APPLICATION DUE DATE: SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2018
PITCH COMPETITION: SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2018 @ 1:00PM
Attend the inaugural Libro-EPIC Social Enterprise Pitch Competition to watch competing teams pitching their ideas to a panel of judges…..
The Libro-EPIC Social Enterprise Pitch Competition is open for individuals and teams with a social enterprise at any stage of development (i.e. you can be anywhere between just having a big idea to already be generating revenue). Social enterprises include businesses that have a social and/or environmental benefit mission along with a revenue-generation model.
The winners of the pitch competition will enter the Libro-EPIC Social Enterprise Program which will award up to $8000 to the winners. The program will require a full-time commitment (35 hours/week) over a 16-week period from October 1st to January 31st (dates subject to change). At the end of the program, teams will present their ideas on January 31st for feedback from an expert panel.
To be eligible for application you must fulfill the following requirements:
Business idea must be based in Windsor (it’s ok to have a global impact)
Have a social/environmental mission statement along with an idea to generate money
Founder must be eligible to work in Canada
Round 1: Formal Application
Applicants will be required to answer the attached questions describing their business/business idea and the steps taken towards validation of this business/business idea.
Applications will be reviewed, and successful applications will proceed to Round 2.
Round 2: Idea Pitch
Teams/Individuals will be informed by September 14th if they are selected to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. Pitches will take place in EPICentre on September 21st, 2018.
Upon successful completion of Round 1, applicants will be required to pitch their idea in front of a panel of judges. Final selection will take place shortly after, and successful applicants will be admitted into the program.
Program Start Date: October 1, 2018
Program End Date: January 31, 2018