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University of Windsor’s Inaugural Business Model Canvas Competition

 University of Windsor’s Inaugural Business Model Canvas Competition

The University of Windsor’s business incubator, EPICentre, will be hosting its inaugural business model canvas competition on November 25th – 26th, 2016.

The main goal of the RBC-EPIC Business Model Canvas Competition (BMCC) is to educate entrepreneurs and provide them with tools to help launch more successful ventures. The BMCC invites Ontario student entrepreneurs to learn about business models, business model validation, and the business model canvas and then demonstrate their understanding through a 5 – 8 minute video submission of their own entrepreneurial experiences that exhibit these concepts. Semi-finalists will then be chosen to participate in live presentations based on the content of their video submissions. Winners will them be chosen based on the live presentations.

This competition has a number of large sponsors, including The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), leading to several large cash prizes, including a top prize of $10, 000 for your venture.

  • First place will also receive, among other prizes, an automatic qualifying entry to Canada’s Business Model Competition in Halifax.
  • Other non-cash prizes for top winners also include consulting services from KMPG, incubation space at the University of Windsor, national advertising, and much more!
  • In addition, teams will be mentored by prominent business figures prior to their pitches which will help them both in the competition and with their venture’s real-life success.
  • All entries outside of the Windsor area will also qualify for up to $1, 000 towards travel and accommodations during the competition.

Information about the lean start-up method and business model canvasses, how to prepare your video submission, examples of previous business model competition winners, and everything else you need to know about the BMCC can be found at our website: www.epicbmc.ca

The BMCC will be an annual event, growing larger each year. It would be a pleasure to have you participate in our inaugural event!

The DEADLINE TO APPLY is October 17th!

Any questions can be directed to epic@uwindsor.ca

Thank you very much for your interest,

The BMCC team

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