RBC EPIC Founders Program

RBC EPIC Founder's Program

The 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 students who would rather start their own innovative business.

Application Process
Round 1: Formal Application
Deadline to Apply: March 31st, 2016
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.


  • University of Windsor Student or Alumni (Alumni graduation post 2011)
  • Under 29 years of age
  • Business idea must be based in Windsor
  • 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 in May until July, 2016 (excluding holidays), and occasional nights and weekends
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada

Click Here to Download the Application

Questions? Ask Nicole Anderson: nsleiman@uwindsor.ca

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