RBC EPIC 1st Prize $10,000
RBC EPIC 2nd Prize $2,500
Postmedia People's Choice Award $2,000 in kind advertising
Each semi-finalist was given an opportunity to pitch their businesses with the top five teams advancing to the finals. Below are the five finalists for the 2017 RBC EPIC Business Model Canvas Competition.
Ani & Fabi is Canada’s first baking kit service – purchased online or subscribed and then prepared and delivered right to your doorstep. We develop gourmet easy-to-follow recipes, source high-quality ingredients, and pre-package everything conveniently for you, to create a fun baking experience for you to enjoy with your family and friends.
Fr8 Living Solutions is a net-zero energy modular building company that uses shipping containers, modular technology, and off-grid systems to produce highly efficient and affordable housing for the environmentalist mindset of the future. By vertically integrating the construction process and utilizing prefabrication technology like those seen in factories, Fr8 aims to revolutionize a slow and stagnant construction industry while reducing economic and social risk, thereby making home ownership feasible for upcoming generations.
Ventr is an online communication platform designed to relieve stress and promote empathy through direct and anonymous conversation. The website and mobile app will pair random users together to provide a mutual outlet and seek/offer advice. At any point, the users can either add one another to their friend’s lists or leave the chat to initiate another random connection.
HYC is all about hybridizing the present cars on the road in order to reduce fuel consumption and save the planet from undue pollution. It also increases the power supplied to car wheels for faster 0-60 kmph acceleration. This provides a very environment-friendly sports car performance to the people who cannot afford expensive sports cars and electric cars but would love to enjoy the benefits at a lower price along with their share of contribution to saving our future generations.
SWTCH provides electric vehicle (EV) charging management solutions for commercial, residential, and workplace settings. Our patented software product is universally compatible, integrating with EV supply equipment (EVSE) to enable scheduling, payment, enforcement, and energy management functionality.