hit online, boasting an active and engaged online community and averaging more than 450,000 page views per month. Full episodes and
exclusive behind-the-scenes content can be viewed at cbc.ca/dragonsden.

DRAGONS’ DEN is filmed at the CBC Broadcasting Centre in Toronto and airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC. Tracie Tighe is executive producer and Molly Middleton and Yette Vandendam are senior producers. Dianne Buckner hosts.

Find the show online at:

CBC.ca/dragonsden || Facebook || Twitter

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