Volume 61
June 2019

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A Message from the Director

Happy Summer!
Summer typically is the busiest time at EPICentre as the full-time RBC EPIC Founders Program is in full swing. We are hosting many free Lunch N' Learn workshop series for startups looking to learn the basics in finance & accounting, marketing & sales and law in the summer, so be sure to check out our Events Page for details. The 2nd Libro EPIC Social Impact Initiative has also just begun this month. Throughout the summer, we will host a series of workshops on social innovation and social enterprise, leading to the Libro EPIC Social Enterprise Pitch Competition in September where up to four social enterprises will be selected to participate in the 2nd Libro EPIC Social Enterprise accelerator program in fall 2019.
Last but not least, I'd like to welcome Gabriel Cavalho dos Santos, an undergraduate student from Federal University of Sao Paolo (UNIFESP) in Brazil to EPICentre. Co-funded by Mitacs Globalink Research Award and University of Windsor, Gabriel joins Anna Paula Bento Costa who came in April in a 16-week program, working on various research projects for EPICentre and Dr. Francine Schlosser, Odette Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Please give a warm Windsor Welcome to Gabriel the next time you come to EPICentre.
Thank you again for your support!

UWindsor Team Brings Home Award at Erie Hack Competition
Amazing things happen when great minds come together and that couldn't be truer for Dylan Verburg and Vinay  Thapliyal, two members of our EPIC team. Read More

True North Conference
Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend the True North Conference hosted by  Communitech  - public-private innovation hub in Waterloo that supports a community of more than 1,400 companies - from startups to scale-ups to large global players. Read More

A Brighter City with Windsor Eats
This month, our Mitacs students Anna and Gabriel had the opportunity to join the Windsor Eats team in the Friday Night Lights ride during the Carousel of Nations. Read about their experience here!

Mentor Networking Night Recap
EPICentre  welcomed 9 professionals from the Windsor-Essex community on  Jun e 25 th  to participate in our annual Mentor Networking Night.  This 2-hour event is exclusive to our RBC EPIC Founders and EPIC Incubation members. Read More


EPIC Opportunities 

EPICentre is hiring a Part-Time Student Lead for Windsor Mold Group EPIC Makers' Base
EPICentre is looking for an energetic student to fill the part-time position of Makerspace Student Lead for the Windsor Mold Group EPIC Makers' Base. Read More

Calling All Changemakers!
Pitch for a chance to participate in the Libro EPIC Social Enterprise Program to further develop your social enterprise idea through mentorship, programming and up to $8,000 in funding. Open Submission is August 1st. Learn More

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External Opportunities

Leaders Prize 

Leaders Prize Fact or Fake News?  With the advancement of machine learning and natural language processing techniques, we  have an opportunity to fact - check claims faster than ever and stop fake news before it spreads. The Leaders Prize will award  $1 million  to the team who can best use artificial intelligence to  automate the fact - checking process and flag whether a claim is true or false. Learn More

The Healthy Neighbourhoods Data Challenge 

This competition challenges Canadians to identify new sources of data and analytical mechanisms that can improve the understanding of physical environments in order to promote healthy living and improve health outcomes in neighbourhoods. The most promising ideas will be funded (up to $60,000) and developed into scalable concepts with the goal of supporting public health. Learn More

OpenText Enterprise World 2019 

Experience OpenText Enterprise World, the largest EIM conference globally, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from July 9-11, 2019.

Tech Summer Social

Connect with Toronto's most innovative startups, iconic founders and influential investors over an open bar, food, music and carnival-style games. Learn More

iBRIDGE Toronto 2019

iBRIDGES is an open, inclusive and collaborative initiative which aims to empower a worldwide high-tech entrepreneurial community, focused on those of Iranian descent, to exchange knowledge, best practices, and innovative thinking. Learn More

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