Calgary entrepreneurs enter the den

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Are they in or are they out? Viewers of the popular show Dragon’s Den will see if a local company gets the deal on Thursday.Kevin and Owen Alto are co-founders of Alto Collective, a company specializing in minimalist wallets and wood phone cases for young professionals.The brothers were invited to pitch their company on the show and Kevin said it was like being on a movie set.“They were all perfectly lit on their pedestals. I don’t think it would be the typical way that you would be speaking with investors in a boardroom or something like that, but the experience had values in many other ways. It’s kinda like the Super Bowl for entrepreneurs.”Of course, Kevin couldn’t reveal whether or not they made a deal with the Dragons as the show doesn’t air until Thursday evening.He did say that the timing of the show’s taping was perfect for him and his brother.“It actually just happened because they reached out to us so within two weeks, were pitching on the show. It was a very good opportunity for us because it coincided right when we were wanting to be looking for investors and then they gave us a call.”Kevin said the experience was memorable, something that’s been on his business bucket list.You can catch the episode at 8:00 pm Thursday on CBC.READ MORE: Calgary furniture company to make an appearance on Dragons’ Den

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