Student Entrepreneurs Compete in Annual Dragon’s Den Event
Sheridan entrepreneurs recently had the opportunity to compete head to head at the annual Dragon’s Den event hosted by the Sheridan Business Council at the Davis campus. Students are encouraged to share their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of judges in the quest of securing the Dragons “investment”.
“The Sheridan Business Council brought the Dragons’ Den this year to further push students into being more confident about their skills, and what they can do. We believe in entrepreneurialism, and that the Sheridan community has a lot to offer.” said Munif Fadhl one of the main organizers for this years event.
This years Dragons consisted of Professors John MacRae, John Cooper, Francis Fasanu and Allan Linklater. “One thing I believe we were all looking for was an underlying entrepreneurial spirit, balancing the students’ creativity and imagination, with a feasible and profitable business idea. We were all impressed with the variety of business pitches and the enthusiasm of the presenting students and the audience members who were there in support of their peers.” Said John Cooper.
The Dragons’ Den concluded with Adam Bellisario, a GBM student, winning the first prize, and setting an example for how students can strive to plan their future business or career. The Sheridan Business Council will host the Dragons’ Den as a yearly event, and will hope to see more and more Sheridan students being motivated to compete.
Meet the Student Entrepreneurs
Program: Global Business Management, 4th Year
Business Idea: Energy efficient gas piping
Ali Al Shirawi
Program: Paralegal, 1st Year
Business Idea: Heat/cold resistant clothing
Program: Business Administration Marketing, 3rd Year
Business Idea: Cakery, custom cakes, cupcakes and goodies
Program: Business Administration Marketing, 2nd Year
Business Idea: Clothes tailoring service