About

Prototype Pipeline is a program designed to help students and community members develop their innovative ideas into independent small businesses.

Eligibility

Any community member is eligible, even those who are:
Currently enrolled in other business acceleration programsEnrolled in post-secondary, graduate, or professional programsNot engaged in any program, academic or otherwise
If you are currently:
In a leadership position at an incorporated businessNot located in Ontario, Canada
This program may not be a good fit for you. Those unsure if they qualify should fill out the application anyway - our team will review each one individually to determine eligibility.

Sept - Oct

  • Fill in the application starting Friday, September 10th

  • Connect with other skilled individuals and join a team

  • Develop an existing idea or brainstorm a new one

  • Get matched with key resources to make your idea a reality

Oct - Feb

  • Begin work on your project with your team

  • Connect with experts and industry professionals for training and feedback

  • Meet with Pipeline leadership regularly to re-evaluate project needs and develop a plan

Feb - Mar

  • Showcase your work to peers and Pipeline leadership

  • Evaluate your progress and the viability of your prototype

  • Connect with community partners about business development

  • Incorporate your business and prepare to develop your prototype into a product

Timeline


Funding

In-kind support up to $1000

Hardware

VR CAVE SimulationsHMD (Oculus, Vive & MC Hololens) SimulationsVR CAVE Computing PowerUniversity of Windsor Computing Power3D Printing Services3D Scanning Services

Software
[Scheduled Access]

Unity 2019.4.22Interact Unity Plug-InAnsys VR EXPERIENCE SensorAnsys VR EXPERIENCE HeadlampAnsys VR EXPERIENCE SCANeRAnsys VR EXPERIENCE SoundAnsys SPEOSElectronic Design Automation Software

Training
[Pre-scheduled & Upon Requested]

Introduction to AnsysOnline Unity coursesMonetization & CommercializationIntellectual Property

Mentorship
[2hrs / Week]

Engineering & AutomotiveArchitecture & ManufacturingMarketing, Collaboration & ResearchSales, Collaboration & Government RelationsGrant Application & Financing

Other

Event SpaceShared Office SpaceGrant Application AssistanceSpace Acquisition Assistance