Post from: Fundica
Have you ever heard of the 6 degrees of separation theory? It states that one person can be connected to any other person on the planet by knowing no more than 6 people. Through the chain of “a friend of a friend” one person has the opportunity to connect with every single individual in the entire world.
Everyone knows that having a strong web of business connections is ideal for any entrepreneur, but where do you even find the opportunity to meet these new people and expand your network?
This is exactly what Jarrod Goldsmith, founder of eSAX experienced when trying to find gigs for his band Sax Appeal. By attending networking events, Jarrod literally branded himself as a natural networker and soon sprouted the idea of eSAX, an entrepreneur networking group for startups to create connections, gain knowledge and promote collaboration among regional Chambers of Commerce.
Holding events every 3 months to coincide with the provincially funded Y-Enterprise Centre Ontario Self-Employment Benefit Program (OSEB), eSAX’s purpose is not to compete with other networking events. Rather, eSAX provides additional opportunities for (primarily new) business owners to network among some of the region’s most prestigious business leaders and organizations, to learn entrepreneurial skills, and to create more cooperation among all the Chambers of Commerce within the region.
With years of experience and a web of entrepreneurial connections throughout Canada, we are proud to have eSAX on board as a community partner for the Ottawa Funding Roadshow.
As Jarrod Goldsmith mentioned “Canada is a world-class incubator for technology startups but it’s one thing to have a great idea, and quite another to bring it to fruition. eSAX is pleased to leverage its network of startups to spread the word about Fundica and the Funding Roadshow to those whom might otherwise never would have had the opportunity to participate.”
Jarrod Goldsmith further expressed his enthusiasm for the Funding Roadshow by answering a few questions:
Why did you decide to join the Funding Roadshow?
Following ones passion by creating a startup has many challenges. One of the largest hurdles is spreading the word and having the right kind of community engagement so that people/organizations who share the vision can learn what you have to offer.
Having eSAX join the funding roadshow is a great way to leverage such an excellent opportunity to many of the regions’ startups who may otherwise never have heard of it.
What does it mean to you to be a partner in a nationwide event helping entrepreneurs?
It’s a great feeling knowing that what eSAX is accomplishing in Ottawa can be used to help encourage, promote and share resources among startups across Canada. eSAX is built on the foundation that entrepreneurs should try to help one another succeed.
Register for the next event here