CBC’s top rated unscripted television show Dragons’ Den recently announced its 14th season, and with it; tour dates across Canada. Halifax entrepreneurs will be pleased to hear the tour is once again visiting Halifax, NS, with auditions held at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED).
March 16th is set to be the big date. Auditions are set to take place from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and are offered on a first come – first serve basis! Auditions are set to take place at CEED, Suite 225, 7071 Bayers Road. Halifax, NS B3L 2C2.
Open to all ages and businesses, no matter the stage of development, this audition can afford the participant the on-look of millions of potential Canadian customers. Hopeful entrepreneurs will prepare to pitch their conception in five minutes or less, with a demonstration and Q&A to follow. Contestants who have what it takes will be invited to Toronto to showcase their business idea and face the Dragons, where the nation’s top ideas will be awarded funding.
An experienced host of Dragons’ Den auditions, CEED will be offering multiple services to eager entrepreneurs before, during and after presentations are made to show producers. Upon arrival, contestants in queue to present will be afforded an opportunity to run a mock presentation to CEED executives, in preparation for final auditions. CEED will be offering these trial runs free of charge with the goal of helping contestants eliminate hesitation and uneasy feelings.
“While contestants are waiting in line, we will offer a practice run in order to eliminate pre-presentation jitters and have contestants ready to think on their feet. We will also be judging these presentations with similar criteria to event judges, in order to give effective feedback. We hope participants will be able to take advantage of these offerings and do better because of them”
CEED will be offering practice pitches from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
While not offering equivalent fame and star-time as Dragons’ Den, CEED will be offering similar help to entrepreneurs. With loans, business advisors and workshops, CEED is more than well equipped to don entrepreneurs with enough information and expertise to develop their business without having the need for appearing on television.
For more information, visit the Dragons’ Den website