Winnipeg’s Global Wind Group to take on CBC’s Dragon’s Den

May 11, 2011 | Corporate Member News

Justin Phillips, Vice President of Business Development for Global Wind Group, loading up the trailer to head out east to appear on CBC's Dragons' Den

Winnipeg’s Global Wind Group will have the chance to talk up their sustainable energy business to an audience of over two million on May 17, when they will be in Toronto to tape their appearance on the popular, hard-hitting CBC series Dragon’s Den. Dragon’s Den is a show where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business concepts and products to a panel of Canadian business moguls who have the cash and the know-how to make it happen. 

Global Wind Group Inc. is a local designer and manufacturer of vertical axis wind turbines and technology associated with wind energy. Global Wind Group has designed its proprietary ZüSTM Modular Power Systems, which are rugged stand-alone, turnkey wind turbines perfectly suited to deliver reliable power in remote settings. 

“Pitching the dragons is once in a lifetime opportunity and great exposure for our company,” says Justin Phillips, Vice President of Business Development for Global Wind Group. “We’re really looking forward to this opportunity to get the dragons on board and launch our business to the next level. We’re prepared and ready to go slay a dragon.” 

What: Photo opportunity with Global Wind Group representatives packing up their truck with the vertical axis wind turbine before they drive to Toronto to participate on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. 

When: Thursday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. 

Where: 200-135 Innovation Drive (located in SmartPark Research and Technology Park, right near the University of Manitoba)     

About Global Wind Group (

Global Wind Group Inc. is a Winnipeg, Manitoba based Clean Technology Company. GWG designs, and sells vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) technology. Global Wind Group’s value proposition is to bring the customer dependable, clean wind energy at the best possible price. 

About Dragons’ Den

Hot off its highest-rated season yet, Dragons’ Den is returning for an epic new season in Fall 2011 – more money, more drama, higher stakes and almost $20 million in deals. Dragons’ Den made its debut on CBC Television in 2006, and has experienced year-over-year success. In 2009, it won the Gemini Award for Best Reality Program or Series. Dragons’ Den is a hit on air, and online, boasting an active and engaged online community. Dragons’ Den airs Wednesdays at 8 pm on CBC. Full episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes content can be viewed at  


Justin Phillips, Vice President, Business Development
(204) 777-WIND (9463)
[email protected]  
Lisa Bernstein
(204) 292-8615
[email protected]

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