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RBC EPIC Founders Program

RBC EPIC Founder's Program

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 7th to July 27th, 2018 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: April 13, 2018
Please submit your completed application to Nicole Anderson: nicolea@uwindsor.ca

Round 2: Idea Pitch
Successful candidates will be asked to pitch their idea and prototype 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 and prototype for an additional prize of $3,500. It is mandatory that you pitch your idea on July 27th, 2018

Click Here to Download the Application

Questions? Ask Nicole Anderson: nicolea@uwindsor.ca