The EDGE sponsored Amplifund is celebrating startups and elevating entrepreneurship.
EDGE is Sheridan’s innovation hub, located at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga andoffers training, mentorship and support to access funding to early-stage entrepreneurs. Since it opened its doors in 2017, over 40 start-ups have been supported, 13 of which reside in the co-working space at Sheridan’s Mississauga campus. EDGE recently received a 1.5 million dollar investment that will enable an even broader range and more concentrated set of innovation supports and services. It will help: develop entrepreneurship programming and a graduated cohort system; deliver workshops and events; support technical specialists and mentors; and enable prototype development and workspace enhancements.
Mayor Bonnie Crombie noted how the City understands the importance of innovation and is working every day to foster an environment where local and innovative companies not only start, but thrive, and where people’s ideas move from concept to commercialization. With the City a founding partner of EDGE, she thanked everyone involved in establishing the hub and in “helping to incubate the next generation of innovative new companies who will no doubt, take the marketplace by storm.”