Industry

Manufacturing Other & Professionals

Originally From

Germiston, South Africa
33

Years in Current
Industry

43

Years in
Calgary

500+

Connections
in Calgary

Arlene's Story

Arlene is one of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs. After eight seasons on the hit CBC show Dragons’ Den, and two best-selling books, Arlene has now set her focus on growing entrepreneurism in Canada. She lives and breathes entrepreneurism, and is the visionary behind District Ventures.

With a focus on building companies in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, District Ventures is the first accelerator of its kind in Canada.

Dickinson’s leadership and business acumen has been recognized with a number of awards, including Venture’s selection as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for three consecutive years.

Websites

districtventures.ca
venturecommunications.ca

Why Calgary?

"Few recognize that Calgary has the highest concentration of small businesses among Canada’s major cities. Fewer still understand that Albertans are, by nature, among the hardest working, driven and entrepreneurial Canadians in the country. That’s why I chose Calgary as the home of District Ventures. Because I want to build a place where the most innovative, driven and creative entrepreneurs can grow their business and succeed."

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