Everything you need to know about the judges of Dragons’ Den

The champion investors who judge the hit CBC show’s would-be entrepreneurs have a lot to say, and they’ve said it to us

Now entering its 10th season, CBC’s Dragons’ Den has brought entrepreneurial ideas—and more than a few entertaining misfires—into the living rooms of the nation. The Dragons in question are some of Canada’s most seasoned business leaders, and some of the most colourful. Over the years many of them have appeared in the pages of Canadian Business to share their insights. Here are our favourite pieces of Dragon lore from the archives:

The rise and fall and rise of Michael Wekerle

A second act for Bay Street’s wild child

Manjit Minhas is the biggest beer baron you’ve never heard of—yet

She runs one of the country’s largest homegrown breweries, but most have never heard of her. That’s about to change

Jim Treliving on how to get along with your business partner

CBC’s longest-serving Dragon talks about Boston Pizza, cracking new markets and why he’ll never, ever wear jeans on the job

Michele Romanow on how to pick a winning new product idea

The BuyTopia cofounder says the secret is not investing too heavily in any one idea

Freshii founder Matthew Corrin on leadership, David Letterman–style

The 33-year-old founder and Next-Gen Den judge started with no restaurant experience but has grown the chain to 100-plus locations in 12 countries

Arlene Dickinson talks about The Big Decision

The Dragons’ Den star on taking the challenges of small business to the small screen.

Re-enter the dragon

Banished from the CBC, Brett Wilson proves you can’t keep a good investor down. Or at least off of television.