Update: Aspiring Entrepreneurs Invited to Dragons’ Den Auditions

Published on: 2020/03/24 - in News

Dragon’s Den will be holding open auditions in Kingston on Wednesday, March 25 as they tour the country looking for the next big thing to be featured on season 15 of the successful CBC television series.

UPDATE:  In light of the growing concerns around COVID-19, producers have decided to move forward with replacing its in-person auditions with scheduled virtual auditions through video calls or phone calls. All interested entrepreneurs and businesses are still encouraged to apply.

Producers will be looking at our online applications and reaching out to select applicants to schedule a virtual audition. Although there is no hard deadline we encourage those interested to apply as soon as possible.

Original article continued:

The local auditions will take place between 10am and 4pm at the Ambassador Hotel’s Ottawa Room, 1550 Princess Street.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business owners to come down and pitch their business concept for the chance to appear on national television,” says the show. “We would love to see as many people audition as we can!”

Michele Romanow
Queen’s University alumna, Michele Romanow

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

While a student at Queen’s here in Kingston, Romanow launched the Tea Room, a zero-consumer-waste coffee shop, before moving on to co-found Buytopia.ca, one of Canada’s top daily deal sites, along with other successful businesses. In 2017, the Queen’s alumnae was named one 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.

A full list of audition dates and cities, venues, timing and an application form can be found at the DRAGONS’ DEN website. The show also offers a ‘Cheat Sheet‘ with information on how to prepare for your audition.

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


DRAGONS’ DEN is one of the most successful Canadian unscripted programs and has produced 14 seasons of entertainment and investing.Full episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes content can be found at cbc.ca/dragonsden.

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