Volume 67
January 2020

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A Message from the Director

Happy 2020!  

This month,  EPICentre  celebrated its 6 th  Anniversary.  We'd like to thank everyone who has supported us thus far.  To date, we have exposed over 12,000 students to entrepreneurship , helped over 300 students validated their ideas  and supported over 80  startup  companies.  As always, we are fully committed to our mission . We want to enable our  students to create their own futures . Through our programs and services, students gain  experiential entrepreneurial learning opportunities  while entrepreneurs receive   mentorship,  resources and network to launch their ventures.  

This month, we are wrapping up the 2 nd  Libro-EPIC Social Enterprise cohort by graduating four fantastic social enterprises. T hey will be presenting at our Social Enterprise Forum on March 12 th .    

On the other hand, we a re excited t o welcome our 1st  EPIC  VentureWomen  Program cohort. Starting February 14 th , the four selected teams will be going through a series of workshops and mentorships at  EPICentre . Save the date to watch them pitch at the Final Pitch Day on March 30 th  

Finally, we would like to introduce two new additions to the EPIC Team: Dalyn Hebert, a 3 rd  year  BComm  student from Odette ,  will be spending his winter term as our co-op student. Michael  Lucenkiew , an MFA student from School of Creative Arts has joined the Windsor Mold Group EPIC Makers' Base Team as a  makerspace  student  lead.   
An EPIC Experience
When I choose a co-op placement, I look for a workplace that has a welcoming work culture, that cares about me and my future and gives me work I look forward to doing. Luckily for me, all these things and more have been provided by the EPICentre. Follow Dalyn's Journey

Welcome Winter 2020 Student Ambassadors!
Our newest cohort of EPIC student ambassadors have officially arrived at the EPICentre offices and have already hit the ground running! 
Visit our website to learn more about this semesters EPIC Ambassadors!

Meet Our Incubators: InLogic Global
The EPICentre prides itself on helping entrepreneurs follow their dreams and our reach has become international now that Yahya Shunnar has joined the team as an EPIC incubator. Learn more about Yahya's journey.

Meet Our Incubators: GaiaDigits
GaiaDigits Inc., a new start-up local Canadian software company, has officially moved into EPICentre of the University of Windsor on January 2nd, 2020. Learn more about GaiaDigits

UWindsor Robotics & Tech Club

The newly founded UWindsor Robotics & Tech Club is a group of students from a variety of practices such as Computer Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, etc. We provide students a platform to create, learn and research about tech applications in robotics and the internet of things. Learn More

        EPIC Opportunities 

EPIC Blue Sky Competition

An idea competition that asks multidisciplinary teams (of at least 2) to come up with a solution to any problem in the field of mobility. Participants have a chance to win cash prizes of up to $2,250. 

External Opportunities

Application Deadline Extended for 
Lab2Market Program
Lab2Market (L2M) is the first national-level program in Canada to fund and equip graduate students and their faculty supervisors with the entrepreneurial skills needed to assess the commercial viability of their university-based research innovations. Learn more about the program

Investment Readiness Program for 
Social Purpose Organizations
The Investment Readiness Program (IRP)   supports new and innovative ways of building social finance. It is designed to help social purpose organizations explore, grow and flourish across Canada, contributing to solving present social, cultural and environmental challenges. 

The Faurecia Biosensing Safety Challenge
The automotive industry is experiencing a major transformation driven by societal and environmental trends leading to an acceleration of new mobility solutions. As a result, automakers are facing new challenges to make vehicles more intuitive, connected and personalized. 

Stu Clark New Venture Championships: 
Graduate Edition
This competition is open to all graduate students and helps them gain real experience while developing and growing new ventures. Just by participating teams are guaranteed at least  $1,000 CDN and will receive feedback from our leading industry judges. Learn More

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