Lancer’s Lair 2016

Lancer's Lair
The Lancer’s Lair is being offered as a part of the UWill Discover undergraduate research conference and is available to all conference presenters who wish to explore how to develop and apply their research work to a marketable business concept. Students must address the following three questions regarding their research:
  1. What problem does the research solve?
  2. What customer base could the research serve?
  3. What marketing strategy will be most effective in reaching those customers?
Lancer's Lair Infographic EPICentre is offering substantial cash prizes for the top three proposals:
  1. First Prize – $1500
  2. Second Prize – $750
  3. Third Prize – $500
In addition, the winning proposals will be automatically included in the EPIC Discovery Program and given mentoring support to develop their concepts. For a short video on Lancer’s Lair, please click the following link: Lancer’s Lair Interview Video

Selection Process

Similar to the popular hit TV show Dragon’s Den, Lancer’s Lair allows participants to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges who will then select the top three proposals. In order to qualify, participants are required to attend the ‘Test Your Business Idea’ Workshop on February 22nd, 2016 from 4:00PM – 6:00PM at EPIC Innovation. Click here for more details. For those participants who are unable to attend the workshop, please contact Taylor Laporte at to make alternative arrangements. The submission deadline for the abstract is February 29th, 2016. If selected to present at the Lancer’s Lair, we will notify you by March 8th, 2016. Presentations will be 10 minutes in length with approximately 7 minutes to present the business application of the research and the remaining 3 minutes to answer questions.