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EPIC Blue Sky Competition

EPIC Blue Sky Competition

A student competition aimed at fostering entrepreneurial thinking in academics

What is it?

  • A 2-minute video competition, showcasing an idea (product or service) to solve ANY problem

Eligibility

  • UWindsor students or St. Clair College students
  • Teams must consist of at least 2 different disciplines
  • Teams of 2-4 students

What do I submit?

  • YouTube link to a maximum 2 minute video
  • E-mail your YouTube link, along with your names, e-mails and disciplines to epicentre@uwindsor.ca
  • Title your e-mail “Blue Sky Entry”

Deadline for Submission

  • March 20th, 2017 11:59PM

I want to participate but I don’t have a team

  • E-mail epicentre@uwindsor.ca with your discipline and a 1-2 sentence description of general topics you are interested in. Title your e-mail “Blue Sky Participant”
  • We will match up single participants and contact all potential team members individually to confirm interest. Once interest from all parties is confirmed, we will introduce team members and you can begin your submission preparation.

Prizes: The Sushil Jain UWin Triple I Awards

  • 1st Place: $1,000, an additional $500 if you are interested in pursuing your idea beyond the competition PLUS a trip to the Ontario entrepreneurial conference in Toronto (OCE Discovery)
  • 2nd Place: $750 PLUS a trip to the Ontario entrepreneurial conference in Toronto (OCE Discovery)
  • 3rd Place: $500 PLUS a trip to the Ontario entrepreneurial conference in Toronto (OCE Discovery)

Video Judging

  • Judging will take place in an open viewing session on March 23rd at 4pm at EPICentre. All participants, friends, family, etc. are welcome to attend to watch the submissions and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
  • Videos will be judged by local entrepreneurs and UWindsor Alumni

 Judging Criteria

Please address the following criteria in your video:

Problem (5)

  • What is the problem? Who does it concern?

Solution (15)

  • What is your solution?
  • What research have you done? (Who are your competitors, etc…)
  • Do you have a mock-up of your solution?
  • Is your solution creative?

Market Research (10)

  • Will people use your product or service?
  • Are there stats to support your research?

Team Members (5)

  • Who are your team members?
  • How will they contribute to the project?

Quality of Video (10)

  • Do you have a high-quality pitch?
  • Is your video convincing?

Questions? E-mail epicentre@uwindsor.ca with the subject “Blue Sky Question”

Previous Winner Submissions

Please use the following videos as examples for your own video creation: