Volume 60
May 2019
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A Message from the Director

Dear EPICentre's supporters,
First of all, I would like to extend my greeting to you, for the first time, as the Director of EPICentre. I am honoured to have received the baton from Dr. Francine Schlosser to continue EPICentre's mission in cultivating entrepreneurship and accelerating new startups. A very sincere thanks to Dr. Schlosser for leading EPICentre to such great heights in the past three years. Our team aims to continue this tradition.
The 2019 RBC EPIC Founders Program has just started this month. We have nine promising ventures participating in the program this year. We will be publishing their individual story every week. Make sure you follow our social media posts and website to learn more about the founders and their business ideas.
With the conclusion of the 2018/19 fiscal year, we would like to share with you our 2018/19 EPIC Impact Report. Last year, EPICentre delivered 131 programs and events with 4,481 participants. Membership for our makerspace, the Windsor Mold Group EPIC Makers' Base has now grown to 105 members, a 55% increase from the previous year. 126 students and graduates have also taken advantage of our programs and facilities to support and enhance their entrepreneurial venture and business startup experience. These are just a few highlights of the great work the team at EPICentre did last year to fulfill our missions of providing experiential entrepreneurial learning opportunities to students and providing tools and resources to entrepreneurs to launch and grow their business ventures. Please download the full 2018/19 EPIC Impact Report here for details.
We look forward to engaging with you the coming year. If you have any suggestion or feedback for our programs and services, please feel free to reach out to me at wteoh@uwindsor.ca.
Thank you for your support!

Alumni Association EPICentre Founders Award

Congratulations to Loba Afolabi.  He has been awarded the  Alumni  Association EPICentre Founders Award.  This award is granted annually to a full-time undergraduate student based on good academic standing, on and off campus entrepreneurship activities, previous entrepreneurship experience, and successfully completing programming in the EPICentre.  Loba completed his Bachelor of Science degree and was part of the Discovery Program at EPICentre.
                                                                                                                

2019 RBC EPIC Founders Program
We are excited to announce the start of our 2019 RBC EPIC Founders Program. We are working with 9 new startups comprised of 11 entrepreneurs working on their innovative businesses. Our diverse cohort is comprised of 5 of the 7 faculties at the University of Windsor including Faculties of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Human Kinetics, Law, Science, and Graduate studies.   Read more 
                                                                                                                

Representing Windsor at the OCE Discovery Conference 2019 
University of Windsor, St. Clair College, WEtech Alliance, Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation, Canadian Association of Mold Makers
                                                                                                                

Connect Over Coffee 
The EPICentre is proud to announce that we have collaborated with the Alumni Association, Career Development & Experiential Learning, Co-operative Education & Workplace Partnerships and the Office of Student Experience in launching UWindsor Ten Thousand Coffees. An initiative that matches students to mentors, helping students create connections in the workforce. Read more
                                                                                                                

A Successful First Month
I've been in Canada for almost a month now and I'm astonished. My colleagues and friends at EPICenter are amazing and are making my experience better than I could ever imagine. They are very polite and always make sure that I meet new people and get involved with the programs they host in here. Read More
                                                                                                                

Save The Date
                                                                                                                

Other Opportunities
                                                                                                                

Windsor-Essex & Bangladesh Business Opportunities 

This informative event presented by the University of Windsor Odette School of Business, High Commission of Bangladesh and WERCC will focus on opportunities to enhance trade and investment relations between Bangladesh and Canada.  Read More 
                                                                                                                

 
Produced by the Entrepreneurship, Practice & Innovation Centre (EPICentre) at the University of Windsor
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