Volume 25
Jan 2016

EPIC Startup Mashup - Feb 8



Your complete digital resources for keeping up with
everything that's going on this month at EPICentre
EPICentre Celebrates First Year Anniversary

Throughout the past year, the EPICentre has provided an outlet for over 2000 youth to get involved in entrepreneurship events through Campus Linked Accelerators (CLA), became a second home to 13 start ups, and created 65 jobs through the companies kickstarted in the incubation space.  READ MORE  
Alumni Association Announces $25,000 Scholarship  
The Alumni Association EPIC Founders Award will provide $25,000 in support of EPICentre's mission to encourage the personal success and economic well-being of UWindsor students, graduates and the community. READ MORE  
EPICentre Professorship in Intellectual Property Commercialization and Strategy
The Entrepreneurship, Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre), the Faculty of Law, and the Office of Research Innovation and Services are delighted to jointly announce the appointment of Professor Myra J. Tawfik as EPICentre Professor in Intellectual Property Commercialization and Strategy. READ MORE      
Introducing the newest members of EPIC

The EPICentre team has grown substantially in 2016. Meet all of the new faces that will be leading EPICentre into the future.  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  
Verstraete family honour entrepreneurial spirit of parents with donation   

The University of Windsor's EPICentre has received a $5000 donation from the Roy Verstraete family to honour the entrepreneurial spirit of their father and mother, Camille and Juliana Verstraete. This is in addition to a previous $2500 donation in March 2015 to support one position annually in the University's EPIC Founders program.  READ MORE 
Mike Murad of Pursue Sports Meets with Prime Minister    
Mike Murad of Pursue Sports, currently one of EPICentre's incubator members, recently met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a recent trip to England.  READ MORE  
EPIC Cross-Border Program: Winter 2016 Cohort    

The EPIC Cross-Border Grant has begun this term with five successful startups looking to expand their market to the U.S. With the help of funding from the Cross-Border Institute, these entrepreneurs will be spending the next 3-4 months researching their best entry into Michigan.  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  
UWindsor students compete at UofTHacks

Students from Windsor travelled to Toronto to compete at UofTHacks, an annual student hackathon held at the University of Toronto which took place from January 22nd - 24th. The main objective of the event was to build anything computer related, but more importantly, to learn during the process.  READ MORE 
UWin Tech Club Visits Velocity Trek and Google

EPICentre recently sent the UWin Tech Club to Waterloo for a tour of the start-up community. They attended the Velocity Fund Finals, Communitech, the Velocity Garage and Google's new office. READ MORE 
Introducing: King Strategies

King Strategies is a Sports Management and Promotion Company founded by Eric Wilson. The company platform acts as a public forum for local athletes to actively seek out other local athletes to join in on recreational sports games.  READ MORE  
Innovators Wanted: Techstars Mobility Accelerator

The Detroit-based mobility accelerator program is seeking applicants to take part in their 2016 Techstars Mobility Program.  READ MORE  
EmployerOne Survey 

The EmployerOne Survey is a comprehensive survey of local employers focused on the demand-side of the Windsor-Essex labour market. It is designed to collect information annually on a range of HR issues: labour turnover, hard-to-fill positions, recruitment, and current and future skill shortages, so that the community can accurately respond to the needs of our local employers.
As an employer/business you will have the opportunity to take a good look at your workforce:
  • Identify & expand opportunities for growth
  • Plan for the future
  • Get a customized workforce profile for your organization immediately
  • See regional results in March 2016
  • Ensure Windsor-Essex has a world-class workforce
Make sure your sector has a strong voice! Share the EmployerOne Survey with your sector collegues.
The survey is open January 4 2016 - February 1, 2016.   TAKE IT NOW!

Canada's Business Model Competition   

On March 4 th and 5 th, Dalhousie University will be hosting the fourth edition of Canada's Business Model Competition┬«. Student entrepreneurs from across Canada will be travelling to Halifax for a chance to win their share of the $50,000 prize pool provided by Deloitte and the opportunity to showcase their start-up.  READ MORE 
Opportunity: Ontario Brain Institute

The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) has a number of opportunities available to both entrepreneurs and graduates.  READ MORE  
Produced by the Entrepreneurship, Practice & Innovation Centre (EPICentre) at the University of Windsor