Calendar

Oct
2
Wed
Find Your Fans : Customer Insight & Market Research @ EDGE Hub, Room B290
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

 

 

Leap Labs at EDGE:

Leap Labs at EDGE are five 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:

 

Find Your Fans : Customer Insight and Market Research

Wednesday Oct 2, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

 

Business Model Canvas: A Blueprint for Startup Success

Wednesday Oct 16, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

 

Always on the Money: Financial Management for New Ventures

Wednesday Nov 6, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

 

Pitch Perfect: The Art of Telling Your Entrepreneurial Story

Wednesday Nov 27, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (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.

Oct
3
Thu
Philanthropitch | Where Social Impact Takes The Stage @ The Sheridan Marquee
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

8 FINALISTS

Showcasing solutions with impact

If you have an idea or venture that tackles pressing social or environmental challenges and positively impacts communities – make your pitch.

The EDGE Philanthropitch showcases eight social entrepreneurs as they pitch for a chance at three major cash prizes – and an opportunity to be crowned audience favourite.

$25,000 to be won

Applications are now open.

Oct
16
Wed
Business Model Canvas : A Blueprint For Startup Success @ EDGE Hub, Room B290
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

 

Leap Labs at EDGE:

Leap Labs at EDGE are five 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:

 

Find Your Fans : Customer Insight and Market Research

Wednesday Oct 2, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

 

Business Model Canvas: A Blueprint for Startup Success

Wednesday Oct 16, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

 

Always on the Money: Financial Management for New Ventures

Wednesday Nov 6, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

 

Pitch Perfect: The Art of Telling Your Entrepreneurial Story

Wednesday Nov 27, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (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.

Nov
6
Wed
Always on the Money: Financial Management for New Ventures @ EDGE Hub, Room B290
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Understanding your numbers is essential for new entrepreneurs. Managing your venture’s financials will help inform decision-making and propel future growth.

 

This Leap Lab will focus on:

Mapping out the budget and operational needs for your venture

Monitoring current cash flow and creating future projections

Understanding the profitability of your venture and tracking key performance indicators

Come join EDGE mentors and fellow aspiring entrepreneurs to learn the financial foundations to sustain your venture.

 

Leap Labs at EDGE:

Leap Labs at EDGE are five 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:

 

Find Your Fans : Customer Insight and Market Research

Wednesday Oct 2, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

 

Business Model Canvas: A Blueprint for Startup Success

Wednesday Oct 16, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

 

Always on the Money: Financial Management for New Ventures

Wednesday Nov 6, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

 

Pitch Perfect: The Art of Telling Your Entrepreneurial Story

Wednesday Nov 27, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (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.

Nov
27
Wed
Pitch Perfect : The Art of Telling Your Entrepreneurial Story @ EDGE Hub, Room B290
Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

 

Leap Labs at EDGE:

Leap Labs at EDGE are five 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:

 

Find Your Fans : Customer Insight and Market Research

Wednesday Oct 2, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

 

Business Model Canvas: A Blueprint for Startup Success

Wednesday Oct 16, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

 

Always on the Money: Financial Management for New Ventures

Wednesday Nov 6, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

 

Pitch Perfect: The Art of Telling Your Entrepreneurial Story

Wednesday Nov 27, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (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.