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EPIC Fall Founders program concludes with Pitch Day competition

Fall Founders Cohort 2017

The results are in! The 2017 EPIC Fall Founders Program came to a close on December 1st, 2017 with a Final Pitch Day. In the afternoon, each founder had the opportunity to showcase their Minimum Viable Products in a tradeshow-style setup at EPICentre. Guests were able to demo each innovation before the official pitch presentation session. Here, founders had 6 minutes to present their progress through the term and their learning outcomes to a panel of judges.

EPICentre would like to thank the following 2017 EPIC Fall Founders Pitch Day judges:

  • Sara Alhasan, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)
  • Yvonne Pilon, WEtech Alliance
  • Colin McKillop, Windsor-Essex Capital Angel Network (WECAN)
  • Barton Seguin, Shibley Righton LLP

Throughout the term, each founder was assigned a mentor with whom to work on their business model progress. EPICentre would like to thank the following community members who have graciously offered their time and support to the program:

  • David Kirby (EPICentre Entrepreneur-in-Residence)
  • Maureen Lucas (EPICentre Entrepreneur-in-Residence)
  • Frank Abbruzzese
  • Jakub Koter
  • John Dobrowolsky
  • Keith Henry
  • Steve Cheifetz
  • Aaron Mavrinac
  • Matt Hernandez
  • Sebastian Agosta
  • Connor Patterson
  • Peter Wares
  • Greg Drouillard
  • Maurice Marwood
  • Chintan Virani
  • Celso Oliveira
  • Shelley Fellows
  • Karen Plunkett
  • Julie Charron
  • Terra Cadeau
  • Jenna Wilson


Congratulations to the team who was selected for the top prize of $1,000 provided by Ontario Centres for Excellence: Kalkin Shellat, Sarjan

Sarjan wins 1st Prize

Congratulations to the team who was selected as runner-up and received a prize of $500 provided by WEtech Alliance: Alex Gervais & Washington Nguyen, Reminder Liner

Reminder Liner takes home 2nd place

We would also like to congratulate all of our 2017 EPIC Fall Founders for their dedication and applaud them on the amazing startups they have created over the semester!





Applications will be open for the summer cohort of the RBC EPIC Founders Program in early 2018. Check back for updates and for more information on our Founders Program, please visit: http://www.epicentreuwindsor.ca/epic-founders-program/