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EPIC Fall Founders Program

Roy Verstraete Fall Founders Cohort

The EPIC Fall 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 full time and are paid up to $6,000 from September to December to work with mentors on their minimum viable product. The EPIC Fall Founders program is also available as a co-op placement for students who would rather start their own innovative business.

We would also like to recognize Shibley Righton LLP for their contribution to the Fall Founders Award for Community Impact in Windsor-Essex.

Program Start Date: Monday, September 11, 2017
Program End Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
Pitch Day: December 1, 2017

Application Process
Round 1: Formal Application
Deadline to Apply: August 21st, 2017
Please submit your completed application to Nicole Anderson: nicolea@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 (for alumni, you must have graduated no earlier than 2010)
  • Under 29 years of age
  • Business must be physically based in Windsor-Essex
  • Must have a feasible (validated) business idea, at the beta and/or pre-revenue stage
  • Must dedicate at least 10 hours per week to the program
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada
  • Must attend final pitch day on December 1, 2017

Click Here to Download the Application

Questions? Ask Nicole Anderson: nicolea@uwindsor.ca