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Schedule may be subject to change. All participants will be notified.
Venue: Zoom Webinar hosted by EPICenter
Friday, November 12th, 2021
5:00 PM EST – WELCOME AND ORIENTATION
Attendees will receive a welcome and orientation about the RBC EPIC Business Model Canvas Competition.
6:00 PM EST – KEYNOTE SPEAKER: AMR ABDELGAWAD
Building a successful startup not only depends on listening to your customers, but also on listening to all stakeholders impacted by your product. Learn not to fall in love with your solution, but rather in the process of building your venture.
Saturday, November 13th, 2021
11:00 AM EST– SEMI FINAL COMPETITION
Teams will be given a 10-minute timeslot to pitch their presentation to a panel of judges, followed by 7 minutes of Q&A. This round of the competition will be closed-room format; only judges and the presenting team will be allowed in the call.
1:00 PM EST – LUNCH AND JUDGE DELIBERATION
2:00 PM EST – FINALIST TEAMS ANNOUNCED and FINALIST PREPARATIONS
Up to six teams from the semi-final competition will proceed to the final round. The remaining teams who will not proceed to the final round are encouraged to watch the Final Round of presentations. All awards, will be announced during the award ceremonies.
Teams who proceed to the Final Round will have 1-hour to prepare for the final competition.
3:00 PM EST – FINAL COMPETITION (LIVE)
Teams will be given a 10-minute timeslot to pitch their presentation to a panel of judges, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. This round of the competition will be open to the public; all BMC teams, volunteers, judges, staff, friends, family, and media will be invited to watch the final competition round.
5:45 PM EST – AWARDS CEREMONY & CLOSING REMARKS
The competition will end with an awards ceremony and closing remarks. All winners will be announced during this time.