Calendar

Jun
6
Thu
Business Model Canvas: A Blueprint for Startup Success
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Description

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 closer to the session date.


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:

Look Before You Leap: Put Your Entrepreneurial Idea to the Test
Wed May 15, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

Business Model Canvas: A Blueprint for Startup Success
Wed Jun 6, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

Find Your Fans: Market Research and Customer Insights
Wed Jun 19, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

Always on the Money: Financial Management for New Ventures
Wed Jul 10, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

Pitch Perfect: The Art of Telling your Startup Story
Wed Jul 24, 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.


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

Jun
19
Wed
Find Your Fans: Customer Insight & Market Research
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Description

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 closer to the session date.


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:

Look Before You Leap: Put Your Entrepreneurial Idea to the Test
Wed May 15, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

Business Model Canvas: A Blueprint for Startup Success
Wed Jun 6, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

Find Your Fans: Market Research and Customer Insights
Wed Jun 19, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

Always on the Money: Financial Management for New Ventures
Wed Jul 10, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

Pitch Perfect: The Art of Telling your Startup Story
Wed Jul 24, 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.


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

Jun
26
Wed
Amplifund | Elevating Startups & Celebrating Entrepreneurship @ Sheridan College - Creativity Commons (Mississauga)
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Amplifund is an exciting opportunity for EDGE members to earn a share of $15,000 while showcasing their startups to attendees and investors.

Jul
10
Wed
Always on the Money: Financial Management for New Ventures
Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Description

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.

This lab involves pre-session work that we’ll send your way closer to the session date.


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:

Look Before You Leap: Put Your Entrepreneurial Idea to the Test
Wed May 15, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

Business Model Canvas: A Blueprint for Startup Success
Wed Jun 6, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

Find Your Fans: Market Research and Customer Insights
Wed Jun 19, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

Always on the Money: Financial Management for New Ventures
Wed Jul 10, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

Pitch Perfect: The Art of Telling your Startup Story
Wed Jul 24, 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.


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

Jul
24
Wed
Pitch Perfect: The Art of Telling Your Startup Story
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Description

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 closer to the session date.


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
Wed Jan 16, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

Business Model Canvas: A Blueprint for Startup Success
Wed Feb 6, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

Find Your Fans: Market Research and Customer Insights
Wed Feb 27, 5-7:30pm, EDGE Hub (B290)

Pitch Perfect: The Art of Telling your Startup Story
Wed Mar 20, 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.


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