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slice of quicheRiverside Pie Café is one of seven local businesses selected to complete the EPIC Nimble program.

Program to help businesses face pandemic challenges

Wen Teoh, director of the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre), says it was overwhelmed with the response to its new EPIC Nimble program, which will support Windsor-Essex businesses looking to adopt technology to achieve sustainability in the fast-changing marketplace.

“We received over 50 applications from local small businesses looking to pivot their business model in these uncertain times,” Teoh says. “We had the incredibly difficult task of narrowing it down to seven applicants who will move on to complete this program.”

Selected were:

  • GreenerBins Composting Co.
  • The Grove Hotel
  • Efficient Operations Inc.
  • Riverside Pie Café
  • Ergonow Inc.
  • Yoga with Lora
  • Windsor Creative

Program lead Paul Brereton notes the demand shows the need.

“We received applications from 18 different industries, geographically covering every corner of Windsor Essex,” he says. “We have the opportunity to make a lasting difference in how businesses in our community not only survive but thrive.”

Find more information on the EPIC Nimble program, including funding sources and community partners, on the EPICentre website.