Leila Keshavjee’s Happy Pops startup lands Dragons’ Den deal

Leila Keshavjee's Happy Pops startup lands Dragons' Den dealLeila Keshavjee sometimes feels like the odd woman out among tech-minded University of Toronto entrepreneurs – she makes ice pops – but that didn’t stop her from landing a deal on the hit CBC show Dragons’ Den.

On last night’s season première, Keshavjee agreed to a $150,000 investment from Arlene Dickinson in exchange for 30 per cent of her startup Happy Pops, which makes all-natural ice pops in flavours ranging from guava to pineapple coconut.

The deal, now in late-stage discussions, also includes access to Dickinson’s Calgary-based accelerator program, which specializes in packaged goods startups.

More at the source: www.utoronto.ca – Cool under pressure: U of T Happy Pops startup lands Dragons’ Den deal

https://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/m_pitches/happy-pops

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