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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 to July to work with mentors on their minimum viable product. The 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: March 31st, 2017
Please submit your completed application to Nicole Anderson: nsleiman@uwindsor.ca

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 2010)
  • 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 8th until July 28th, 2017 (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 August 2nd, 2017

Click Here to Download the Application

Questions? Ask Nicole Anderson: nsleiman@uwindsor.ca