Kirchner Private Capital Group is a founding partner in Arlene Dickinson Enterprises (ADE). The purpose of ADE is to promote the advancement of entrepreneurs through funding investments in entrepreneurial businesses and creating entertaining and educational media aimed at them.
ADE is currently developing multi-media properties, including launching a magazine, television formats, podcasts, an e-commerce website and more that will feature entertaining and engaging new content for entrepreneurs. The company will continue to make investments in entrepreneurial companies and offers global commercialization services to help them succeed. ADE has also launched a social network for entrepreneurs called youinc.com. KPCG will act as the in-house merchant bank providing operational and transactional support for ADE and its subsidiary companies.
Arlene Dickinson is one of Canada’s most renowned independent marketing communications entrepreneurs. In 1988, she became a partner in Venture Communications, later becoming the sole owner and CEO in 1998. Her creative and strategic approach has turned the company into a powerhouse with a blue chip client list. She is a, co-star on CBC series Dragons’ Den and The Big Decision, as well as author of the #1 Best Selling book Persuasion.