Press Release: FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE DEN, CANADIAN STUDENTS PROVE THEY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRAGONS

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The Canadian fan-favourite DRAGONS’ DEN special returns this fall with a fresh crop of young entrepreneurs who mean business. Airing Wednesday, November 12 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), the bar continues to be raised as six-year-old Mya Prehn enters the Den to become the youngest entrepreneur ever to  face the Dragons.

In what has consistently been the show’s highest-rated episode, this season’s student special features a wide range of young entrepreneurs bold enough to test their businesses out on the Dragons. From Vancouver-based students pitching a homemade solution to a high-tech problem, to two graduates from Toronto with a unique fitness website, to four young brothers from Alberta and their socially conscious food line, there is no shortage of innovative business ideas for the Dragons to consider. The special also catches up with last season’s Nana Osei to see how his socially responsible eyeglass business has developed over the past year.

The Dragons continue to be blown away by the impact the show has had on student entrepreneurs across the country and the calibre of businesses Canadian youth are capable of creating. David Chilton offered the following advice for students considering developing a business concept: “Younger entrepreneurs often don’t know what they don’t know and, strangely, that’s a good thing. Their lack of experience allows them to bring fresh approaches and their curiosity often leads to creativity breakthroughs. And, of course, the energy of youth is a huge asset. Get an early start down the road less travelled!”

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