Turn Your Passion into Profit

Ottawa - Toronto - Montreal

Calling All Passionate Women in Business 0 to 5 Years!

It is a long established fact that we need to work to “make a living”. 

Are you working just to pay the bills? Are you working to survive, to get by, or to “do okay” in your business and life?

Would you like to wake up every single day excited about building your dream business?

It’s possible to make a living doing what you love and we want to help you turn that passion into profit!

How to Participate

Get your ticket

Purchase a Regular Ticket ($97) or a Premium Ticket ($297) to participate. By entering the Pitch Fest as a participant, your ticket entitles you to several benefits valued at over $1200!

Submit Your video

Submit a 3-5 minute video sharing your business idea or new product/service you want to add to your existing offerings.

Learn, Network, Grow!

All participants are invited to a Pitch Boot Camp, a Networking Breakfast and the Pitch Fest Finale at the National Women's Show in each city!

3 Finalists, 1 Winner!

3 finalists per city are selected by She Did It! Elle a osé! (SDI-EAO) members. The finalists are then invited to pitch their idea in front of 3 local entrepreneurs at the Women’s Show in the city of participation where 1 winner will take the grand prize!

Choose Your City

CONGRATULATIONS to our winner Naylissah Joy Aristide!

CONGRATULATIONS to our winner Achlaï Ernest


Most frequent questions and answers

In order to be eligible to participate, you need to have the following criteria:

  • In business from 0 to 5 years (Idea stage or new service/product idea to add to existing business)
  • Solopreneur or leading a small team (5 employees and under)
  • In business full-time or want to be in business full-time in 2023
  • Live in Ottawa/Gatineau, Greater Montreal Area or Greater Toronto Area
  • Complimentary Ticket(s) to the Women’s Show
  • Complimentary SDI-EAO membership (one to three months)
  • Pitch Bootcamp with our partner Volition
  • Networking Breakfast 
  • Photo shoot at the Networking Breakfast (Premium Ticket only)

Yes you can absolutely pitch more than one idea!  You simply need to purchase additional tickets (one ticket per idea).  Also, you can only pitch in the city where you reside.  

The first round of judges are She Did It! Elle a osé! members that have been full time entrepreneurs for more than 5 years.  The 3 judges per city for the finale at the Women’s Show are experienced entrepreneurs local to each city.  Judges will be announced closer to the date of the finale for each city.

The 3 finalists are announced 7 days prior to the Pitch Fest finale:

Ottawa – April 4th 

Toronto – May 2nd

Montreal – May 9th

All 9 participants receive a BUSINESS LAUNCH or PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCH STARTER PACKAGE including tools & resources valued at 3000 to 5000$.  The 1st place winner in each city also receives a cash prize of 2000$!

The following benefits are also included:

  • Complimentary Ticket to the Women’s Show

  •  Networking Breakfast

  • 1 year SDI-EAO Instigator Membership

  • Pitch Bootcamp with our partner Volition
  • 1:1 coaching with Volition

  • Complimentary Ticket to Montreal Yacht Party in July

Are You Ready to Pitch It?

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