We’re excited to say that Small Businesses trumped Dragons’ Den on Friday to cap off Vancouver’s Social Media Week! Chris and I presented Spokal on a live stage in CBC’s Studio 40 to some amazing entrepreneurs, including Den favourites’ Bruce Croxon (Founder of Lavalife) and Jim Treliving (True Creator of Boston Pizza), and honorary Vancouver Dragon Danny Robinson (Founder of Perch and Strutta).
Spokal was in good company. Among the 3 finalists were Kassandra and her partner Adam with a company that’s reinventing how people choose universities, and Patrick Harris, who’s trying to shake up the public transit advertising space. The event started with lessons from Bruce – “The road less traveled isn’t easy” – and Jim – “If you’re not using social media for your business now, you might never catch up,” followed by pitches from the teams.
Spokal Wins Dragons’ Den Summit!
After some deliberation, the Dragon’s awarded Spokal as the winner of the Dragon Summit, and we were presented a golden ticket to skip the audition line and appear on the Season 8 – a fun event to look forward to! Socialized does a good recap of the Dragon Summit, as seen on Twitter, and Maura (Founder of Strutta) did an interview with Guest Dragon Danny on what it was like to be a Dragon for the day. But since we all love looking behind the scenes, we thought we’d share a little secret with you… [Read more…]