Applications to the Soar program and co-working space at EDGE are competitive. We highly recommend meeting with one of our team members before completing the application form, so you understand the commitment and process involved.
EDGE evaluates Soar Program Applications three times/year, however we welcome applications at any time. We may accept new applicants outside of the review periods if/when space becomes available.
Applications are reviewed in early August, December and April. Applicants are typically notified by the end of those months.
Age 29 or under
Age 30 or older
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What is / was your program of study?
What is / was your program of study?
Accounting Business Administration
Accounting Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Advanced Manufacturing Management
Advanced Special Effects Makeup Prosthetics and Props
Advanced Television and Film
Advertising – Account Management
Advertising and Marketing Communications – Management
Animation Honours Bachelor of
Apprenticeship Training Programs
Art and Art History (Honours Bachelor of Arts)
Athletic Therapy Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences
Bachelor of Computing and Network Communications (Honours) – Internet Communications Technology
Business Analysis and Process Management
Ceramics Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design
Chemical Engineering Technology
Chemical Engineering Technology – Environmental
Chemical Laboratory Technician
Child and Youth Care
Communication Culture Information & Technology
Community and Justice Services
Community Pharmacy Assistant
Community Safety Honours Bachelor of
Community Worker – Outreach and Development
Computer Animation – Digital Character Animation
Computer Engineering Technician/Technology
Computer Systems Technician – Software Engineering
Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering
Computer Systems Technology – Systems Analyst
Creative Industries Management
Creative Writing and Publishing Honours Bachelor of
Digital Creature Animation – Technical Direction
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education – Intensive
Early Childhood Leadership Honours Bachelor of
Educational Support – Fast Track Intensive
Electrical Engineering Technician
Electromechanical Engineering Technician/Technology
Electronics Engineering Technician/Technology
English Language Studies (ESL)
Film and Television Honours Bachelor of
Finance Business Administration
Finance Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Fundamentals of Fitness Leadership
Furniture Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design
Game Design Honours Bachelor of
Game Development – Advanced Programming
Game Level Design
General Arts and Science – College Profile
General Arts and Science – University Profile
Glass Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design
Human Resources Management
Human Resources Management Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Human Resources Business Administration
Illustration Honours Bachelor of
Industrial Design Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design
Information Systems Security Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences
Information Technologies Support Services
Interaction Design Honours Bachelor of
Interactive Media Management
Interior Design Honours Bachelor of
International Business Management
Internet Communications Technology
Investigation – Public and Private
Journalism – New Media
Kinesiology and Health Promotion Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences
Makeup for Media and Creative Arts
Marketing Management Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Marketing Business Administration
Mechanical Engineering Technician/Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technician/Technology – Design & Drafting
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Engineering
Mobile Computing Honours Bachelor of Computer Science
Music Applied to Stage Screen and Interactive Visual Environments (MASSIVE)
Music Theatre Performance Honours Bachelor of
Office Administration – Executive
Office Administration – Health Services
Office Administration – Legal
Performing Arts – Preparation
Personal Support Worker
Photography Honours Bachelor of
Plumbing Mechanical Techniques
Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees
Public Relations – Corporate Communications
Quality Assurance – Manufacturing and Management
Social Service Worker
Social Service Worker – Gerontology
Supply Chain Management Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Plus)
Technical Production for the Performing Arts Industry
Textiles Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design
Theatre and Drama Studies (Honours Bachelor of Arts)
Tool and Die Maker Mechanical Techniques
Tool Making Mechanical Technician
Visual and Creative Arts
Visual Merchandising Arts
Welding and Fabrication Technician/Welding Techniques
York University/Sheridan College Program in Design
How did you hear about EDGE?
Word of mouth
If you selected other from the previous question, please list below
Can we send you occasional emails to keep you updated on our events, services and announcements? (Please note: This is the primary way that we will communicate with you about any events or opportunities for the program you're applying for. We recommend saying yes!)
Business/Social Enterprise Name (working titles are fine!)
Pitch us! Give us a brief description of your product, service or platform (500 characters max).
Describe the problem you're addressing and why other solutions fail to address it (1000 characters max).
Describe your solution to the above problem and its features/benefits (200 words max).
Describe your target market (i.e. size, audience, industry, demographic, etc) and how your solution benefits your target customer (200 words max).
Who are your competitors and what do you offer that's unique? (200 words max).
How long have you been working on this idea/business/social enterprise, and what progress have you made? (200 words max).
If applicable, upload your demo/pictures/prototype/product. (8MB MAX)
How much (if any) funding has your company received?
Select the current annual revenue for your business.
How do you - or how do you plan to - generate revenue? (200 words max).
Who is on your team, and what skills/experience do they bring? If you're working alone, tell us about yourself (200 words max).
Is your company incorporated?
Date of Incorporation:
- must be dd/mm/yyyy format
Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
Company Website (optional)
Company Social Media Profiles (optional)
At what stage is your idea/social enterprise/business?
Stage 0 - Idea: Entrepreneur with idea; a solution in search of a problem.
Stage 1 - Discovery: Clearly articulated and plausible problem/solution statement and the capacity to test it.
Stage 2 - Validation: A minimum viable product or service and evidence it solves a real problem for an identified market.
Stage 3 - Efficiency: Initial traction is receptive enough to build a business in.
Stage 4 - Scale: Evidence a scaleable sales and marketing process has been established. Accelerating revenue/customer growth.
Are you working with any of our Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs Partners, or other entrepreneur-serving organizations? If yes, select which one(s):
Halton Region Small Business Centre
Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre
ICUBE (University of Toronto)
Humber Centre for Entrepreneurship
If you selected other, please include the entrepreneur-supporting organization(s) you're working with.
What are your milestones for the next 4-6 months?
What support do you most need to reach your milestones? (200 words max)
How many hours per week do you (and your team if applicable) intend to use the Workspace?
Why do you want to be a member of the EDGE Workspace? (200 words max)
Please upload a copy of your venture's most up-to-date pitch deck. (8MB MAX)
Some of you will already have a pitch deck prepared. For others this will be brand new, and that's ok. Just follow the format outlined
If you don't have enough information for any of the slides, you can leave the slide blank and we'll help you develop it in the future.
Maximum file size - 8 mega bytes.
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