Where Social Impact
Takes The Stage

October 3


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

Registrations to attend are now open.


+ $2,500

Audience Favourite

For the social enterprise that best
captivates the audience.

Attend the event

Important Dates

Applications Open
JUN 10
Is your idea or social enterprise tackling an important issue in today's world? Apply online starting June 10.
Applications Close
 JUL 31
Submit your application online by midnight on July 31.
Registration Opens
Join us October 3 to cast your vote and win great prizes. Registrations to attend The EDGE Philanthropitch open August 9. Register now.
Finalists Announced
AUG 26
The eight most promising social enterprises will be
announced online on August 26.
The EDGE Philanthropitch
OCT 03
Social entrepreneurs take the stage for an evening of compelling pitches that address the social issues of today - and tomorrow. Join our expert panel and a room of changemakers to see who takes home cash prizes.


Want to know who will be assessing your pitch? Here’s our panel of expert judges:

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Eligibility Criteria

Can I Apply?

EDGE and the Oakville Community Foundation have collaborated to empower social entrepreneurs in Oakville and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). To support projects in an early-stage, these partners have set out some specific but fair rules.

You’re a Sheridan student or alumni and/or you’re registered in EDGE’s Leap, Soar or Co-op on the EDGE program.

Learn more about EDGE programs.

You lead or are building a social enterprise.

A social enterprise may be a non-profit or for-profit venture that uses entrepreneurial tools and market-based strategies to achieve social or environmental impact goals.

Open to social entrepreneurs whose ventures generate less than 100K annual revenue.

Priority will be given to those operating for three years or less.

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