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Arlene Dickinson

Arlene Dickinson

General Partner, District Ventures Capital

About Arlene Dickinson

A passionate advocate for small businesses and women entrepreneurs, Arlene is best known for her role as a venture capitalist on the award-winning series Dragons’ Den on CBC, Canada’s national broadcast network.

Arlene is the CEO of three businesses: Venture Communications, a strategic agency dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses, District Ventures, an accelerator program focused on investing in the innovative food and beverage, health and wellness sectors and has helped over 3,000 Canadian businesses get access to capital, resources and support, and, a B2B news and resource platform dedicated to serving and investing in entrepreneurs. A generous philanthropist, mother of four and grandmother of five, Dickinson is a role model for business owners and women across the country.