8 B.C. success stories on Dragon’s Den

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Only 10 to 15 per cent of deals close after the show according to Dragon David Chilton, but that hasn’t stopped these trendy companies from succeeding in big ways, with or without a deal. Check out some of this season’s up-and-comers at the end of the list.

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8 BC Success Stories from Dragons’ Den

By Vancity Buzz

Only 10-15% of deals close after the show according to Dragon David Chilton, but that hasn’t stopped these trendy companies from succeeding in big ways, with or without a deal.

  • Hardbite Chips – S3, E4

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    You can find these delicious, trans-fat and gluten free Hardbite Chips in stores throughout Vancouver. The founder Sepp Amsier received a deal from Jim Treliving & Robert Herjavec of $350k for 50%.

  • Schnarped Hockey – S8, E20

    By Vancity Buzz

    An app to help you connect intimately with your favourite hockey players. Dustin Sproat & Kyle Hagel scored a deal with all 5 dragons. Download the app and pound Crosby, Toews or Condra.

  • Holy Crap – S5, E7

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    Brian & Corin Mullins from Sechelt, BC developed a non-GMO, gluten-free, organic, vegan cereal. Holy Crap has become popular internationally after being seen on the den despite being turned down.

  • Froot Guard – S4, E15

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    The Froot Guard doctors got a second chance with the Dragons after expanding their vision. They sealed a deal with Arlene Dickinson & W. Brett Wilson and expanded internationally. Hilarious pitch too.

  • CHI Uniforms & Apparel – S1, E4

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    Anges Dalisay pitched CHI, petite uniforms for women. The market was too small for the dragons, so NO DEAL. A determine Dalisay then turned CHI into a designer line for men & women of all sizes.

  • Love Child Organics – S8, E8

    By Vancity Buzz

    As the largest deal closed in the Canadian show’s history with Arlene Dickinson & David Chilton, Love Child’s baby food is being eaten up. They’re now partnered with Walmart and Shopper’s Drug Mart.

  • Saxx underwear – S2, E2

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    Trent Kitsch developed Saxx Underwear for men after a less than favourable experience on a fishing trip. He didn’t get a deal, but won the Viewer’s Choice award & with that expanded internationally.

  • Frogbox – S5, E13

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    The eco-friendly moving box company made a deal with Jim Treliving & W. Brett Wilson to expand across N. America. Frogbox has seen yearly growth and gives 1% of profit back to our amphibian friends.

  • Tangoo – S9, E??

    By Vancity Buzz

    Watch out for this startup on the next season of Dragon’s Den! Tangoo is the pocket concierge that recommends a personalized list of restaurants and venues based on your mood and desired experience.

  • Rosterbot – S9, E??

    By Vancity Buzz

    By teaming up with a former Canuck and Stanley Cup winner, Bret Hedican, how could Rosterbot not get a deal? This team management app will also appear on the next season of Dragon’s Den.

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