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MARCH 2024


University of Windsor’s EPICentre Receives Perseverance Award at International Women’s Day Gala

On Friday, March 8th, the University of Windsor Entrepreneurship, Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre) was presented with the Perseverance Award (sponsored by Build A Dream) at the International Women’s Day Gala hosted by WEST of Windsor Inc.

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EPICentre Celebrates International Women’s Day with NetworkHER event

Since January 2022, EPICentre has proudly collaborated with the Embassy and Consulates of the United States on the Entrepreneurship SpeakHER Series, spotlighting the journeys of American female entrepreneurs. Thus far, the series has consisted of 10 virtual speaker session interviews, 2 virtual networking events, and the most recent and first in-person activation of the NetworkHER Event.

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Venture Who? VentureU!

VentureU, a 5-day bootcamp program held during the University’s reading week, aims to foster innovation and teamwork among students of all levels. From Tuesday the 20th of February till Saturday the 24th of February, the EPICentre proudly hosted 40 lancers for the 3rd cohort of its VentureU program. Yes! You heard that right, 3rd Cohort!

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Recordings now available for the AI and Its Impacts symposium

EPICentre, in partnership with Prof. Myra Tawfik, Don Rodzik Family Chair in Law and Entrepreneurship, and LTEC Lab, hosted the “Disruptive Technology: AI and its Impact on the Legal Profession and the Automotive Industry – What Path (s) for Regulation?” symposium on March 1st. The full-day symposium brought together 13 distinguished speakers from academia and industry to discuss the transformative impact of AI on two key sectors: the legal profession and the automotive industry.

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Applications for Crossborder MentHERship Program Close Tomorrow!

The Cross-border MentHERship program is a designed to help Canadian women entrepreneurs looking to expand or grow their business into the U.S market. This initiative brings together seasoned female mentors from the U.S. to guide participants in their efforts as they explore the dynamic and competitive market in the U.S.

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Applications for the RBC EPIC Founders Program are now open!

The Founders Program is an intensive 12-week accelerator program for early-stage founders looking to learn how to a build a viable startup business model. Over the course of 12-weeks, participants will receive up to $6,000 as a participation award, have access to dynamic, mentors and coaches, as well as the opportunity to attend tailored workshops, training seminars, and special events.

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Connect For: 444

Ready to Connect 4: 444? Join the EPICentre team for our next Connect 4 networking event where we’ll be playing games, connecting with students on campus and celebrating alliteration at the 444 event. Join us for an exam prep presentation from the UWSA peer support group, then join us for a march madness style trivia event! Brush up on your entrepreneurship knowledge for your chance to win a prize for your team!

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RBC Founders (Fall) Final Pitch Competition

The Founders (Fall) Program is aimed to support early-stage businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to build a viable business. This 5-month accelerator program will conclude on April 9, 2024, where 6 startups will pitch their business to a panel of judges for the chance to win $3,000 in cash prizes.

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Wake Up Windsor Essex; Express Breakfast Networking 

Get noticed, get leads! Enjoy breakfast, followed by 90 seconds to market your services or product to a captive audience! Need more exposure? Chamber members can purchase additional speaking time (limited availability).

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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.

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Join our new “Hub” on IHUBApp!

The University of Windsor EPICentre is excited to announce it has taken a significant leap forward in fostering innovation and entrepreneurial spirit with the launch of its NEW IHUBApp that leverages the latest in next-gen app technology OurThis next-generation app technology brings together aspiring entrepreneurs, startups, and industry experts to create a vibrant business growth and development ecosystem.

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Calling All Student Entrepreneurs!

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. Qualifying student applicants compete in the National Qualifier for a chance to move onto the National Championships. Finalists from the National Championships move on to compete on the world stage in the Global Finals the following spring.

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What if you had a professional coach to support your educational or business endeavors? Would you take the shot? If you are between the ages of 17-29 in Windsor‑Essex County / Chatham-Kent area and have an idea for a business you’d like to open or already have a business operation, the ball is in your court!

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Meet HiveExp

Meet HiveExp, a groundbreaking mobile application designed to revolutionize the way students engage with campus life and local community. The initial prototype for the University of Windsor has successfully connected 500 students with campus events and local business offerings within just three months. This platform not only facilitates effortless event promotion for clubs and organizations, but also amplifies exposure for local businesses, catering to the student demographic. Join them for "The Experience," an event celebrating the ambitious, innovative, and engaged minds of our student body on April 1 from 4-7 pm at the CAW Alumni Auditorium.

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