Frequently Asked Questions


Workspace Closure Due to COVID-19

The EDGE space remains closed until further notice, but the team continues to work remotely. Sheridan receives direction regarding the COVID-19 pandemic from Public Health authorities. For the latest information, please visit Sheridan’s COVID-19 Updates page.

 

What programs and services are available to me?
We currently offer four program streams – Explore, Leap, Rise and Soar. These are designed to support you at the early stages of your journey as an entrepreneur.  The Explore 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. The Rise stream is for when you’re developing a minimum viable product (MVP) and refining processes to grow your revenue and impact. Soar includes mentorship, training, advising and access to shared office space.

 

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.

 

Where is EDGE located? I heard there’s a giant block wall!
When the Sheridan campus is open, you can find 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
Email: edge@sheridancollege.ca

Operating hours are:
Monday – Friday 9 – 5 pm

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 Who We Are 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 Rise and Soar program streams.

 

How do I apply to become a member of EDGE?
Links to applications for all our program streams are found on the Programs 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?
The best things in life are free. There’s currently no cost associated with being an EDGE member.