YSpace fireside chat features Vincenzo Guzzo from CBC’s Dragons’ Den


On Monday, Feb. 22, York University’s YSpace is presenting an exclusive fireside chat featuring entertainment mogul Vincenzo Guzzo, aka ‘Mr. Sunshine,’ investor on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and president and CEO of Cinémas Guzzo.

The event will take place online from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is free to attend.

Vincenzo Guzzo
Vincenzo Guzzo

The fireside chat will include an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. The chat will be followed by a rapid-fire pitch session featuring six ventures from YSpace’s Food & Beverage Accelerator program. After their three-minute pitches, Guzzo will have five minutes to ask questions and provide his feedback.

Guzzo is a movie industry titan based in Montreal, where he lives with his wife and five children. The brash businessman recently became a central Canadian media figure as the newest Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. His eccentric style and quirky demeanor have made the popular show must-watch television in its 13th season. When he’s not moonlighting as a Dragon, Guzzo is the formidable president and CEO of Guzzo Cinémas, Quebec’s largest chain of independent movie theatres. A naturally savvy entrepreneur, with a diverse portfolio of businesses, Guzzo’s business empire now includes multi-theatre cinemas, restaurants, a construction company, an e-commerce gourmet food platform, charitable foundation, and Mr. Sunshine, his personal fashion brand. His outspoken nature, business acumen and personal insights has connected him with audiences across the globe.

Register for this exclusive fireside chat through Eventbrite.