July 11, 2018 eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) Ottawa Networking PITCHFEST Event

1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3, Canada

July 11, 2018 eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) Ottawa Networking PITCHFEST Event

1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3, Canada


#eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) is an entrepreneur networking community and tradeshow for small business to create connections, gain knowledge and promote regional economic collaboration among regional Chambers of Commerce. Never been to #eSAX? Check out this short video!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (5 – 10 pm)

Lansdowne Park – Horticulture Building. 1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5J3

Featuring Dylan Black (Boom 99.7 FM and Daytime Ottawa) - Master of Ceremonies

with a special performance by Sax Appeal!

What is a Pitchfest?

A pitchfest is where entrepreneurs present in front of a panel (e.g., Dragons’ Den) to potentially win resources that will aid their business.


  • Have been in business less than five (5) years

  • Have generated less than $500,000 in revenue since inception

  • Be headquartered within 100 km of the National Capital Region

  • Note that a maximum of ten (10) companies will be eligible to pitch!


Deadline to apply is Friday, July 7, 2018 (midnight). Individuals must register and provide a business logo, website URL, Twitter account and 500 word description to info@esax.ca prior to the deadline.


Participants will have five (5) minutes to explain their vision and business concept to ‘win-over’ the crowd. Live voting will be done by our entrepreneur peers in attendance @eSAX, so this will also be a great opportunity to receive considerable exposure in front of hundreds of other business and community leaders.


Will be awarded to the top three (3) applicants as judged by popular vote @eSAX (i.e., 1st prize, 2nd prize and 3rd prize).Each prize package will consist of multiple products/services as per details below.

The following prize packages (subject to change) will be awarded to the top 3 (three) applicants as judged by popular vote @eSAX on July 11, 2018*

  • Note that additional prizes will be added on an on-going basis!

1st Prize:

Ridout & Maybee LLP Patent, trademark, or copyright legal fees ($5000); Ottawa Business Journal Advertising ($1500); STELLACON Solutions Coaching Session ($1800); Founder Institute Fellowship up to 2 people ($1000 USD); West Ottawa Board of Trade Annual Membership Discount ($300); Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast x 1 ($50); Collab Space 1 month free membership ($200);

2nd Prize:

Founder Institute Fellowship up to 2 people ($1000 USD); TiECon Ottawa Conference x 2 tickets ($500); Breakfast with Bruce M Firestone, PhD; Steve Cody mentoring session; Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast x 1 ($50);

3rd Prize

Ottawa Special Events Indoor movie night package ($550) (includes big screen, projector, audio & popcorn machine); Pita Pit catering for up to 15 people ($100); Ruckify Bucks (TBD) Dinner, Show & Night-Out Package with East Coast Limos; 8 tickets to Yuk Yuk’s ($160);

Join us as we reshape Ottawa's entrepreneur community and raise funds for the CHEO Foundation, Max Keeping Fun & Ability First Ottawa!




What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

  • Your eSAX ticket printout entitles you to take OC Transpo for FREE to, and from the event!
  • You can purchase an underground parking pass during the eSAX registration process to make your networking experience worry-free!
  • The Glebe has plenty of on-street meter parking throughout the neighborhood (but please make sure to pay attention to all City of Ottawa parking signs).

What is the run-down of eSAX?

  • Feel free to view this cool #MannequinChallenge video to get an idea on the overall layout of eSAX. (Pretty neat eh?)
  • The first three hours or so are open networking, where people can visit the booths, mix, mingle and interact in a pleasant atmosphere. (fyi, we highly recommend our signature cocktail 'Sax on the Beach')!!

What should I wear?

  • Business casual.

  • eSAX is a professional entrepreneur networking event, but with a more social aspect. (In fact, the letter 'S' in eSAX actually stands for the word 'social'! You may wish to also consider branding yourself for maximum exposure.

  • Yellow and black colors are encouraged, but fedoras would be awesome!!


  • Will not be available. However, if an individual purchased a ticket but cannot attend, the ticket IS transferable. Please contact the organizer prior to the online registration deadline. After on-line registration has closed, transferring tickets will NO LONGER be applicable.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

– Feel free to contact Jarrod Goldsmith with any questions or concerns. Tel: 613-834-6641