Volume 64
September 2019
EPICENTRE EVENTS

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October 30, 2019


November 5, 2019


IP Basics for Startups - November 15, 2019



November 29, 2019


COMMUNITY EVENTS

October 4, 2019



- October 4 , 2019


Windsor-Essex DevFest- October 5, 2019




Dreamer Day Breakfast - October 11, 2019




October 16, 2019






October 24, 2019


TECH WEEK YQG: Tech Mobility - October 25, 2019

TECH WEEK: YQG Tech Awards - October 26, 2019

Forbes Under 30 Summit - October 27, 2019

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A Message from the Director

Welcome Fall!   
First of all , we would like to thank Ag-Tronic Control Systems Inc. for their generous donation of a 3D printer to our makerspace. This addition will enable us to increase our 3D printing capacity to serve our members and students who use our makerspace
 
On September 6 th FedDev  Ontario announced a $5 million funding to support our local automobility innovation cluster. The project led by the Windsor  Essex Economic Development Corporation will support  a number of  initiatives at the University, including  EPICentre , Cross Border Institute and faculty of Engineering.  EPICentre  will be leading the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurial network. Stay tuned for details in the upcoming weeks.  

We are excited to finally select four social enterprises out of the seven who pitched at the 2 nd  Libro EPIC Social Enterprise Pitch Competition on September 19 th  to join the Libro EPIC Social Enterprise Program. For the next four months, each social enterprise will receive a stipend of up to $8,000 to work on their social enterprise at  EPICentre .    

Finally, we would like to welcome  the first Canadian chapter of Women in Cybersecurity to t he  EPICentre's  community.  EPICentre  will provide the  homebase  to students in  WiCys  to support their initiatives in encouraging more women in cybersecurity space, one step towards building a cyber tech community in Windsor.     
                                                                                                                
Check out our Social Innovators!

EPICentre and  Libro Credit Union  partnered together to develop a Social Impact Initiative which aims to cultivate a social enterprise ecosystem in our region that supports entrepreneurs looking to run a for-profit business that directly addresses a social, cultural or environmental issue.
                                                                                                                

Shibley Righton Community Impact Award

Congratulations to Kindness Café, a social enterprise by UWindsor Masters of Medical Biotechnology graduate, Ola Ahmed, as the recipient of the 2019 Shibley Righton Community Impact Award. Kindness Café The Shibley Righton Community Impact Award was established in 2016 to support a student entrepreneur where his/her business has a potential for positive community impact in the WindsorEssex region.
                                                                                                                

Ag-Tronic Control Systems Inc. donates 
3D Printer to EPICentre

EPICentre would like to thank Ag-Tronic Control Systems Inc. for the donation of a 3D printer to our makerspace. Read More
                                                                                                                

EPIC Legal Triage
Identifying key legal issues and developing intellectual property literacy are very important for a startup company. To help better prepare our start-ups in their entrepreneurial journey, EPICentre is pleased to announce the launch of its free EPIC Legal Triage service for its members. Learn More
                                                                                                                

Meet Our EPIC Student Ambassadors!
The EPIC Student Ambassador Program is in full swing! 5 University of Windsor students will be representing EPICentre as our EPIC Student Ambassadors for the duration of the school year. Read more
                                                                                                                

Tips from the Brazilian ecosystem to Canada and the Importance of Global Interaction
I have learned a lot about the Canadian entrepreneurship ecosystem here, working on three consulting projects with real organization while simultaneously working on my main project.  Read More  
                                                                                                                

Who frequents EPICentre and how they are?
Do you want to know more about who makes the EPICentre? Who is walking and what they are doing? I will talk specifically about it here.   Read More  
                                                                                                                

Opportunity to trial TalentFit's 
Cultural Signature Assessment

TalentFit AI ( www.talentfit.ai ), a startup company co-founded by Dr. Kyle Brykman, an assistant professor at the Odette School of Business, is looking for additional companies to trial their  Cultural Signature Assessment. Using AI and machine learning, TalentFit AI uses the power of organizational behaviour science to help companies quickly measure which candidates will be great additions to their culture, while ensuring they match the required job criteria for hiring.
 
If you have a team of more than five and would like to try this assessment, please contact Dr. Brykman at  Kyle.Brykman@uwindsor.ca.
                                                                                                                

                                                                                  
EPIC Opportunities 
                                                                                                                

Venture for Canada Meet and Greet
Join us for this interactive meet and greet with refreshments to meet Venture for Canada's Founder and CEO, Scott Stirrett who will detailing how you can dive into startup life and build experience in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment across Canada. Read More
                                                                                                                

Open for Application
Click here for more details
                                                                                                               

External Opportunities
                                                                                                                

Proteus Innovation Competition Launch

The University of Windsor will be participating in the Proteus Innovation Competition, a three part competition that will challenge individuals to create a viable commercialization strategy for 1 of 3 promising technologies, in hopes of winning a cash prize of up to $5,000! The Launch party for the competition will be hosted in the EPICentre workshop room and also livestreamed at Western University in London, and McMaster University in Hamilton on November 20th, from 3-5pm.
Please register for the launch party at EPICentre
For more information visit  https://proteusic.com/ 
or contact Tina Suntres, Windsor lead at  Tina.Suntres@uwindsor.ca
                                                                                                                

Project Management Certificate Program

You are only 12 days, spread across four-months, away from earning a Certificate in Project Management. Learn More
                                                                                                                

UWindsor Ten Thousand Coffees: 
Online Networking and Mentorship

What if every student and alumni from UWindsor had five to fifteen new connections to learn, share, and grow?  Learn More
                                                                                                                

The Queen's Entrepreneurs' Competition 

The QEC is student-run and judged by executives from companies such as Google, CIBC, and Accenture. Located in the heart of Toronto, Ontario, the competition attracts attendees from some of the largest investment firms and corporations. The competition is open to all undergraduate students with an entrepreneurial business.  Learn More
                                                                                                                

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