Dragons’ Den Audition Tour Kicks Off In Preparation Of New Season

CBC's hit reality series is going into its 11th season.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

It’s time for all aspiring entrepreneurs to get their business pitches ready for a chance to be a part of Dragons’ Den‘s incredible 12th season on CBC. This February, producers will once again head coast to coast on a multi-city audition tour in search of the country’s best businesses in need of a Dragon investment.

As in previous years, auditions will be open to the public, kicking-off in Toronto on February 11th in the Barbara Frum Atrium at CBC’s Toronto headquarters (250 Front Street West). A full list of audition dates and cities are listed below, and venues 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.

Producers will be on the lookout for entrepreneurs in the following cities:

Feb. 11 – Toronto, ON
Feb. 15 – Fort McMurray, AB
Feb. 15 – Richmond, BC
Feb. 15 – North Bay, ON
Feb. 16 – Edmonton, AB
Feb. 17 – Nanaimo, BC
Feb. 17 – Windsor, ON
Feb. 18 – Calgary, AB
Feb.18 –  London, ON
Feb.18 –  Vancouver, BC
Feb. 22 – Collingwood, ON
Feb. 23 – Belleville, ON
Feb. 24 – Kingston, ON
Feb. 25 – Barrie, ON
Feb. 25 – Montreal, QC
Feb. 25 – Ottawa, ON
March 1 – Grand Prairie, AB
March 1 – Oshawa, ON
March 2 – Fredericton, NB
March 3 – Abbotsford, BC
March 3 – Charlottetown, PE
March 4 – Halifax, NS
March 4 – Hamilton, ON
March 4 – Vancouver, BC
March 9 – Waterloo, ON
March 9 –  Kelowna, BC
March 11 – Calgary, AB
March 11 – Victoria, BC
March 15 – Guelph, ON
March 17 – Quebec City, QC
March 18 – Montreal, QC
March 22 – Regina, SK
March 24 – Saskatoon, SK
March 25 – Niagara Falls, ON
March 25 – Winnipeg, MB
April 1 – Toronto, ON

Dragons’ Den is one of the most successful Canadian unscripted programs and is currently in its 11th season.

Photo: CBC/Dragons’ Den