There be Dragons

It’s beginning to look like a CBC love-in on the North Island.

  • Feb. 18, 2012 8:00 a.m.

It’s beginning to look like a CBC love-in on the North Island.

In addition to shooting a segment of its new show, The Big Decision, in Port Hardy, producers of the hit show, Dragon’s Den, will be in town looking for entrepreneurs to pitch their products.

Producers of Dragon’s Den hit the road Feb. 10 for cross-Canada audition tour, with more than 40 stops along the way.

The show offers entrepreneurs from across the country a chance to face the Dragons in a bid to score some high-powered financial backing.

Open auditions are in Port Hardy Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Quarterdeck Inn & Marina Resort, 6555 Hardy Bay Rd.

No experience is necessary and participants of all ages are encouraged to audition. In fact, after a highly-rated All-Student special in Season Six, Dragon’s Den continues to seek young entrepreneurs who think they have the money-making chops to take on the savviest business tycoons in the country.

All interested entrepreneurs should be prepared to pitch their business in under five minutes. If they can convince Dragon’s Den producers they are ready for the limelight, they could be invited to face the Dragons when the upcoming season is filmed in Toronto.

Candidates are asked to apply online and bring a completed application form to the audition.

As well, Dragon’s Den and Shell Canada partnered for a special Future Now energy innovation episode airing June 3.

Finalists will pitch their energy innovations to the Dragons, and the winning pitch will receive $100,000 from Shell Canada to help make their idea a reality. For more details, including a full list of audition tour cities and dates, visit cbc.ca/dragonsden.