The 2017 RBC EPIC Founders Program came to a close on August 2nd, 2017 with a Final Pitch Day. In the afternoon, each founder had the opportunity to showcase their Minimum Viable Products in a tradeshow-style setup at EPICentre. Guests were able to demo each innovation before the official pitch presentation session. Here, founders had 6 minutes to present their progress through the term and their learning outcomes to a panel of judges.
EPICentre would like to thank the following RBC EPIC Founders Final Pitch Day judges:
- Martin Croteau, Ontario Centres of Excellence
- Sandra Vasquez, RBC Foundation
- Yvonne Pilon, WEtech Alliance
- Bob Hendrick, CAMufacturing
- Stan Amyotte, Substrata Thin Film Solutions
Throughout the term, each founder was assigned a mentor with whom to work on their business model progress. EPICentre would like to thank the following community members who have graciously offered their time and support to the program:
- Terra Cadeau
- David Kirby
- Melissa Lyons
- Gerry Simpson
Congratulations to the team who was selected for the top prize of $3,500 provided by the RBC Foundation: Bridget Taylor, New Routes
Congratulations to the team who was selected for the WEtech Local Technology Award: Scott Fairley, Optimotive Technologies
More images from 2017 RBC EPIC Founders Pitch Day can be found on our Facebook page here!
We would also like to congratulate all of our 2017 RBC EPIC Founders for their dedication and applaud them on the amazing startups they have created over the summer!
Applications are open for the next cohort of the EPIC Fall Founders Program. For more information, please follow this link: https://www.epicentreuwindsor.ca/fall-founders-program/
Please also check out an article from the Windsor Star: http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/pitch-day-means-business-for-innovative-u-of-w-program