WHAT IS EPIC?

EPIC is a 1 year program which supports aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups to launch and grow their businesses. Partnering with Development Innovations, this unique program is the first in Cambodia to invest $20,000 in prototyping budgets, consulting, workspace and stipends in 5 outstanding social start-ups. 

We look for Cambodia's best technology-based impact focussed ideas, selecting the top applications that demonstrate the strongest potential for sustainable positive impact. 

INCUBATION

The first stage of our program selects 10 teams to take part in 8 weeks of workshops, bootcamps and tailored coaching. Sessions focus on human-centred design and product development, customer behaviour and business related topics, including business and financial modeling and pitching. Incubation ends with our Demo Day (pitching day) where 5 EPIC Ventures are chosen by our panel of judges to move on into acceleration.

 

ACCELERATION

After the first Demo Day, EPIC Ventures undergo 36 weeks of acceleration where each venture is assigned a business mentor along with $20,000 worth of startup support which includes funding for testing, innovating and piloting their technologies, consultation with technical experts and the Impact Hub workspace and community. 

Acceleration ends with a final Demo Day, where the teams pitch their start-ups to an audience of potential investors and grant-givers.

At the end of the program, EPIC Ventures will be able to access funding for further growth and to scale up their innovations for a better, more sustainable Cambodia!