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Dragons' Nest

Dragons' Nest

A free experiential learning program available to high school students across Canada, Dragons’ Nest challenges students from Grades 9 and 12 to create a business venture right in the classroom.
Supported by business mentors and their teachers, students work together to create their own ventures, with funds raised going towards a registered charity of their choice. The program features teacher-friendly lesson plans and activities, and offers engaging classroom processes that reinforce teamwork, collaboration and critical thinking. Students are supported in the development of global competencies in business, entrepreneurship, and corporate social responsibility, preparing them for the future world of work.
At the conclusion of the program, students submit their business ventures through a video pitch. The program culminates in an opportunity for finalists to present and pitch their ventures to a panel of Dragons.

Tom Hyde, BMO’s Director of Strategic Initiatives in HR

"It’s incredibly fulfilling to see the students work through their business idea from one class to the next, They bring such energy and enthusiasm to the work and it’s amazing to see what they can accomplish."

Opportunities for students and teachers

  • Offers teachers engaging classroom processes that reinforce teamwork, collaboration and critical thinking
  • Provides easily accessible teacher resources
  • Enables students to develop global competencies in business, entrepreneurship, problem solving, critical thinking, character development and citizenship
  • Provides business mentors the opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise with students
  • Allows business mentors to inspire and encourage children to reach their potential

Dragons' Nest finale

Students pitch their business venture, developed in the classroom, at the Dragons' Nest finale.
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Thank you to our partners

Ceridian | EPCOR | Manitoba Ministry of Education and Training | Ontario Ministry of Education