The launch of a new website for the Entrepreneurship, Practice, and Innovation Centre (EPICentre) shows the venture is moving forward, says business professor Francine Schlosser, the centre’s director of research and interdisciplinary learning.
“Our new site is interactive, looks beautiful and will allow for us to offer specialized services targeted to meet the needs of our partners,” she said Wednesday at a launch event at EPIC Odette, room 117, Odette Building. “We will be able to engage students in a whole new way.”
The new site invites visitors to register in one of five user gateways:
- Incubator members
- Students and alumni
- Faculty and staff
The site—funded through a $1.1 million grant received from the Ontario Centres of Excellence earlier this year—can tailor messaging to the individual, says Nicole Anderson, the centre’s program director.
“Once you register with us, you will receive updates relevant to your group,” she said. “We can notify you about the programs and services that speak to you.”
Second-year business student Jamie Elwood was one of the first to sign on. A member of the UWindsor Tech Club, which brings together students of business and science, he is looking forward to learning more about entrepreneurial opportunities.
“It was easy to register,” Elwood said as he completed the process. “Now, they will send me information on their activities and alert me to opportunities to get involved.”
Visit the new website at www.epicentreuwindsor.ca.