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The dragons are coming to Saskatoon

TV show seeks aspiring entrepreneurs
Reported by Bre McAdam
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Producers of the hit CBC show Dragons' Den will make a stop at the Edwards School of Business in Saskatoon on Friday as part of their Canadian auditions.

They are looking to select innovative and creative business ideas for the upcoming season.

Host Diane Buckner says between 200 and 300 people will be chosen to appear on the show.

"The best pitches of course are tight and bright, you know, you get to the point, you make it a compelling business case of 'oh I've got to hear more about this,'" said Buckner, who has reported with CTV and CBC. She has had a focus on business throughout her career with Venture and Fortune Hunters.

People can drop by the school between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday to make their pitch to the panel of producers.

"There's not a firm time limit, people can get a little more time if they've got a demonstration to do. And I would encourage people it's a good idea to show your idea in a visual way."

The Dragons' Den aims to give aspiring entrepreneurs with a good pitch the cash and the know-how to make their dreams become a reality.

Buckner said this season also includes a new contest for the best energy-saving ideas, complete with a $100,000 prize.