Volume 73
 July 2020

EPICENTRE EVENTS
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A Message from the Director

After twelve weeks of hard work, the 2020 RBC EPIC Founders Cohort is finally graduating next week. For the first time, the Final Pitch Day will take place virtually. Seven teams will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges on August 6 th  from 3:00 - 5:30 pm. The competition will be streamed  live  on our Facebook page. We are so proud of their accomplishment despite the challenges of  having to  work  completely  remote  throughout the entire program .  Please tune in to support them!   

The EPIC Nimble Program is currently underway. All seven participating small businesses have met with their mentors Adam Castle ( WEtech  Alliance) and Paul Brereton ( EPICentre on how they can leverage technology to help them stay sustainable throughout the pandemic and beyond. We are thrilled to be able to support them in this initiative.   
In addition to these, we have been busy developing two new exciting programs for the fall. We hope to be able to share the details with you soon. Stay tuned!  

Lastly, if you haven't had the chance to review our 2019/2020 Annual Report, you can access it  here . The annual report was released last month. Thank you again to all of   you  for supporting  EPICentre  and entrepreneurship.     

Have a wonderful  day!  
                                                                                                                
EPICentre continues our operation virtually 


EPICentre and its makerspace, Windsor Mold Group EPIC Makers' Base  remain  physically close d. Our team, however, continues to operate remotely. We are  available for virtual meetings or phone calls. You may contact the following persons directly for questions related:  
                                                                                                                

Meet Our Founders

Every year, the EPICentre features our newest cohort of startups in the RBC EPIC Founders Program in a series we like to call Meet Our Founders. This past month, we've had the opportunity to feature Lyric Symone & Co.Environment Machine ShopVectorgazeCommuniCare  and Dignity
                                                                                                                

RBC EPIC Founders Pitch Day


I n anticipation of RBC EPIC Founders Pitch Day, EPICentre's latest cohort is getting ready to make their final pitches after spending the past 12-weeks working on their startups.  Read More
                                                                                                                

EPIC Legal Triage - Asal Karimi


Every year, brilliant students who have the potential to become very successful entrepreneurs graduate from Universities across Canada. Most of them find themselves looking for the right guidance and training to transition from academia to working in the business world. Read More
                                                                                                                

IP In Risk Management


Working with the Legal Triage Service for EPICentre has been an incredibly rewarding experience being able to help educate entrepreneurs on IP and business strategy. Read More
                                                                                                                

        EPIC Opportunities 
                                                                                                                

My EPIC Idea

Have a great idea?  A solution to a newfound problem?  The next big thing?  We want to hear about it!
We're taking our EPIC Idea sessions virtual. email layanb@uwindsor.ca to get set up with one of our EPIC Program Leads. You'll have the opportunity to discuss your idea and find out the next steps to make your dreams a reality.
                                                                                                             

 External  Opportunities 
                                                                                                                

RE3: Rebuild, Reopen, Revive

RE3 is a government funded program that provides non-repayable performance based contributions up to $5,000 to assist Southern Ontario women-led SMEs to rebuild, reopen and revive their businesses.
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Applications are Open for
ScaleUP Tech Accelerator

ScaleUP Tech Accelerator provides intensive growth coaching, expert insight, strategic planning and financial assistance to tech entrepreneurs in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent looking to scale their business.
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