My worst summer job: Arlene Dickinson on shucking corn and hot, sweaty nights

July 13, 2021

Arlene remembers the corn, sweat and working next to her crush at her first stampede Mormon food-tent. >> Read More

How Arlene Dickinson Is Investing in Canada’s Future

July 7, 2021

Arlene speaks about the changing face of entrepreneurship and the role of leadership in a post-pandemic world. >> Read More

Entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson’s memoir being developed into scripted TV series

June 15, 2021

Arlene’s rags-to-riches memoir is being developed into a scripted TV series. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson launches new venture for consumer packaged goods companies

May 11, 2021

Arlene launches Canada’s most extensive business support ecosystem. >> Read More

Canadian doctors, Ryan Reynolds and other celebs team up to tackle vaccine hesitancy

April 28, 2021

Arlene joins doctors, front-line professionals, and other Canadian celebrities to get accurate vaccine information to those most at risk of contracting COVID-19. >> Read More

10 Canadians You Need to Follow on Social Media During the Pandemic (And Beyond)

March 22, 2021

Arlene is listed as one of the top 10 Canadians to follow during the pandemic and beyond. >> Read More

My must-haves: A few of Arlene Dickinson’s favourite things

March 15, 2021

From sparkling jewelry to sparkling water, here are some of Arlene’s top products. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson Acquires Media Company

March 11, 2021

Arlene announces her acquisition of media company, The Bullet, and content development agency and digital publisher, Newsworthy Co. Inc. >> Read More

Message to Women Entrepreneurs By Arlene Dickinson On International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021

Arlene’s message to women on International Women’s Day. >> Read More

‘The gap is widening’: Alberta CEO Arlene Dickinson says pandemic has unfairly affected working women

March 6, 2021

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Arlene told Global News how the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the advancement of women in the workforce back 30 years, in some respects. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson’s New Haircut Is Going Viral

March 2, 2021

Breakfast Television chat about Arlene Dickinson showing off her new haircut that’s going viral. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson cuts hair short and admits she kept it long to avoid offending men

March 1, 2021

Arlene talks about how she spent much of her life choosing a hairstyle based on what she believed would please the men around her — but not anymore. >> Read More

‘It’s a critical situation:’ Dragon’s Den star Arlene Dickinson on struggle of small business to survive the second lockdown

January 15, 2021

Arlene talks with Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about what small businesses, their communities and the government need to do improve those odds. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson wants your business to pull through COVID-19. Here’s how

November 13, 2020

Arlene shares her tips for surviving the pandemic—and sharpening that investor pitch. >> Read More

Mission Critical E06 – How to Reinvent Yourself

November 5, 2020

Lance and Arlene chat about reinvention, mental health, and the importance of optimism. >> Read More

Got a food idea that can take you from home cook to entrepreneur? Check out Toronto’s commercial kitchens

October 29, 2020

One of the better-known commercial kitchens in the city is now called District Venture Kitchens (DVK), a food incubator that had a past life as the government-backed facility called Food Starter – that is part of Arlene’s ecosystem. >> Read More

The Dragons are ready for business

October 28, 2020

Season 15 of Dragon’s Den is now airing on CBC and streaming on CBC Gem. >> Read More

‘Dragons’ Den’ judge Arlene Dickinson up for $30K business book award

August 26, 2020

Arlene’s guide to making a professional pivot is among the finalists for the National Business Book Award. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson talks Reinvention

July 7, 2020

Arlene chats with Breakfast Television about the Reinvention podcast. >> Read More

Everything On Our Pop Culture Radar This July

June 29, 2020

ELLE Magazine lists Arlene’s new podcast, Reinvention, as a podcast you need right now. >> Read More

Keeping Up: Advice from Arlene Dickinson

June 17, 2020

Arlene speaks with CTV Morning about the launch of her new podcast, Reinvention. >> Read More

The power of one tweet

May 15, 2020

How Arlene raised over $500,000 for Calgary Food Banks. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson’s Twitter challenge raises $500,000+ for the Calgary Food Bank

April 15, 2020

Arlene starts a Twitter challenge and raises over $500,000 for Calgary Food Bank – allowing them to purchase $2.5M in food. >> Read More

Dragon Arlene Dickinson raises $100-million to back food and health startups

April 6, 2020

Arlene’s venture capital firm, District Ventures Capital, raises $100 million to invest in food & beverage and health & wellness companies. >> Read More

Dragon shares her story and some tips with Timmins audience

March 6, 2020

Celebrating International Women’s Day a little early, Arlene spoke at a Timmins Chamber of Commerce event covering Lessons from the Den. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson says Canada faces an “epidemic” of mental health issues

February 10, 2020

Arlene says Canada faces an “epidemic” of mental health issues — and it’s having major knock-on effects on the country’s economy. >> Read More

Notable Canadians share their favourite iconic food scenes from film

February 7, 2020

In preparation for the Academy Awards, Eat North asked some recognizable Canadians, including Arlene, to dish on their all-time favourite food scenes in cinematic history. >> Read More

What the Alberta floods of 2013 taught Arlene Dickinson about resilience, resolve and recovery

January 31, 2020

Arlene sits down with CBC to discuss the catastrophic 2013 floods in Calgary and the damage it had on her marketing company. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson from Dragons’ Den in Red Deer: reinvent yourself through recession

January 27, 2020

Arlene attends the Lending Cupboard’s fundraising event in Red Deer. >> Read More

What defines your generation? 16 Canadians weigh in

January 9, 2020

Prominent baby boomers, Gen Xers, millennials and Gen Z’s speak up about what it means to be from their cohort. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson’s new book tackles the difficult art of reinvention

November 29, 2019

Arlene speaks with the Calgary Herald about how she had to reinvent herself and her marketing company after the 2013 Alberta floods.>> Read More

Arlene Dickinson | The Homestretch with Doug Dirks, Jenny Howe

November 14, 2019

Arlene joins CBC Radio to talk about her latest book. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson discusses her new book “Reinvention”

November 13, 2019

Arlene joins Global News Morning Calgary to discuss her new book Reinvention: Changing Your Life, Your Career, Your Future. >> Read More

Style. Substance. Sacori. The New Standard of Premium Eyewear

November 9, 2019

A look into Arlene’s new specially crafted line of frames launched in collaboration with FYidoctors. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson On Her New Book

November 8, 2019

Arlene sits down with ET Canada to talk about her new book, Reinvention: >> Read More

Reinventing your career and life: Arlene Dickinson on her new book

November 5, 2019

Arlene joins BNN Bloomberg’s Catherine Murray to discuss her new book, “Reinvention,” that discusses how she renewed her career with business concepts she learned throughout her life. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson stops by to chat about new book

November 5, 2019

Arlene stops by CP24 to chat about her new book ‘Reinvention: Changing Your Life, Your Career, Your Future.’ >> Read More

Comeback kitchen: Toronto’s Food Starter gets a second chance

November 5, 2019

District Ventures takes over the City of Toronto’s 20,000-sq.-ft. commercial kitchen. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson Launches Eyewear Line

October 28, 2019

Arlene has launched a line of frames by the brand name Sacori, in a partnership with FYidoctors.  >> Read More

Calgary special with Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Arlene Dickinson and Andrew Phung

October 11, 2019

Arlene joins Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Kim’s Convenience star, Andrew Phung, on Canada’s funniest news quiz, Because News.  >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson’s new book will help you master the art of reinvention

September 19, 2019

Arlene is no stranger to reinvention. She has remade herself, her career, and her businesses more times than she can count. And in her new book, she will teach you how to do the same. >> Read More

Successful entrepreneur and “Dragon”, Arlene Dickinson, headlines Charlottetown Chamber’s Small Business Week

September 10, 2019

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present Arlene as the keynote speaker during Small Business Week.>> Read More

Arlene Dickinson tweeted a simple question and the viral thread has some of the most overwhelming responses.

August 28, 2019

Arlene asked people “What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?” and the responses have some of the most heart-warming stories to tell. >> Read More

5 Questions with Arlene Dickinson of District Ventures Capital.

August 8, 2019

Arlene joined BNN Bloomberg for five questions about her life, career and how to start a business. >> Read More

Everyone’s chasing the same dream in tech: Arlene Dickinson

August 5, 2019

Arlene joined BNN Bloomberg to discuss why she sees opportunity in non-tech sectors in Canada like agro-food. >> Read More

London-based FoodFund takes home $100,000 at 2019 Telus Pitch

July 31, 2019

As lead judge for TELUS Pitch, Arlene awarded a company which addresses food waste in Canada with $100,000. >> Read More

New Omers, BMO investments bring Ventures Capital fund to $70 million

July 10, 2019

Arlene’s venture capital fund, District Ventures Capital, receives recent investments from OMERS and BMO, bringing its total fund size to $70 million. >> Read More

It’s so much harder for women to scale a company in Canada. Here’s how we can help fix that

June 11, 2019

Financial Post sits down with Diana Olsen, President and Founder of Balzac’s Coffee Roasters, to discuss how much harder it is for women to scale a company in Canada – and just about everywhere else. >> Read More

Ontario entrepreneur’s gluten-free takes off with consumers

June 9, 2019

In a world of grandiose business models, Shelby Taylor had a business pitch that couldn’t be more basic: chickpea lentil pasta. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson on helping Canadian entrepreneurs find success

March 20, 2019

Eat North speaks to Arlene about the complete set of business support solutions made available through District Ventures. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson takes entrepreneurs under her wing in new TV series

March 15, 2019

A longtime investor on CBC’s entrepreneur-based show Dragons’ Den, Arlene is launching a new factual series debuting March 15. Under New Management sees her counsel those who want to risk it all and buy a small business. >> Read More

Drizzle Honey wins Startup Canada’s Social Enterprise of the Year for the Prairies Region

May 17, 2019

Drizzle Honey, a company in District Venture Capital’s portfolio which provides sustainable and ethically sourced Canadian honey, received the Startup Canada Social Enterprise of the Year Award, Prairies Region. >> Read More

Hard Work Pays Off as Single Mom Moves to Finals in Mompreneur Awards

February 20, 2019

Torill’s Table, a company in District Venture Capital’s portfolio that produces a nourishing waffle mix, has been named as a finalist for the 2019 Mompreneur Award. >> Read More

Dragons’ Den 2019 audition tour to include Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford, and more

February 1, 2019

The CBC TV series Dragons’ Den will be launching a cross-country audition tour in Toronto on March 2 to find business pitchers for Season 14. >> Read More

Arlene Dickinson shares five ways to win at career in 2019

January 21, 2019

Arlene stops by Your Morning to share five ways to win at your career in 2019. >> Read More

Dragon’s Den star headlines Unapologetically Her show in Langley

January 17, 2019

Arlene will be on stage performing a signature keynote on equity and leadership to cap off this year’s show, The Art of Acceptance, followed by an intimate conversation-style Q&A with Unapologetically Her guests. >> Read More