The EPIC Cross-Border Grant has begun this term with three successful startups looking to expand their businesses to the U.S. market. With the help of funding from the Cross-Border Institute, these entrepreneurs will be spending the next 3-4 months researching their best entry into Michigan. For more information on the program, please visit: https://www.epicentreuwindsor.ca/epicentre-cross-border-entrepreneur-grants/
EPIC Cross-Border Grant Spotlight
The Campus Group
The Campus Group is a media development and production company that produces top quality graphics and video content for digital platforms. The campus group has grown from a branding / logo design company called Papr. and recently expanded to include video development and production. Watch out for some of the video productions The Campus Group would be launching in the next year.
PlateMaster Metal Finishing
Platemaster Metal Finishing is a full service Plating and Electroplating company specializing in Aluminum Anodizing, and Black Oxide finish for steel, to increase the life span and improve the visual appearance of a wide range of products.
Platemaster is conveniently located in Oldcastle (Windsor), Ontario, just off of the 401, and only minutes away from the Ambassador Bridge to the United States, allowing Platemaster to serve the needs of its customers in Canada and the USA.
Platemaster provides specialized local plating services, which help its customers eliminate shipping costs and ensures them faster turnarounds, while performing these services using state-of-the-art equipment, operated by highly trained professionals, meeting the highest standards and specifications.
Platemaster’s experienced and professional metal finishers will ensure that customers’ products are processed to the highest industry standards. Platemaster’s plating systems are designed, and sized, to provide superior finish, outstanding quality, and industry leading, quick turnarounds.
Xpressed Juice Company
Xpressed Juice Company was established to create a healthier alternative in the way we consume products sold in mass markets. When we add the label 100% juice…we mean it! We are committed to providing cold pressed juirces using high quality and locally farmed produce. Our products are fresh, tasty, and support local farmers. We want our customers to enjoy our juices without the high price tag attached to them. When a customer consumes our juice, they should feel that the value was worth every sip.
Not only do we make sure our products taste amazing, we also take pride in their visual appeal. As a flawless diamond would be measured on its cut – clarity – colour, our juice is measured on a similar scale, that being content – colour – consistency. This means we pay attention to the produce we put into our juices, making sure the fruits and vegetables are select, fresh and blended properly. The colour of our juices are rich and vibrant, which captures the eye of our customers. Finally we want to make sure each customer experience is the same if not better than last time.
Xpressed Juice Company not only provides products, we also provide a service. In order for us to deliver a great product and unparalleled service, it is imperative to manage risksk and reduce our costs. Therefore, we have teamed up with a local restaurant and fitness establishment to provide us with their facilities to prepare, bottle and distribute our products.
We at Xpressed view our products as more than just a beverage, but as a meal replacement, an energy boost, an alternative to caffeine, and more importantly a source of nutrients that our bodies need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.