The University of Windsor Entrepreneurship, Practice, and Innovation Centre (EPICentre) is proud to announce an enhanced version of the EPIC Discovery Program. This program helps current students and recent graduates from any faculty develop and validate early-stage business ideas.
The EPIC Discovery Program is the EPICentre’s flagship program specifically geared towards entrepreneurs at the ideation stage through one-on-one mentorship. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses and startups were forced to pivot in order to adapt to the new normal. This shift has opened our eyes to the need to equip new entrepreneurs with the tools and skillset to be resilient in their future ventures.
Members of the revamped EPIC Discovery Program have the opportunity to develop and grow their entrepreneurial skills in areas such as problem identification, customer discovery, value proposition, advanced market research, competitive analysis, and more. While developing these transferrable and dynamic skills, members of the EPIC Discovery Program will also have the opportunity to earn digital badges after achieving specific milestones.
“We’re proud to be at the forefront of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Canada to implement digital badges into our entrepreneurship programs,” said Wen Teoh, EPICentre Director “With these badges, participants can track their progress and share their skills-based digital credentials through portable learning records and social media platforms.”
Individuals accepted into the EPIC Discovery Program will have the added benefit of receiving one-on-one mentorship, access to members-only resources, access to virtual networking spaces as well as access to our collaborative workspace (COVID permitting).
“We’ve been working hard to reframe the EPIC Discovery Program to better suit early-stage startups in their entrepreneurial journey,” said Sydney Thompson, Program Lead. “With this new framework, we’re confident that participants will receive the tools needed to validate their market and move forward with a successful venture.
For more information on the EPIC Discovery Program, please visit our website: https://www.epicentreuwindsor.ca/discovery-program/
Wen Teoh, EPICentre Director
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