Events

Jan
23
Wed
Financial Strategy & Forecasting Workshops – Session 2: Where do you want to be? @ Sheridan College EDGE - Room B290
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Session 2: Where do you want to be?

  • Breakeven analysis: money in and money out.
  • Pricing your product: economical model vs. luxury model
  • Churn
  • Sales quotas and common mistakes
  • Compensation strategy
  • Burn rate
  • Use of funds

 

 

Jan
29
Tue
Ideation Workshop for Social Enterprises
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Brought to you by the O.N.E. Social Enterprise Partnership, Ryerson SVZ, MaRS SVX and your host EDGE at Sheridan College.

Are you interested in starting a social enterprise or learning more about how to do so effectively?

A challenge facing social innovators (and, indeed, innovators of all types) is that they often leap to a solution without having properly researched and defined the problem. This can negatively impact the venture at later stages, where issues that should have been known much earlier can cause significant delays or even stop the venture in its tracks.

The Ideation Workshop will help innovators further refine their ideas to create a viable social enterprise. Using tools and worksheets developed by Alex Gill, Director and co-founder of the Ryerson Social Venture Zone, participants will work through their ideas using a range of methodologies. Users of the interactive worksheets will perform a range of foundational work that is key to separating the knowledge of the problem from the tools to solve it. You can use this process to help validate your idea and ensure you are truly solving a social problem, rather than trying to fit a problem into a solution.

Objectives:

1. Help participants explore and deepen their initial social business ideas by using a variety of creativity and innovation tools;

2. Capture and deepen their ideas via Ryerson’s “Ideation Canvas” that will outline all initial aspects of their social business idea;

3. Learn about the major mistakes that early stage social entrepreneurs make – and how to avoid them;

REGISTRATION

Please register for one of the complimentary ticket types.

Refreshments will be served.

Contact kimberly@socialinnovation.ca for more information.

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Feb
6
Wed
Business Model Canvas: A Blueprint for Startup Success @ Sheridan - HMC - EDGE Hub, Room B290
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This event is provided for EDGE Leap program members only.  For more information, or to apply to be a part of our Leap program click here.

Once you’ve validated your business idea, the next step in your entrepreneurship journey is to map how the pieces fit together.  Learn how to use a popular planning tool that leads you through nine key building blocks.

This Leap Lab will help you:

  • Create an overview of all key elements of your business or social enterprise
  • Narrow your focus and decide which action items should be prioritized
  • Get familiar with a tool and way of thinking that you’ll return to regularly as your venture develops.

Come join EDGE mentors and fellow aspiring entrepreneurs to get feedback on your work and have your questions answered.  You’ll also be able to network, make connections and brainstorm with like-minded colleagues on how to turn your ideas into action.

This lab involves pre-session work that we’ll send your way once you register.


Leap Labs @EDGE:

Leap Labs @EDGE are four sessions designed to help you learn how to move from entrepreneurial idea to execution. All sessions are held at Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus. The series includes:

Look before You Leap: Put Your Entrepreneurial Idea to the Test
Wednesday Jan 16, 5-7:30pm, B290

Business Model Canvas: A Blueprint for Startup Success
Wednesday Feb 6, 5-7:30pm, B290

Find Your Fans: Market Research and Customer Insights
Wednesday Feb 27, 5-7:30pm, B290

Pitch Perfect: The Art of Telling your Startup Story
Wednesday Mar 20, 5-7:30pm, B290

EDGE Leap program members have priority registration for Leap Labs.  Members of the Sheridan community and public are welcome to join if spots are available.


PLEASE NOTE:

This is a free event. Seats are limited. Register now to save your spot!

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Paid parking is available on campus.

MEDIA CONSENT: Photographs and video recordings may be taken at this event. Your image may be used in printed and electronic publications for promotional and educational purposes, and may be made available to the media and other third parties, or published on the Internet. By registering for any of our events, you understand and acknowledge that your image may be taken and used at our discretion. If you have concerns about your image being used for these purposes, please speak to one of the organizers at the Registration Desk


Map to B290:

Feb
27
Wed
Find Your Fans: Market Research and Customer Insights @ Sheridan - Hazel McCallion Campus - EDGE Hub, Room B290
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This event is provided for EDGE Leap program members only. For more information, or to apply to be a part of our Leap program click here.

Market research is key to finding your customers and gives clear insight into how to position your venture’s product or service.

This Leap Lab will help you:

  • Understand how to do market research and get a clear picture of your target customer
  • Clearly express your market, the opportunity and your target customer to potential investors and partners
  • Map when, where and how to begin reaching your market

Come join EDGE mentors and fellow aspiring entrepreneurs to get feedback on your work and have your questions answered.  You’ll also be able to network, make connections and brainstorm with like-minded colleagues on how to turn your ideas into action.

This lab involves pre-session work that we’ll send your way once you register.


Leap Labs @EDGE:

Leap Labs @EDGE are four sessions designed to help you learn how to move from entrepreneurial idea to execution. All sessions are held at Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus. The series includes:

Look before You Leap: Put Your Entrepreneurial Idea to the Test
Wednesday Jan 16, 5-7:30pm, B290

Business Model Canvas: A Blueprint for Startup Success
Wednesday Feb 6, 5-7:30pm, B290

Find Your Fans: Market Research and Customer Insights
Wednesday Feb 27, 5-7:30pm, B290

Pitch Perfect: The Art of Telling your Startup Story
Wednesday Mar 20, 5-7:30pm, B290

EDGE Leap program members have priority registration for Leap Labs.  Members of the Sheridan community and public are welcome to join if spots are available.


PLEASE NOTE:

This is a free event. Seats are limited. Register now to save your spot!

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Paid parking is available on campus.

MEDIA CONSENT: Photographs and video recordings may be taken at this event. Your image may be used in printed and electronic publications for promotional and educational purposes, and may be made available to the media and other third parties, or published on the Internet. By registering for any of our events, you understand and acknowledge that your image may be taken and used at our discretion. If you have concerns about your image being used for these purposes, please speak to one of the organizers at the Registration Desk


Map to B290:

Mar
20
Wed
Pitch Perfect: The Art of Telling your Startup Story @ Sheridan - Hazel McCallion Campus - EDGE Hub, Room B290
Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This event is provided for EDGE Leap program members only. For more information, or to apply to be a part of our Leap program click here.

A powerful narrative is essential to help tell your venture’s story to customers, partners, investors and anyone else you need to persuade!

This Leap Lab will help you:

  • Apply principles of storytelling to craft a compelling pitch
  • Practice your pitch and receive feedback
  • Gather and structure the info you need to effectively engage with investors and customers
  • Learn effective communication strategies

Come join EDGE mentors and fellow aspiring entrepreneurs to get feedback on your pitch and have your questions answered.  You’ll also be able to network, make connections and brainstorm with like-minded colleagues on how to develop a strong pitch.

This lab involves pre-session work that we’ll send your way once you register.


Leap Labs @EDGE:

Leap Labs @EDGE are four sessions designed to help you learn how to move from entrepreneurial idea to execution. All sessions are held at Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus. The series includes:

Look before You Leap: Put Your Entrepreneurial Idea to the Test
Wednesday Jan 16, 5-7:30pm, B290

Business Model Canvas: A Blueprint for Startup Success
Wednesday Feb 6, 5-7:30pm, B290

Find Your Fans: Market Research and Customer Insights
Wednesday Feb 27, 5-7:30pm, B290

Pitch Perfect: The Art of Telling your Startup Story
Wednesday Mar 20, 5-7:30pm, B290

EDGE Leap program members have priority registration for Leap Labs.  Members of the Sheridan community and public are welcome to join if spots are available.


PLEASE NOTE:

This is a free event. Seats are limited. Register now to save your spot!

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Paid parking is available on campus.

MEDIA CONSENT: Photographs and video recordings may be taken at this event. Your image may be used in printed and electronic publications for promotional and educational purposes, and may be made available to the media and other third parties, or published on the Internet. By registering for any of our events, you understand and acknowledge that your image may be taken and used at our discretion. If you have concerns about your image being used for these purposes, please speak to one of the organizers at the Registration Desk


Map to B290:

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