EPIC Winter Founders Program

EPIC Founders Program

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

Program Start Date: January 8, 2018
Program End Date: March 30, 2018
Pitch Day: March 30, 2018

Application Process

Round 1: Formal Application
Deadline to Apply: December 3rd, 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
  • Entrepreneur 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 March 30, 2018

Click Here to Download the Application

Questions? Ask Nicole Anderson: nicolea@uwindsor.ca