What is Junior Dragons' Den?

Junior Dragons’ Den is a student business competition open to students throughout the East Kootenay, West Kootenay, and North East region of British Columbia. In 2017 students competed for over $7,000 in cash prizes to be used for business start-up, business expansion, or future tuition. In 2018 students have until Feb 28 to register to compete in one of the following categories:

  • Junior – Grades 7-10
  • Senior – Grade 11-12
  • Post-Secondary – College/ University/ Trades

How Does it Work?

Students apply by submitting a business concept paper. The top five submissions from each category will be assigned a mentor from the local business community. The mentor will assist with everything from start-up considerations and marketing to coaching & presentation skills.

Each qualifying contestant will have a short video filmed by the Junior Dragons' Den crew. The video will be used in their region’s live show as their "elevator pitch" as they present their idea to a judging panel of local business leaders (a.k.a. Dragons). The top two presenters in each age category win cash prizes and awards and advance to the Junior Dragons’ Den Championship in Trail BC on Saturday May 5, 2018 at the Charles Bailey Theatre.

Good luck to all the young entrepreneurs out there and see you at the show!