Our mission is to motivate, assist, and develop the skills of students who have a desire to pursue entrepreneurial ventures.EDA’s ultimate goal is to connect students with practitioners and resources needed to strengthen their venture ideas and to explore entrepreneurship as a career.

The EDA engages professionals through various high- demand workshops and networking events - constantly growing and evolving the association’s events to fit with demand.

With a passion for business start-ups, Mario has been instrumental in helping entrepreneurs start several operational companies from conception to completion. He started his own Social Media Marketing company in 2005 and most recently works with Business owners and Entrepreneurs helping bring their brand and vision to life.

With over a decade of qualified experience as a business owner and sales professional, Mario is now driven by constant development for application in his personal and professional life. This now enables him to mentor his clients in honing related skills and refining internal strategies to excel as a result of his consulting.

From the Streets to the Stage, Mario’s story has inspired thousands to break down the barriers in their lives and achieve more.

Ryan is an individual who jumped head first into the entrepreneurial world With Sheer passion & outrages ambition. He had a taste of entrepreneurship at the age of 15 years old running a nightlife promotion company highlighting events all over the GTA. He has taken part in direct sales companies, cold calling, door to door ,   team building & selling virtually anything he set his eyes on. With a decade of experience & hunger to teach others, he now takes his talents to the stage and to boardrooms. 

Kapil is an avid storyteller, and accomplished sales professional who has been active in telling his stories across the GTA for the past few years. 

Kapil currently works as a community manager for the Staples Studio Coworking Space in Oakville, where he is responsible for managing Staples Canada’s 2nd fully transformed Coworking Space. Kapil uses his stage presence, and intriguing adventures to inspire his audience. 

Kapil is currently facilitating workshops with a few post secondary institutions across the GTA. The workshops will focus on helping students become effective communicators, and will help guide them through the journey of powerful decision making. Kapil is passionate about building community and bringing people together, and he enjoys using public speaking as his medium to do so.