What is EPICentre?

Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre Outside

The Entrepreneurship, Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre) is the hub for all entrepreneurial endeavours on the University of Windsor campus. From extra-curricular activities in our entrepreneurship centre to hands-on workshops in our makerspace, students from all disciplines have the opportunity to explore and practice entrepreneurial thinking and culture. Moreover, aspiring students and recent graduates from any post-secondary institution have access to mentorship, a collaborative co-working space and funding opportunities to start and grow their businesses.

EPICentre operates two facilities. Our main facility, located on the 2nd floor of the Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre, is the collaborative space dedicated to entrepreneurial activities, including an open concept co-working space for startups. Our makerspace, the Windsor Mold Group EPIC Makers’ Base, is located in the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation where students and makers come together to learn, explore, tinker and create prototypes.

EPICentre Vision

EPICentre’s vision is to support the transformation of people into entrepreneurial thinkers, and innovative ideas into successful economic and social enterprises through training, mentorship and networking

EPICentre Mission
  1. To provide experiential entrepreneurial learning opportunities that enhance University of Windsor’s mission regarding education and research.
  2. To provide skills, tools, and network to entrepreneurs and professionals to launch and grow economic and social initiatives.
EPICentre Values
  • We hold ourselves accountable by performing our duties with passion and integrity
  • We embrace a diverse and fun work environment through trust and respect
  • We achieve service excellence through teamwork, empathy and continuous improvement
  • We shape the future with constant experimentation and innovation

Students and recent graduates from any post-secondary institution can participate in our workshops, networking events and competitions. We also offer a wide variety of startup programs to support those interested to explore their ideas and start their own businesses or social enterprises.


Entrepreneurs from our community can participate in some of our startup programs, where certain eligibility and conditions may apply.


EPICentre can offer guest lectures and presentations on topics related to entrepreneurship to any class. Our makerspace can also assist faculty members and their students with projects. Monthly Faculty Lunch n’ Learn series offers a platform for faculty members to connect with their colleagues on topics related to entrepreneurship and commercialization.


Community members are welcome to participate in our workshops and networking events.

meet our


Wen Teoh

Wen joined EPICentre in 2014 as a founding member and the Venture Start Director. She has twenty years of experience in IT, project management and entrepreneurship. She co-founded an international gas distribution company in Malaysia and a high-pressure cylinder distribution company in the US before moving to Windsor. Wen has a B.B.A. from University of Toledo and an MBA from University of Windsor. Wen teaches Entrepreneurial Resource Management sessionally at Odette School of Business. Wen is also a board member at the WindsorEssex Community Foundation, Art Gallery of Windsor, and WEtech Alliance.

Meet Our Full Team
Wen Teoh Bio


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