EPICentre’s second round of our EPIC VentureWomen Program kicked off virtually earlier this month. This program will work closely with 10 women-led ventures over the next 4-months and provide them with mentorship, resources, and funding to help them explore their ideas, increase their entrepreneurial skills, expand their network, and build a business that is future proof.
This program is specifically designed with special attention to the systemic barriers women face in entrepreneurship. Through this program, the VentureWomen participants will have access to tailored training and support through our EPIC Advisory Panel which aims to provide the VentureWomen with training and resources in topics such as leadership, teamwork, sales strategy, finance, accounting, business law, and product development.
Welcoming our EPIC Advisor Panel:
- Amanda Orr
Founder, AO Marketing
- Celso Oliveira
Automotive Industry Strategy Lead & Business Centre Manager, BDC
- Dane Charles
Associate Investment Advisor for Allison Martinello Group, RBC Dominion Securities
- David Kirby
Current EPICentre EIR & Past Co-Founder & CFO of Pharmaphil
- Duncan Lam
General Manager, CAMufacturing Solutions
- John Dobrowolsky
Owner, Sandler Training Windsor
- Julie Lee
Licensed Public Accountant, Gordon B Lee Chartered Accountants
- Karolyn Hart
Founder & President, InspireHUB
- Kit Moore
President & Lead Strategy Advisor, BluePrint CPA’s
- Maureen Lucas
Current EPICentre EIR & Past Founder, LucasWorks!
- Michael Chachula
Founder & CEO, Foursixty
- Rebecca Stasko
Principal & Lead Strategist, SKO Communications
Together, we believe in the mission of helping women changemakers reimage the future. Thank you to all of our EPIC Advisors and for all those making this program possible. For a full list of the Fall VentureWomen Program participants, please visit this link: epicentreuwindsor.ca/introducing-the-fall-venturewomen-cohort
This program will support 10 women-led ventures over the next 4 months, providing them with tailored training and support, mentorship and advisory services, access to $2,500 in funding, and the opportunity to pitch their business idea for a chance to win up to $6,000 in cash prizes sponsored by Shibley Righton LLP and Lucas Imagine Fund. The EPIC VentureWomen funding is made possible through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario in collaboration with RISE Windsor-Essex.