Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What sets EDGE apart?
EDGE taps into the exceptional creative talent and expertise found at Sheridan. Our mentors are Sheridan faculty, experienced alumni entrepreneurs, and community members with relevant skills and knowledge. Our staff team includes a crew of students who have a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship and are eager to help you shape and grow your venture ideas.
Is EDGE open?
The EDGE team is fully operational (working remotely) and programming continues to run virtually. The EDGE space is currently closed due to the pandemic. Sheridan receives direction regarding COVID-19 from local Public Health authorities. For the latest information, please visit Sheridan’s COVID-19 Updates page.
Where is EDGE located? I heard there’s a giant block wall!
When campus safely re-opens, you will be able to visit EDGE at:
EDGE Entrepreneurship Hub, Room B290
Sheridan College – Hazel McCallion Campus
4226 Duke of York Boulevard, Mississauga, ON L5B 0G5
Phone: 905-845-9430 x8291
If you need more info, visit our contact page.
What happens in the EDGE Hub?
The Hub is a drop-in space for anyone who wants to work or meet in a creative, startup atmosphere. We also host events for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, and can let you know about additional networking and training opportunities happening in your community.
For a peek inside our space, visit the About EDGE page.
What happens in the EDGE Workspace?
The Workspace is where some of our most promising entrepreneurs set up shop. It’s a shared office space and great community for early stage ventures. Workspace members are part of our Soar program stream.
What programs and services are available to me?
We currently offer three program streams – Discover, Leap and Soar. These are designed to support you at the early stages of your journey as an entrepreneur. The Discover stream is for those interested in learning more about entrepreneurship who may not have a venture idea. Leap provides mentorship and training for those with a defined idea. Soar includes mentorship, training, advising, and access to shared office space.
How do I apply to become a member of EDGE?
Links to applications for the Discover, Leap, and Soar program streams are found at the bottom of the Get Started page.
I’m not a Sheridan student. Can I still be a part of EDGE?
Of course! EDGE is for anyone in the community who’s interested in pursuing a social enterprise or a business idea they’re passionate about. If you have an idea, we’re here to help you make it a reality.
Does it matter how old I am?
All ages are welcome.
Does EDGE take any equity or ownership?
Your ideas and intellectual property are yours alone. EDGE is simply here to support you.
What costs are associated with being a member of EDGE?
There are currently no costs associated with being an EDGE member.