Volume 26
Feb 2016



Your complete digital resource for keeping up with
everything that's going on this month at EPICentre
Students pitch business ideas at EPICentre  
EPIC Innovation recently held an EPIC Mentoring Event for Dr. Tepe's Electrical Engineering course and Dr. Schlosser's Lean Startup course. On January 29th, over 60 student entrepreneurs in 28 groups gathered to receive feedback from experienced mentors in various areas such as marketing, finance, intellectual property and strategy on how to move their business forward.  READ MORE  
EPIC members tour World Class Manufacturing Academy

On Monday January 25th, 12 members of the EPICentre team including past and present incubator members, EPIC Founders participants, and staff were invited to a tour at World Class Manufacturing Academy in Warren, Michigan where they took part in hands-on activities to help them continue to innovate and think outside the box.  READ MORE
On Friday February 26th, the Masters of Medical Biotechnology Program and EPICentre collaboratively hosted the Growing BE (Biotechnology Entrepreneurship) workshop at the Katzmann Lounge in Vanier Hall. The workshop saw over 70 students and community members who came out to learn leadership skills and how to pitch themselves in order to achieve their career goals. READ MORE      
EPICentre is officially taking applications for the RBC EPIC Founders Program   

The EPIC Founders program is intended to teach startup founders the theory of the Lean Startup, while working through the Business Model Canvas and Starting Lean methodology. Students work on their business and are paid full-time from May to July to work with mentors on their minimum viable product. Submission deadlines are March 20th.  READ MORE 
EPICentre hosting IP Strategy and Legal Resources Info Session

EPICentre is proud to announce an information session regarding intellectual property and legal resources for start-ups and entrepreneurs.  READ MORE 
Future Entrepreneurs Association hosts Entrepreneurship Hackathon at University of Windsor

The Future Entrepreneurs Association (FEA) hosted the University of Windsor's first campus-wide Entrepreneurship Hackathon event which was co-sponsored by the Entrepreneur Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre) and the University of Windsor Students' Alliance (UWSA).  READ MORE 
EPIC Discovery Program: Winter 2016 Cohort    

The EPIC Discovery Program is well underway for the Winter 2016 semester! Students have been working with our Entrepreneurs-In-Residence to validate their ideas to prepare them to build their minimum viable products.  READ MORE
Vincent Massey hosts Windsor-Essex's first high school hackathon    

On Saturday, February 27th 2016, Vincent Massey Secondary School hosted MasseyHacks, Windsor-Essex County's first ever high school-run Hackathon.  READ MORE
Introducing: Exemcor

Meet one of our newest incubator members Exemcor, an engineering design company that develops prototype parts for the automotive, aerospace and plastic industries through the use of 3D printing.   READ MORE  
EPIC Blue Sky Competition: Win up to $1500!
This idea competition allows students to develop 2-minute video pitches in multi-disciplinary teams. The event is hosted in March, but applications are accepted at any time. Eligible applications must come from students from the University of Windsor or St. Clair College and teams of 2-4 students made up of 2 different disciplines.  READ MORE  
Lancer's Lair 

The Lancer's Lair is being offered as a part of the UWill Discover undergraduate research conference and is available to all conference presenters who wish to explore how to develop and apply their research work to a marketable business concept.  READ MORE  
Opportunity: The Startup 100

This year, The Startup 100 is back and will be accessible to students across Canada. The Startup 100 is currently looking for students who are committed to developing their entrepreneurial skills. Through this project, students will receive weekly content through an online forum that will help them to develop entrepreneurial skills.  READ MORE  
Opportunity: IDeA Uwindsor Competition

Do You Have an Accessible Idea? The University of Windsor, in partnership with the Council of Ontario Universities and the Government of Ontario, is excited to announce the Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition for the 2015-2016 academic year. The submission deadline is March 3rd.  READ MORE  
TalentEdge Internship Program open for final-year undergrads  

The Ontario Centres of Excellence TalentEdge Internship Program is now open to college and university final-year undergraduate students from across all disciplines and all areas of specialization. 
The submission deadline is March 14.  READ MORE 
IBM Watson AI XPrize: A Cognitive Computing Competition

 The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, a Cognitive Computing Competition, was announced on the TED Stage on Feb 17, 2016. It is a $5 million competition challenging teams from around the world to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful cognitive technologies to tackle some of the world's grand challenges.  READ MORE  
Ontario Brain Institute launches 2016 OBI Entrepreneurs Competition

The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) has officially launched the 2016 OBI Entrepreneurship Competition. This innovative initiative funds and supports scientists in neurotechnology, science or engineering in entrepreneurial/commercialization opportunities to help establish neuroscience-related companies in the NeuroTech Ontario sector.  READ MORE  
Produced by the Entrepreneurship, Practice & Innovation Centre (EPICentre) at the University of Windsor