On Tuesday the 19th, the University of Windsor EPICentre welcomed a brand new cohort to the RBC EPIC Founders Program. An intensive 12-week startup accelerator program for budding entrepreneurs. 7 teams from various industries and faculties began their journey lead by EPICentre Program Led, Sydney Thompson. Throughout the duration of the program, startups will have the opportunity to attend weekly virtual workshops and seminars with industry professionals and distinguished guest speakers. They will receive one-on-one coaching and mentorship from our EPIC Mentors Maureen Lucas and Dave Kirby plus many more benefits including a $6000 stipend funded from RBC to help kickstart their journey.
This years cohort has the added obstacle of completing the program on a completely virtual platform. From workshops to mentorship, our teams will learn to navigate the world of entrepreneurship while socially distancing. On August 6th, the teams will have the chance to compete in the final pitch competition for an opportunity to win a cash prize.
Without further ado, we would like to introduce you to our 2020 EPIC Founders Cohort:
Founder: Nia Thompson (FAHSS)
Company Name: Lyric Symone & Co.
Founders: Gagneet Kaur (FAHSS)
Parneet Singh (Bachelor of Computer Science)
Company Name: Dignity
Founders: Jaydee Tarpeh (Faculty of Engineering, Electrical)
Nyasha Kapfumvuti (Faculty of Engineering, Electrical)
Company: Xenia Education Inc.
Founder: Michael Lucenkiw (Master of Fine Arts)
Company: The Environment Machine Shop
Founders: Richa Singh Magnawat (Masters of Engineering, Electrical & Computer)
Dhrumil Patel (Graduate Certificate Data Analytics for Business Decision Making)
Founders: Brauntë Petric (Master of Fine Arts, Film Production)
Adam Dunn (Master of Fine Arts, Film Production)
Founder: Sana Channar (Computer Sytems Technology – Networking