Step1: Application and Selection
EPIC team accepts online applications and actively reaches out to potential applicants. After vigorous screening, interviews and due diligence, we select applicants with evidence-based solutions that showed market validation, potential for impact and measurable results. Selected teams are invited to join our Innovation Bootcamp.
Step2: Innovation Bootcamp
The Innovation Bootcamp is a 2-day intensive workshop to help entrepreneurs identify the pathway for change. From theory of change to financial projections, scale and impact measurement, entrepreneurs experience all the phases of developing a social startup
After the Bootcamp, all teams will meet with the EPIC support team to develop their idea & build a pitch deck to present their venture on the Demo Day.
Step 3: Demo Day
This is the most exciting day for our participants. They will be presenting their solutions, which they have been working on for the past month, to our judging panel. The panel, which comprises of people from field experts, donors, impact investors, to non-profit leaders, will select the teams for EPIC’s incubation investment.
Innovations are selected based on their desirability, feasibility, validity and potential for impact.
Step 4: Incubation
Selected teams will get access to the following for the next 6 months:
Investment of US$10,000
1-on-1 business coaching
Monthly Masterclass on various topics, e.g. user research, design thinking, prototyping, business model, marketing, administration, finance, building high performance teams and more
Peer-to-peer coaching circles
Monthly networking events
Exposure to Impact Hub Phnom Penh’s network of investors
Our key mentors are hand selected based on their expertise, experience, and excellent coaching. See all our mentors here.
Step 5: Investor Round Table
After the 6-month incubation, we host an investor round table where we invite potential investors, donors, other stakeholders, and community. Our teams will have a chance to showcase their solutions to them and raise funds from the participating donors and investors, as well as their networks. They will also be introduced to key contacts who can enable them to take their startups to the next stage.
Step 6: Graduation
Once teams graduate, we continue to support them through our Entrepreneur Club, where our huge network of 200+ entrepreneurs meet monthly to discuss challenges, collaborations, and milestones. They also benefit from continued support with our mentor, investor and alumni network.