EPIC Blue Sky Competition

Background EPIC Blue Sky

The EPIC Blue Sky Competition is an idea competition fostering entrepreneurial and innovative thinking. Participants are required to submit a 2-minute video showing an idea (product or service) that has the potential of solving an existing problem or satisfying a need in the marketplace.

Check out our video here!

The University of Windsor Alumni Association award consists of:

  • 1st Place: $1000 CASH
  • 2nd Place: $500 CASH

This is a team competition whereby:

  • Each team must consist of 2-4 students
  • Team members must be a current University of Windsor or St. Clair College student in any discipline

Applications are now closed, thank you for your interest in the EPIC Blue Sky Competition!

1st place ($1,000): Drivfluent
Hardik Sonetta, Computer science
Shriaa Sheth, Business

2nd place ($750): Slinger T-Mod longboard
Andrew Thibault, Mechanical Engineering
Stewart Allen, Industrial Engineering
Luke Marinelli, Mechanical Engineering

3rd Place ($500): Nomad Kitchen
Anh Lam, Master of Political Science
Duy-Khang Dang, Master of Management
Hoa Nguyen, Master of Mechanical Engineering

Click here to download the 2020 Blue Sky Launch Party Slideshow

https://www.epicentreuwindsor.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Blue-Sky-Launch-Party-Presentation-Slides.pdf

Applications Open: Monday, March 1, 2021  

Applications closed (upload to YouTube by): Sunday, March 14, 2021 midnight

Finalists (selected through People’s Choice): Sunday, March 21, 2021 midnight

Winners Announced: Friday, March 26, 2021

*People’s Choice is based on social media reactions, likes, shares, and comments*

  1. Up to 12 semi-finalists’ YouTube videos will be shared as a Playlist on the EPICentre Facebook Page
  2. The top 5 finalists will be selected through People’s Choice, via social media shares, likes, views, reactions & comments of the videos on the EPICentre FB playlist
  3. A panel of judges will choose the top 2 winners from the finalists

Teams will be judged on the following:

  1. Problem (scored out of 5):
    1. What is the problem your video is addressing?
  2. Solution (scored out of 15):
    1. What is the solution to your problem?
    2. Is your solution possible?
    3. How impactful is your solution?
    4. Is the solution relevant for your customer?
  3. Innovative (scored out of 10):
    1. Is the solution novel or unique?
    2. Does the solution have relevant differentiation from the competition?
    3. Does the product innovation have the necessary potential for sales and profit?
  4. Market Research (scored out of 10):
    1. Does your video show that there is a demand for the idea?
    2. Competition: Who else is selling the product or service?
    3. Customers: Who are the current and potential customers?
  5. Team Members (scored out of 5):
    1. Who are your team members?
    2. How will your team members contribute to the project?
  6. Quality of Video (scored out of 5):
    1. Is your video high-quality?
    2. Is your video convincing?
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QUESTIONS

Contact epicentre@uwindsor.ca with any questions.