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Where young entrepreneurs test their wings!

What is Dragons’ Nest?

Dragons’ Nest is a program where students become entrepreneurs, right in the classroom, igniting enthusiasm and engagement for all students.

 
Supported by business mentors, teachers guide their students to create, develop and launch a real venture in class. Students develop entrepreneurial skills as they create innovative ideas of a product or service to meet a market need. In doing so, program participants become socially responsible by donating proceeds to a charity in their community. At the conclusion of the program students submit their ventures through a video pitch where finalists are selected to face our panel of Dragons at the Dragons’ Nest Finale.

The Dragons’ Nest program aligns directly with the Ontario Secondary Business Curriculum BBI, BDI, BOH, BDV and ties in with BTT, BMI and BBB.

Dragons’ Nest is currently available in the GTA.  
 
SAGE Canada
SAGE Canada

Top ventures win auto-entry to The Launch Zone’s Summer Company with up to $3,000 to support their venture.

SAGE Canada provides workshops to finalists to prepare them to face the Dragons
 

How does it work?

  1. Teachers register online and get matched with a business partner.
  2. Students vet and choose a charity and create a business venture.
  3. Business teachers can share and use curriculum-linked resources via Dragons’ Nest Moodle.
  4. Option to submit a video pitch and be judged by our panel of Dragons at the Dragons’ Nest Finale.

Dragons’ Nest provides students with hands-on experience and skill development through:

  • Developing entrepreneurial thinking, and hands-on business and social enterprise skills
  • Strengthening 21st century skills including project management, creative problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, business financial literacy and go-to market skills
  • Experiential learning opportunities guided by  business mentorship, and developing and launching entrepreneurial ventures
  • Learning how to present, market and sell ideas, to a panel of business experts at the Dragons’ Nest Finale
  • Exposure to potential career pathways
Dragons' Nest registration
 
For more information, contact:

Sue Pfeffer
Dragons' Nest
National Program Manager
(416) 440-5111


Special thanks to our partners:

 

Bank Of Montreal
 
Province of Ontario