Dragons’ Den premieres September 14 with new dragon

DRAGONS’ DEN, Canada’s highest-rated entertainment program, returns to CBC Television on Wednesday, September 14 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) with a brand new Dragon ready to scorch – or support – the country’s newest crop of would-be entrepreneurs.

Best known as co-founder of the wildly successful Internet dating website Lavalife, Bruce Croxon remains an active investor in new digital ventures as well as owning Vida, a chain of high-end holistic health and wellness spas on the West Coast of Canada.

In the sixth season, five Dragons are ready to make or break the dreams of aspiring entrepreneurs:

Bruce Croxon, Internet Mogul – Croxon is an active investor, advisor and start-up specialist who made his mark as the co-founder of Lavalife, the hugely successful online dating service.

Arlene Dickinson, Marketing Maven – Dickinson is one of Canada’s most renowned independent communications entrepreneurs and CEO of marketing firm Venture Communications, a creative powerhouse with a blue-chip client list.

Robert Herjavec, Technology Titan – Head of leading IT firm The Herjavec Group, Herjavec emigrated from Croatia and is living the classic ‘rags-to-riches’ story after selling his companies to make a fortune.

Kevin O’Leary, Investment Guru –The Bay Street Bigmouth and co-host of CBC News Network’s LANG & O’LEARY EXCHANGE started his fortune selling educational software, and now manages O’Leary Funds, his own mutual-fund company.

Jim Treliving, Franchise Baron – This former RCMP officer, with 40 years of franchising experience helming companies such as Boston Pizza and Mr. Lube, also manages a portfolio of multi-million-dollar real-estate investments.


DRAGONS’ DEN is the top-rated Canadian entertainment program on television, and two-time Gemini Award winner for Best Reality Program, with more than 1.5 million Canadians tuning in each week. In addition to its success on air, DRAGONS’ DEN is also a hit online, boasting an active and engaged online community. Full episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes content can be viewed at cbc.ca/dragonsden. DRAGONS’ DEN is filmed at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto, ON and airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television. Tracie Tighe is Executive Producer and Lisa Gabriele is Senior Producer. Dianne Buckner hosts.

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