Junior Dragons’ Den is coming to Nelson!
Submissions are evaluated based on finances, marketability, the product or service idea and the plan presented.
Junior Dragons’ Den is coming to Nelson and we’re looking for talented young entrepreneurs throughout the West Kootenay and Boundary area who want to get their business idea off the ground.
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 West Kootenay competition takes place in Nelson, April 20, and the winners go on to compete against Cranbrook 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 Central Kootenay is proud to be hosting the 4th West Kootenay Boundary regional competition in Nelson. “The calibre of business concepts presented in past years has been amazing and we feel that this initiative complements Nelson’s business community and entrepreneurial spirit very well,” stated Andrea Wilkey, Executive Director of Community Futures Central Kootenay.