Dragons Den – Quid Crono

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Congratulations to Julie Belisle and Marie-Claude Dube of Quid Chrono for their success in being selected for the upcoming season of the CBC’s Dragons Den in Canada! They were selected from hundreds of French Canadian entrants who were vying for air time for their ideas and potential funding from the Dragons. For our American customers, this program is similar to the Shark Tank on US television- with one proviso…… it is designed to encourage and promote entrepreneurism in the Province of Quebec, compared to the US and English Canada shows that have a higher degree of “entertainment” in their design.

Not only did the ladies look great ( see photo above ) but they presented very well and received many compliments from the Dragons for their success so far. It was clear to the Dragons that Julie and Marie-Claude have tremendous chemistry and great execution skills . The outcome: the Dragons emphatically stated that Quid Chrono did not “need their money” – especially a minority interest. The comment was made that “if you would give up 60% and control we would invest…but you would be better off just getting a bank loan!!”.

I was a pleasure to assist Quid Chrono with their business plan and presentation. We at Ipico are very proud of you!

Gordon Westwater
President & Chief Executive Officer
Ipico inc.

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