Dragons' Den (Canada)
|Presented by||Dianne Buckner|
|Starring||Kevin O'Leary (Season 1-present)
Jim Treliving (Season 1-present)
Arlene Dickinson (Season 2-present)
Bruce Croxon (Season 6-present)
David Chilton (Season 7-present)
Robert Herjavec (Season 1-6)
Laurence Lewin (Season 1-2)
W. Brett Wilson (Season 3-5)
Jennifer Wood (Season 1)
|Opening theme||"Put Yer Money Where Yer Mouth Is" by Oasis|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||7|
|No. of episodes||113|
|Production company(s)||Sony Pictures Television|
|Original channel||CBC Television|
|Original run||October 3, 2006 – present|
Dragons' Den is a Canadian television reality show, based on the internationally franchised Dragons' Den format which started off the Japanese Version.   in which aspiring entrepreneurs pitch business ideas to a panel of venture capitalists in the hopes of securing business financing. The show debuted on October 3, 2006 on CBC Television. It is hosted by Dianne Buckner.
- Kevin O'Leary (Season 1-present), co-host of CBC News Network's business news series The Lang and O'Leary Exchange. O'Leary is the former president of The Learning Company, which was sold to Mattel for $4.2 billion in 1999. He is also on Shark Tank.
- Jim Treliving (Season 1-present), a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer and co-owner of Boston Pizza and Mr. Lube.
- Arlene Dickinson (Season 2-present), the owner of Venture Communications, a marketing company with offices across Canada.
- Bruce Croxon (Season 6-present) is a founder of online dating website Lavalife and owner of Vida Wellness Spas and Partner of Round 13 Capital Investment Firm
- David Chilton (Season 7-present) is the author of the famous The Wealthy Barber books.
- Robert Herjavec (Season 1-6), founder of an IT security firm that he sold at the height of the dot-com bubble for over $100 million. Currently head of IT security firm "The Herjavec Group". He can still be seen on Shark Tank.
- Laurence Lewin (Season 1-2), co-founder of La Senza, a chain of lingerie shops with more than 310 stores throughout Canada, and, through corporate licensees, a further 320 stores operating in 30 countries around the world. Lewin left the show for health reasons and died on November 12, 2008. The show broadcast a dedication in memory of him on November 17, 2008.
- W. Brett Wilson (Season 3-5) is a founder of FirstEnergy Capital Corp, and part owner of the English football team Derby County. Minor Partner in NHL's Nashville Predator team. During his time on the show, he brokered more business deals than any other Dragon on any version of the show worldwide. Said to be the most philanthropically-minded of the Canadian Dragons, he has been involved in numerous charities and participated in a CBC staff video for the online It Gets Better Project. Wilson left the show following season 5. In interviews following the announcement of his departure, Wilson criticized the show's producers for sticking to a format that favoured "abuse" and "criticism", rather than offering constructive guidance and feedback to potential entrepreneurs. He subsequently announced his own entrepreneurship-themed series, Risky Business, to air on Slice.
- Jennifer Wood (Season 1) is an executive in Canada's beef industry. Her career in the cattle business began in 1990, and she now owns a 6,500-acre (26 km2) ranch with over 20,000 head of cattle.
|Season||Episodes||Start Date||End Date||Dragons|
|Season 1||8||October 3, 2006||November 22, 2006||O'Leary, Treliving, Herjavec, Lewin, Wood|
|Season 2||10||October 1, 2007||December 3, 2007||O'Leary, Treliving, Herjavec, Lewin, Dickinson|
|Season 3||12||September 29, 2008||December 15, 2008||O'Leary, Treliving, Herjavec, Dickinson, Wilson|
|Season 4||21||September 30, 2009||March 30, 2010||O'Leary, Treliving, Herjavec, Dickinson, Wilson|
|Season 5||20||September 22, 2010||March 30, 2011||O'Leary, Treliving, Herjavec, Dickinson, Wilson|
|Season 6||22||September 14, 2011||June 3, 2012||O'Leary, Treliving, Herjavec, Dickinson, Croxon|
|Season 7||20||September 19, 2012||April 14, 2013||O'Leary, Treliving, Dickinson, Croxon, Chilton|
- O'Leary, Kevin (2012). Cold Hard Truth on Business, Money & Life, Random House, page 8, ISBN 9780385671767
- Wilson, W. Brett (2012). Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes, Penquin Books, page 122, ISBN 9780670066940
- Harris, Bill (February 28, 2011). "CBC unveils new "Dragon's" star". TorontoSun.com. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- Cox, Jennifer (March 21, 2012). "David Chilton New Dragon On Dragon's Den". CraveOnline.com. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- "Robert Herjavec departs Dragon's Den". CBC.ca. March 13, 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- "Dragon's Den - Season 3, Episode 8 - Nov 17, 2008". CBC.ca. November 17, 2008. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
- Lilley, Brian (March 1, 2011). "CBC loses star over sticky rules". TorontoSun.com. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- Wells, Jennifer (March 17, 2010). "Brett Wilson: The Dragon with a heart". TheStar.com. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- Leong, Melissa (February 28, 2011). "W. Brett Wilson leaves Dragon's Den with a challenge". NationalPost.com. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- Lederman, Marsha (April 20, 2011). "Former Dragon Brett Wilson starts Risky Business". TheGlobeandMail.com. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- "CBC's Dragon's Den wins best reality TV prize". CBC.ca. June 14, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- Shark Tank (TV series) American Version of the Dragons Den Series, whose panels of "Sharks" also contain Kevin and Robert