Community Futures Thompson Country to host Junior Dragons Den in 2019
Students are required to submit a concise business concept for a product, service or existing business for a chance to compete.
Community Futures Thompson Country (CFTC) is pleased to announce that they will be bringing Junior Dragons Den to Kamloops in 2019. Modelled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den”, where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business idea to a group of potential investors, Junior Dragons Den is a Community Futures led business competition open to students from Grade 7- University in four different regions of British Columbia.
Students are required to submit a concise business concept for a product, service or existing business for a chance to compete. Top candidates are then shortlisted and matched with a mentor from the local business community. At this point, competitors work with their mentors to complete a one-page business plan with detailed financials and prepare their 2-minute pitch for the live show. Submissions are evaluated based upon finances, marketability and the live pitch and audience voting counts for 20% of the grade awarded to each competitor. Winners then advance to compete in the British Columbia Junior Dragons Den Provincial Championship.
Community Futures Thompson Country joins the Junior Dragons Den team to host what will become the 4th regional competition throughout BC starting in 2019. “The calibre of business concepts presented in past years has been amazing and we feel that this initiative is a great fit for Kamloops’ academic, business community and entrepreneurial spirit”, stated Blair Gray, General Manager of Community Futures Thompson Country in Kamloops. “The other regional competitions are in the West-Kootenay Boundary, North East British Columbia and East Kootenay regions of the province,” stated Gray.