EPIC (Entrepreneurship Program ICT for Change) is a one-year incubation program dedicated to social innovation. The program aims to support aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups to launch and grow their businesses. Partnering with Development Innovations, this program is the first in Cambodia to invest $20,000, for prototyping budgets, consulting, workspace and stipends, in 5 outstanding social start-ups.
In the first stage 10 teams were selected to take part in 8 weeks of workshops, bootcamps and tailored coaching. Incubation ends with the Demo Day (pitching day) at the Canopy, where 5 EPIC ventures are chosen by our panel of judges to move on into acceleration.
After the first Demo Day, EPIC Ventures undergo 36 weeks of acceleration where each venture is assigned a business mentor. This phase will end with a final Demo Day, where the teams pitch their start-ups to an audience of potential investors and grant-givers.