About us

Calling all entrepreneurs, volunteers, partners & sponsors!

Meet the next generation of big industry success stories before they happen!

SPARX is an innovation theatre & “Dragons Den” style B2B pitch competition that attracts, & positions, the “who’s who” in energy technology innovation.

The energy industry gains insight into technical innovation that can transform the way the industry itself innovates more collaboratively to drive down unit cost & achieve scale.

The bonus for entrepreneurs is unparalleled exposure to potential customers and investors in the energy industry.

The Global Petroleum Show (GPS) is Canada’s premier industry event & one of the largest in the world, bringing together more than 1,800 exhibiting companies & 44,500 people from all over the world. SPARX will be held in the innovation theatre all 3-days of the GPS.


This competition is targeted at ENTREPRENEURS who have business or technical innovations relevant to the energy sector that are either CLEANER or LEANER (ie. HR, envirotech, cleantech, safety, health, management consultants, etc.) & can be used by all types of companies – not just the energy sector.

Who: Any late startup/early to market business, selling to any sector, with a solution to “cleaner and leaner” relevant to the energy sector

What: You are seeking an exhibit, a 20 minute opportunity to present your business at GPS for chances to win prizes (not investments) and many more benefits as entrepreneurs pitching

Where: Calgary, AB Stampede Park

When: Finalists will be notified in April, 2018 and compete all 3 days of GPS in June of 2018

Why: Exposure to potentially 44,500 business people

How: It’s easy to apply, by March 30th, simply complete the form on your F6S account


How Much? This event is FREE for entrepreneurs, though there is an expectation that you will pay it forward in the future. Coming from out of town? There may be subsidies available.

Get the Word Out! To make this the best event possible we need your help in getting the word out. So please share the SPARX information through your social networks & get your networks to share it with theirs. With your help we will make this the biggest, most successful entrepreneur booster in Alberta that will help drive participating start-ups to the next level.



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  • Address
  • SPARX energy Innovation Theatre June 13-15, 2017
    @ The Global Petroleum Show Stampede Park
    Mail to: 1206 20th Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2G 1M8
  • Email
  • globalenergyinnovation@gmail.com
  • Phone
  • (403) 461-6022