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The EPIC Genesis Centre, located at St. Clair College, main campus, is the gateway to entrepreneurship at St. Clair College. It is a hub that connects students, alumni and the community with resources, programs and support to foster a culture of entrepreneurship on campus and beyond. EPIC Genesis is a collaboration between St. Clair College and the University of Windsor.

How Can We Help You? Please tell us!

Throughout 2018, we’re conducting surveys to help us understand what programs and tools we could provide to help students succeed. If you would like to participate, please click on the links below for a short online questionnaire. There are 2 different surveys, one for Students & Alumni and the other for Faculty & Staff. These surveys will take approximately 5 minutes of your time.

Students & Alumni Questionnaire: click here.
Faculty & Staff: click here.

For more information, please contact:
Cathy Mombourquette
Program Manager
519.966.1656 ext 4139
cmombourquette@stclaircollege.ca

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

**If you are interested in volunteering as a presenter or mentor for our workshops, events or programs please let us know by completing this form.**


Workshops & Events

Workshops & Events @ EPIC Genesis Centre

THE GREAT CANADIAN SALES COMPETITION – CANADA’S BIGGEST STUDENT COMPETITION

Create a 30-90 second video pitch selling anything that you are passionate about. Prizes include cash prize towards tuition, cell phones, gift cards and cool swag.
Entry deadline October 15, 2018
Click here for more information

THE NUTS ‘N BOLTS – BASICS OF STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

Tuesday October 16, 2018 – 3-4pm
Location: St. Clair College, Main Campus, EPIC Genesis Centre, Room SC128

Do you have an idea and you want to start your own small business, but you aren’t sure where to start? Find out how to register your business, different business structures, government support programs, and other free services and programs available to you.

Register Here

Key Business & IP Legal Considerations for Start-Ups - Lunch and Learn

October 24, 12:00-1:30pm
Location: University of Windsor EPICentre, 2455 Wyandotte Street West

Intellectual property (IP) is an important asset for companies at all stages of development. Whether your business or service is based on an invention, creation, or brand, IP rights can be used to protect your ideas, your goodwill and place in the marketplace, and offer commercialization and valuation prospects.

Register Here

Facebook Marketing Masterclass

October 24, 4:30-6:30pm
Location: EPIC Genesis Centre, St Clair College Main Campus, Room SC128

Learn about how to use Facebook as a business marketing tool.

Register Here

Make It and Take It - Secret Message QR code

October 30, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: University of Windsor EPIC Industrial Hub (E.D. Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation (CEI), 401 Sunset Avenue

Have you ever wondered how QR codes work? Ever wanted to make an accessory hiding a secret message? In this workshop, participants will encode a message of their choice (plaintext, or with a cryptographic cypher) onto a QR code; then cut it into the shape of their choosing. Learn how to use CO2 Laser Cutter/Engraver in this project.

Register Here

3D Print for Healthcare Kickoff Event

October 31, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: University of Windsor EPIC Industrial Hub (E.D. Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation (CEI), 401 Sunset Avenue

Learn about the 3D Print for Healthcare competition, hear from local healthcare professionals about their 3D printing needs and start the ideation stage of your project. Single participants AND pre-formed teams are encouraged to attend.

Register Here

5 Steps to Building an Effective Website

November 7, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: University of Windsor EPICentre, 2455 Wyandotte Street West

Whether you’re starting from scratch or have an existing website, learn the fundamentals of a successful website.

Register Here

Selling Online with Shopify

November 7, 2018 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: EPIC Genesis Centre, St Clair College Main Campus, Room SC128

Learn how to get your online store up and running and how to maximize the features available on Shopify.

Register Here

Instagram Masterclass

November 14, 2018 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: EPIC Genesis Centre, St Clair College Main Campus, Room SC128

Learn how to use Instagram as a business tool to build and engage with your customer base and showcase your products and services.

Register Here

Trademark Lunch and Learn

November 28, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: University of Windsor EPICentre, 2455 Wyandotte Street West

Learn the elements required for trademarking. Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship Clinic (LTEC) students will use hypothetical examples to help walk attendees through a general demonstration of how to conduct a basic trademark search. With special guest Michal Kasprowicz, Associate at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP.

Register Here

In Class Workshops

We’ll gladly deliver workshops in class. Available workshops include:

  • The Business Model Canvas – 20 Minute Business Plan - Understand the basics of a business model and learn how to sketch and communicate your idea effectively.
  • The Nuts ‘n Bolts – Basics of Starting a Small Business - how to register your business, business structure, and available government and support programs.
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - a good business plan is your road map to success; it’s also required when applying for any type of small business financing. Learn how to develop a business plan this is right for you.
  • Secrets to Success – How to Succeed in Small Business and in Life

To book a classroom workshop please click here.

Programs

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!

Apply Here

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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Epic Makers' Base

Epic Makers' Base logo Location: University of Windsor EPICentre

EPIC Makers’ Base is a free membership program for students and recent graduates within 7 years of any post-secondary institution from any discipline. EPIC Makers’ Base is equipped with 3D printers, a CO2 laser cutter/engraver, and other tools for members to tinker, to learn new skills, to share and test new ideas, as well as create prototypes.

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