Business Impact Summit - Grow Your Business and Your Impact - CANCELLED

70 Bongard Ave, Nepean, ON K2E 7Z9, Canada


The Business Impact Summit has been CANCELLED


If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Chris Castillo or Jarrod Goldsmith


  • Need business ideas to fuel your business growth?
  • Do you have a great business idea but want to know "what's next"?
  • Want to have a positive impact with your business?
  • Want to learn some hard-hitting entrepreneur lessons?

Launching and growing a business involves hard work, perseverance and effective business strategies. In this interactive discussion by two of Ottawa’s most well-known entrepreneurs, attendees will learn what it’s like to live as an entrepreneur, doing business in today's marketplace, social media and marketing, networking strategies, having a positive impact on your customers, staff community and more.

Coffee, snacks, lunch and business knowledge that will change your life incuded

When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 (08:30am, - 1:00pm)

Where: Collab Space - 70 Bongard Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario. K2E 7Z9


Hosted by Chris Castillo and Jarrod Goldsmith

CHRIS CASTILLO - Entrepreneur – Educator – Author

Chris is an entrepreneur, educator, author, investor and musician. As a serial entrepreneur with experience in starting and growing several businesses in different industries including a fast food Mexican restaurant, Pacific St. Café, internet businesses, non-profit and charities and others.

Chris is currently a co-founder in the following businesses:

  • Mechanic To You™ – A mobile and full service, automotive repair business launched in 2009.
  • Koichi Ramen – A top and highly-rated Japanese ramen restaurant in Ottawa, Canada.
  • Firewithin™ – a personal coaching company.

He is also the “Entrepreneur in Residence” at Algonquin College and teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation using his co-authored textbook, “Small Business: An Entrepreneur’s Plan, 7th Edition”. This book is one of the Top 5 Best Selling Business & Entrepreneurship books in Canada. His latest book for entrepreneurs is Bucket of Wisdom.


Jarrod Goldsmith is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada's Premier Saxophone Ensemble), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube networking video series) and the eSAX Podcast series.