The RBC EPIC Founders program is intended to teach startup founders the theory of the Lean Startup, while working through the Business Model Canvas and Starting Lean methodology. Students work and are paid full-time from May to July to work with mentors on their minimum viable product. The RBC EPIC Founders Program is also available as a co-op placement for co-op students who would rather start their own innovative business.
Application Process Round 1: Formal Application
Deadline to Apply: Early 2018 (exact date to be determined)
Please submit your completed application to Nicole Anderson: email@example.com
Round 2: Idea Pitch
Successful candidates will be asked to pitch their idea in front of a panel of judges.
Student or recent graduate of any post-secondary institution (Alumni graduation post-2011)
Under 29 years of age
Business idea must be based in Windsor-Essex
Must have a feasible (validated) business idea, at the beta and/or pre-revenue stage
Not working full-time elsewhere
Must dedicate 35 hrs/week on business
Must be available 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday-Friday from May 7th until July 27th, 2018 (excluding holidays), and occasional nights and weekends
Must be eligible to work in Canada
Founders will pitch their startup idea for an additional prize of $3,500. It is mandatory that you pitch your idea on July 27th, 2018