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April 2, 2009
Entrepreneurs enter the Dragons’ Den at City Hall
Dianne Buckner, host of CBC Television’s Dragons’ Den, and Toronto’s Robert Herjavec, a successful entrepreneur and “angel” investor, will share their expertise with local entrepreneurs at a special event to be held at Toronto City Hall.

Buckner and Herjavec will share the dos and don’ts of pitching business ideas to investors. Experts will be on hand to provide entrepreneurs with specific information on business valuation, business planning, market sizing, and pitching techniques for their own businesses. Attendees will also have an opportunity to apply to audition for season four of CBC Television’s Dragons’ Den.

The event is a partnership between the City of Toronto’s Enterprise Toronto office and CBC Television.

Date: Tuesday, April 7
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Rotunda, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

For more information or to register for the event, visit or call 416-395-7416.

Enterprise Toronto provides services and programs for Toronto’s entrepreneurs and small businesses including business plan consultations, free seminars, business name registrations and BizPaL. Enterprise Toronto is part of the Business Services Section within the City of Toronto, Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Division.

Dragons’ Den gives budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of wealthy businesspeople, otherwise known as the Dragons, on national television. The prize is real money and real investment from the Dragons’ own pockets. Auditions for the fourth season are currently underway. The final Toronto audition takes place on Saturday, April 18. For further details or to apply online, visit

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Katherine Roos, Small Business Manager, Enterprise Toronto, 416-395-7474, e-mail:
Alison Stokes, Media Profile, 416-504-8464



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