2016 has been a historic year for EDGE

This year has been incredible. To show you how special this year has been, we’ve created this “Year-In-Review” page to share highlights from #EDGENation in 2016.

If you have been impacted by EDGE in a positive way, would you consider making a one-time or recurring gift to support the organization?


EDGE becomes an independent 501(c)(3)

On February 2016, EDGE officially became an independent 501(c)(3) organization.

“I believe 2016 will be our best year yet as our team has grown, the number of individuals participating (from 100 to nearly 400 in the past two years) continues to increase, our digital efforts expand and our Burst event series along with our annual keystone event continues to grow in scope and reach.” -EDGE CEO Dave Neff


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Sold-Out Inauguaral EDGE|X Conference

A Half-Day, High-Impact Event

Over 1,500 leaders and influencers gathered from across the country to sharpen and multiply their influence and impact.

Our EDGE|X 2016 Speakers:

  • Bob Goff
  • Clark Kellogg
  • Jessica Honegger
  • Greg McKeown
  • Mark Batterson
  • Jessica Honegger
  • Dave Rodriguez
  • Dave Neff


EDGE Mentoring Adds Two Key Team Members To Capitalize On Growth

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 16, 2016) – EDGE Mentoring, the nation’s most influential mentoring organization for emerging leaders, announced that seasoned human resources executive, Lisa Schmitz, and acclaimed media professional, Elizabeth Henderson, have joined the team to help them achieve aggressive growth goals for 2016.


#EDGENation Experienced Huge Growth

There are almost 500 people being impacted by EDGE today!

Two Sold-Out Burst Events

Build A Personal Brand

Over 200 entrepreneurs, executives, and emerging leaders came Bluebridge Digital on Monday July 25th to hear from our panel on how to build a personal brand.

Our Panel Speakers

  • Tim Kopp – Managing Partner, Hyde Park Venture Partners; Former CMO, ExactTarget & Coca Cola.
  • Katie Smith – Founder, Careerable
  • Santiago Jamarillo – CEO & Founder, Bluebridge Digital & Emplify
  • Tom Bratton – Managing Partner, Medallion Partners

The War For Talent

Another one our signature free quarterly Burst events, where we hosted several hundred emerging leaders and executives to discuss a relevant topic affecting many in the workplace.

Our Panel Speakers

  • Todd Richardson -Chief People Officer, Bluebridge Digital; Former EVP, Administration, ExactTarget.
  • Mark Ferrara – VP, Talent Management, Eli Lilly & Company
  • Nicole Bickett – Chief Adminstrative Officer, Mainstreet

Launched Exclusive Women’s Events

Cake & Wine with Gwen

A group of women enjoyed wine and cake at Indianapolis’ famous Cake Bake Shop, while hearing Gwen Rogers share her vision for starting a business.

Vera Bradley Lunch & Tour

A band of women traveled to Fort Wayne for an exclusive tour of the Vera Bradley headquarters and lunch with the CEO & CMO.

EDGE Holiday Mingle

25 women gathered for a festive night of holiday treats, giveaways, shopping, and heard from millennial entrepreneurs at Lily & Sparrow Boutique.

[Webinar] Race, Grace, & Brokenness In America

On a live EDGE call, four accomplished leaders had a candid discussion centered around the racial tension in our country and how they are processing recent events as executives, fathers, and leaders in their community.

Dave Neff Named IBJ’s Class of 2016: Forty Under 40

“I firmly believe that having a strong mentor can influence the trajectory of your life more than the college you attended or the privelege you did or did not have growing up.” – EDGE CEO Dave Neff

Greatest Innovators Series

Like we said… 2016 has been a truly historic year for EDGE

We are excited to carry this growth and momentum into 2017.

If you have been impacted by EDGE in a positive way, would you consider making a one-time or recurring gift to support the organization?

We greatly appreciate your support and hope you have a happy holiday!