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Got an idea for a business? Looking to turn it into a reality?

Located at St. Clair College, Windsor (South) Campus, the EPIC Genesis Centre offers space and programs available to all post-secondary students and recent graduates. From in-class education, to events, mentorship and workshops, we provide the skills, opportunities and networks to launch and grow your business or idea.

EPIC Genesis is a unique partnership between the University of Windsor - the lead agency - and St. Clair College, giving entrepreneurs access to the cutting-edge expertise of both institutions.

For more information, please contact:

Cathy Mombourquette
Program Manager
519.966.1656 ext 4033
cmombourquette@stclaircollege.ca
www.epicentreuwindsor.ca

Or stop by the EPIC Genesis Centre:
Room 128, Main (South) Campus

For your free electronic copy of a Business Plan Outline, contact cmombourquette@stclaircollege.ca or stop by the EPIC Genesis Centre for a hard copy.

Check out www.epicentreuwindsor.ca/events/ for all our programs, workshops, events & competitions.

Featured Programs & Workshops

Windsor-Essex Mini Maker Faire

Windsor-Essex Mini Maker Flaire Location: St. Clair College

Attention Students! The first annual Windsor-Essex Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday February 24, 2018 here at St. Clair College. Call for Makers, Performers and Crafters is open until February 5, 2018. Entries can be submitted by individuals or by groups, such as schools and hobbyist clubs. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things. Any groups or individuals interested in participating in this inaugural event must complete an application at https://windsoressex.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/ by February 5, 2018.

Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the inaugural Windsor-Essex Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring student projects, robotics, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, unique hand-made crafts, and interactive art projects. Everyone in the community is welcome. Attendance is free. Pre-registration is required.

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Blogging 101: The Do's and Don'ts of Content Marketing

Laptop on desk with blogging site displayed. Phone, glasses, lamp and other decor. Location: St. Clair College

Popular style and mom blogger Shauna Dean presents Blogging 101 - The Do's & Don'ts of Content Marketing. In this Lunch 'N Learn event Shauna shares her knowledge on everything from how to properly structure your blog to how to gain an engaged following on social media. Hear her story from how she went from 150 Followers on Instagram to nearly 10k! Don't miss out on this incredible event.

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StartUp MashUp

StartUp MashUp Location: St. Clair College

February 26, 2018
StartUp Mashup brings together startups looking for help with students and alumni interested in joining new businesses. Join us for a drink and snacks, and network with some amazing local talent at our first Mashup on the St. Clair College campus! All are welcome. Registration required.

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Hacking Health Windsor-Detroit

Hacking Health - Breaking Down Barriers to Innovation Location: St. Clair College

One weekend each year, Hacking Health Windsor Detroit calls together over 250 passionate innovators to team up, dream up and design solutions that improve patient-centered health care – solutions that can be embedded in the health care system or brought to market to the benefit of communities near and far. This year for the first time Hacking Health is being held at St. Clair College.

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Epic Discovery Membership Program

Discover program banner Location: St. Clair College

Have an idea for a product, service or business? Sign up for our EPIC Discovery Program! Free one-on-one mentorship to help you validate your ideas!

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EPIC Founders Program

Epic Founders program banner Location: University of Windsor EPICentre

The EPC Founders program teaches startups the theory of the “Lean Startup” while working through the Business Model Canvas and Starting Lean methodology. Students work part-time and are paid up to $6,000 over 3 months to work with mentors.

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Epic Incubation Program

Incubation program banner Location: University of Windsor EPICentre

Provides student & alumni startups with support and resources to grow your ventures, including dedicated work space, mentoring, workshops and seminars on various topics, and networking and funding opportunities.

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Upcoming Competitions

Blue Sky Competition

Blue Sky Competition banner Location: St. Clair College and University of Windsor

A student competition aimed at fostering entrepreneurial thinking! A 2-minute video competition, showcasing an idea (product or service) to solve ANY problem. Deadline: March 16, 2018.

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Social Innovation Challenge - Dragon's Den for the Socially Conscious

Social Innovation banner Location: University of Windsor EPICentre

For ideas that have financial sustainability, positive social impact, an environmentally friendly focus, or are spiritually grounded - the winning ideas will have the support of mentors from across the business world, and receive start-up funding and ongoing support!

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Genesis is a proud member of:
Ontario Centres of Excellence - Where Next Happens
ONE - Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs