Junior Dragons’ Den

Junior Dragons’ Den is coming back to the Elk Valley and looking for young entrepreneurs to get their business idea off the ground.

Junior Dragons’ Den is coming back to the Elk Valley and they are looking for more talented young entrepreneurs to get their business idea off the ground by competing in 2017!

Modelled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den”, students from Grades 7 to post-secondary level pitch their business idea to a group of potential investors. The East Kootenay competition takes place in Cranbrook on April 24 and the winners go on to compete against the West Kootenay in the finals, hosted in Trail May 6.

Submissions are evaluated based on finances, marketability, the product or service idea and the plan presented.  Businesses can range anywhere from the idea phase to already existing.

Junior Dragons’ Den started as a West Kootenay-Boundary wide student business competition three years ago, and has now expanded throughout the Kootenays with two regional competitions and a championship.

Community Futures East Kootenay is proud to be hosting our second regional competition in Cranbrook this year and growing into the Columbia Valley and Golden after a successful inaugural competition in 2016. “The calibre of business concepts presented in past years has been amazing and we feel that this initiative will be a fantastic opportunity for students, said Isabelle Simard, Chair of Community Futures East Kootenay. “We’re excited that in 2017 Junior Dragons’ Den will include all of the communities that CFEK serves.”

Be sure to check out www.juniordragonsden.com for all the registration details, as well videos from past winners on www.facebook/juniordragonsden.com to get those creative juices flowing.