Calendar

Jun
1
Mon
MentorMondays
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join EDGE Mentors Garrett Hall and Diego Cortes for an online group mentoring session where we will talk about ways to reduce the cost of acquiring new customers, and how to leverage loyal ones.

MentorMondays is a series of online group mentoring sessions, hosted by EDGE mentors to support your startup development journey, and strengthen your connections within EDGE and the start-up community.

This session will feature Garrett Hall and Diego Cortes, two entrepreneurs and mentors-in-residence at EDGE. Their combined marketing experience can help you strategize as you adjust your digital customer acquisition strategy to the new normal.
Seats are limited. Registration for this free event is first-come, first-served.
Jun
2
Tue
Virtual Breakfast for Champions
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Grab your breakfast and join us for a virtual chat with Alex Kolodkin, Founder and CEO of Set Scouter.

About this Event

It’s hard work navigating these uncertain times, pivoting your venture and taking on new initiatives. So, take a pause, get your coffee and join us on Tuesday, June 2nd at 10am. We are excited to have Alex Kolodkin, Founder and CEO of Set Scouter to share his insights about focusing on lean startup methodology and getting companies to success points. As well as Ignoring hype and focusing on fundamentals, building a board of champions/advisors, and getting the first glimmer of revenue in the door.

We look forward to seeing you!

Agenda:

10:00 am – Welcome

10:05 am – Introductions and EDGE Announcements

10:15 am – Chat with Alex Kolodkin

10:40 am – Q & A

10:55 am – Wrap up

11:00 am – Session Ends

Featured Guest:

Alex Kolodkin

Alex is the Founder and CEO of Set Scouter, the largest film locations marketplace in North America working with thousands of agencies and brands to simplify production. Before founding and growing Set Scouter, Alex was a broadcaster at Rogers Communications (CityTV, Bio, OLN, and G4) and a producer within established production agencies. He produced internal and consumer-focused branded campaigns for RBC, Manulife, Mazda, and Cisco.

Alex holds a MA from Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media and a certificate in International Production from UCLA. His graduate research was the first of its kind in Canada to examine how millennials consume TV content, and predicted the continued rise of digital piracy and online streaming services like Netflix.

Alex is an alumnus of 500 Startups in Mountain View, California, DMZ, and Communitech.

Jun
3
Wed
Aligning Your Startup or Social Enterprise to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join this two-part webinar discussion to explore aligning the UN SDGs to your Startup or Social Enterprise.

About this Event

EDGE is pleased to host a session by S.S. Ahmad and Jaipaul Massey-Singh who will share insights on how to integrate UN SDGs within your social enterprise. Introduced by the United Nations in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 Global Goals that address global challenges such as poverty, inequality, consumption and production and climate change.

In this two-part webinar series, you will learn about:

Part 1 (June 3) – the UN SDGs framework, how to map and localize SDGs to your startup or social enterprise and approaches for measuring impact.

Part 2 (June 11) – practices for working with boards, other partners and funders to implement SDGs and considerations for post-COVID resilient and inclusive recovery.

We hope to keep the sessions interactive so bring your ideas and questions.

PLEASE NOTE: You are encouraged to attend both webinars for a robust exploration of practices and strategies. You will need to register for each date separately.

This session is open to:

  • EDGE members
  • Sheridan students, faculty and staff
  • General public

Featured Guests:

S.S. Ahmad

S.S. Ahmad is inspired by the youth in our community who are working tirelessly to make the world a better place. She founded Green Beacon, a social enterprise, to enable organizations to localize and integrate United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). S. has developed knowledge, competencies, and experiences working in diverse sectors including finance, higher education, government, and non-profit. She serves her community in several capacities including as the Chair of City of Waterloo’s Advisory Committee on Culture and on the Board of Waterloo Public Library. Passionate about working with young people, she engages as a mentor in several organizations including the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Local Pathways Fellowship program. S. is always ready to collaborate to advance the Global Agenda 2030 and localize SDGs as a path forward towards a just, equitable, and inclusive society.

Jaipaul Massey-Singh

Jaipaul Massey-Singh has made a career out of following his curiosity and seeking opportunities to do engaging and impactful work. He has been fortunate to build experience across a wide range of industries in both the private and public sectors including healthcare, technology, education, and cannabis. He brings a human-centred design approach to projects and seeks out initiatives championing sustainability, diversity & inclusion, social innovation, and food security. Jaipaul is also passionate about community leadership and serves as Chair of the Board at the Brampton Library, leads the City of Brampton Action Committee on Innovation and Post-Secondary Education, and is involved in initiatives.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Please make sure you have a working internet connection.
  • This is a free event.
  • Space is limited. Register now to save your spot!

This is an online webinar. Webinar link and details will be provided to you closer to the event date. If you require any accommodations to register or to ensure your full participation in this event, please let us know at edge.programs@sheridancollege.ca

Jun
4
Thu
Coffee Chat: Work From Home Productivity Tips
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Pajamas, pets, fridge, tv, kids, family, fridge, pets, kids, tv, tv, tv, fridge, kids, pets. There can be so many distractions while working from home (WFH), join Chris-Beth for coffee to chat about productivity tips. Have tips of your own, let’s hear them!

Virtual Startup Circuit
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Power your entrepreneurial journey with EDGE’s Startup Circuit. Join this session to ignite your creative ideas!

About this Event

This virtual session will help you get creative and use your abilities to solve various challenges!

Join this virtual session and move through interactive stations that get you generating ideas and applying your creativity to solve challenges. In this session, you will practice the creative process, work with other innovators and use your creative abilities to solve real problems.

Join the Startup Circuit and you might walk away with a startup idea of your own!

In this session you will:

  • Practice being creative
  • Apply creativity to solve problems
  • Network and connect with entrepreneurs
  • Learn about EDGE, entrepreneurship, and changemaking

Agenda

  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Creative brainstorming session
  • 1:30pm – 2:00 pm: Problem-solving hack
Jun
5
Fri
Relax on the EDGE: Disruptus
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop in for a creative, innovative, and disruptive break! Chris-Beth will virtually host a Disruptus board game session. Take some time on Friday afternoon to have some fun, relax, and reconnect. Kids are welcome! 

Jun
9
Tue
Coffee Chat: The Grind – Failing Forward
Jun 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

 

Startups are a grind, come hear stories of common hiccups that entrepreneurs go through so you can avoid them for yourself. Made mistakes of your own, share them here. Failures aren’t something to be ashamed of if you learn from them, so wear them proudly. Own up to glow up!  

Jun
11
Thu
Coffee Chat: Entrepreneurial Isolation
Jun 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Working for yourself might feel like working with only yourself. It gets lonely sometimes, which is more apparent during the current climate of working from home. Join Carissa and Cole for coffee to chat with others and discuss how other entrepreneurs stay connected and deal with loneliness.  

 

Aligning Your Startup or Social Enterprise to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join this two-part webinar discussion to explore aligning the UN SDGs to your Startup or Social Enterprise.

About this Event

EDGE is pleased to host a session by S.S. Ahmad and Jaipaul Massey-Singh who will share insights on how to integrate UN SDGs within your social enterprise. Introduced by the United Nations in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 Global Goals that address global challenges such as poverty, inequality, consumption and production and climate change.

In this two-part webinar series, you will learn about:

Part 1 (June 3) – the UN SDGs framework, how to map and localize SDGs to your startup or social enterprise and approaches for measuring impact.

Part 2 (June 11) – practices for working with boards, other partners and funders to implement SDGs and considerations for post-COVID resilient and inclusive recovery.

We hope to keep the sessions interactive so bring your ideas and questions.

PLEASE NOTE: You are encouraged to attend both webinars for a robust exploration of practices and strategies. You will need to register for each date separately.

This session is open to:

  • EDGE members
  • Sheridan students, faculty and staff
  • General public

Featured Guests:

S.S. Ahmad

S.S. Ahmad is inspired by the youth in our community who are working tirelessly to make the world a better place. She founded Green Beacon, a social enterprise, to enable organizations to localize and integrate United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). S. has developed knowledge, competencies, and experiences working in diverse sectors including finance, higher education, government, and non-profit. She serves her community in several capacities including as the Chair of City of Waterloo’s Advisory Committee on Culture and on the Board of Waterloo Public Library. Passionate about working with young people, she engages as a mentor in several organizations including the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Local Pathways Fellowship program. S. is always ready to collaborate to advance the Global Agenda 2030 and localize SDGs as a path forward towards a just, equitable, and inclusive society.

Jaipaul Massey-Singh

Jaipaul Massey-Singh has made a career out of following his curiosity and seeking opportunities to do engaging and impactful work. He has been fortunate to build experience across a wide range of industries in both the private and public sectors including healthcare, technology, education, and cannabis. He brings a human-centred design approach to projects and seeks out initiatives championing sustainability, diversity & inclusion, social innovation, and food security. Jaipaul is also passionate about community leadership and serves as Chair of the Board at the Brampton Library, leads the City of Brampton Action Committee on Innovation and Post-Secondary Education, and is involved in initiatives.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Please make sure you have a working internet connection.
  • This is a free event.
  • Space is limited. Register now to save your spot!

This is an online webinar. Webinar link and details will be provided to you closer to the event date. If you require any accommodations to register or to ensure your full participation in this event, please let us know at edge.programs@sheridancollege.ca

Jun
12
Fri
Relax on the EDGE: Disruptus
Jun 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop in for a creative, innovative, and disruptive break! Chris-Beth will virtually host a Disruptus board game session. Take some time on Friday afternoon to have some fun, relax, and reconnect. Kids are welcome!