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MAY 2023


Introducing the 2023 RBC Founders Cohort

We are excited to announce the University of Windsor EPICentre’s 2023 RBC EPIC Founders Cohort! This intensive 12-week accelerator program is designed for early-stage founders eager to learn how to build a viable startup business model.


EPICentre 2023 Libro Social Enterprise Coaching Pitch Competition Recap

On May 26th, the University of Windsor’s EPICentre, in collaboration with Libro Credit Union, held the highly anticipated Social Enterprise Coaching Pitch Competition. The event showcased nine aspiring social entrepreneurs’ hard work and innovative ideas.


Welcome to our Newest Expert Advisor

Aaron Mavrinac, Ph.D.

Aaron Mavrinac is a co-founder and VP of software development company Opreto. Born and raised in Windsor, his technical career has spanned over two decades and run the gamut from electronics and embedded systems to pure software, mostly in industrial automation and autonomous vehicles. He completed a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Windsor in 2012, specializing in artificial perception.

 Congratulations to our VentureWomen graduate Erika Pozzuoli

Pure Mentality provides counseling and holistic healing services. After just one year, they’re now expanding to a second location.


Greennovation Workshop:

Circular Economy – Via zoom

Be a part of the conversation, as we bring the topics of social enterprise & economy FULL CIRCLE. In this presentation, you will gain insight into this concept called circular economy and what this would mean for a sustainable future.


Intro to 3D Printing: Lvl 1

This workshop covers a comprehensive look at the basics of 3D printing. No experience necessary!! Participants will leave with an understanding of various technologies on the current market and what kind of tech is readily available to them. The idea of how, when, and why 3D printing should be and is being used will be clearly defined. Finally, participants will walk through the entire 3D printing process, giving them the confidence to start their own projects in their homes, school, or even industries.

June 5
June 26

Intro to 3D Modelling and Slicing: Lvl 2

Participants will gain hands-on experience with these softwares and utilize them to create parts of their own. This will lead to discussions on 3D modeling techniques and best practices. Finally, participants will be introduced to a slicing software which is the last stage before the printing process. For a better experience, participants are recommended to bring their own laptops.

June 14
June 28
You have an idea; we want to help!

The VentureStart Program is aimed to help University of Windsor students, and recent graduates, as well as St. Clair College students, turn their ideas into reality.

EPICentre Invites Entrepreneurs to Join Coworking Membership

The EPICentre Coworking Program, a program for new and existing companies to gain access to EPICentre’s open concept workspace, amenities, local entrepreneurship ecosystem, and more! Visit our website for more information.


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