Pitchfest: July 11, 2018

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 Chambers of Commerce. Events are held every 3 months (January, April, July and October); originally to coincide with the Ontario Self-Employment Benefits Program.

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.

Eligibility:

  • 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:

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.

Particulars:

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.

Prizes:

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:

Nancy Morris 6 months business mentoring ($2497); 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 10 people ($100); Ruckify Bucks (TBD); Dinner, Show & Night-Out Package with East Coast Limos ($625), Bamboo Restaurant ($100), 8 tickets to Yuk Yuk’s ($160) and a nights stay at the Cartier Place Suite Hotel ($200)

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