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Arlene Dickinson

Arlene Dickinson

General Partner, District Ventures Capital

About Arlene Dickinson

"You can't base your life's decisions on potential future regrets."

As the General Partner of District Ventures Capital, Arlene Dickinson funds and grows entrepreneurs and their companies, in the food and health space. She is a three-time best-selling author and accomplished public speaker. Dickinson is widely recognized for her role as a venture capitalist for over 12 seasons on the multi-award-winning television series, Dragons Den. Ms. Dickinson’s Leadership has been recognized many times, including Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Hall of Fame, the Pinnacle Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, as well as PROFIT and Chatelaine’s Top 100 Women Business Owners. She is a Marketing Hall of Legends inductee and a proud recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award. Dickinson has served for many years as an Honourary Captain in the Royal Canadian Navy.

District Ventures Capital is a venture capital fund investing in innovative companies in the food and beverage, and health and wellness sectors.

Want to learn more about Arlene? Check out the DMZ’s Movers & Shakers podcast to hear first hand from Arlene the importance of recognizing opportunity despite uncertainty and doubt.