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QICSI 2017 Blog #2: Spotlight on Moneta

QICSI 2017 Blog #2: Spotlight on Moneta

They say that time flies when you’re having fun, and while it seems like just yesterday when the cohort was forming their teams, we are now halfway through the summer program. Today, we have the inside scoop from Moneta on how the first two months are going. Check out our exclusive interview with Madeline, Thiago, Matt, Colin and Andrew below:

QICSI 2016

Queen's Innovation Connector Summer Initiative 2016

The Queen’s Innovation Connector (QIC) has been a catalyst to advance innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Queen’s and eastern Ontario. QIC is a proud supporter of student success in entrepreneurship.

Delivering on the pitch

Deshpande Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Building

April 4, 2017 |
TimberWolf Cycles representatives receive feedback from Greg Bavington during the Regional Pitch Competition. (Photo credit: Melanie Robb)

The Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) hosted it’s first Regional Pitch Competition on March 2017. The goal of the competition was to support early-stage ventures from Queen’s and the Kingston region.

The competition, which provided $28,000 in seed funding to seven finalist ventures, was judged by the DDQIC Executive Team along with members of the DDQIC Global Network in London, England, who connected via video conference. Chaired by Heather Christie (Queen’s University Artsci’09), the London branch is supported by 13 Queen’s alumni who come from a variety of different professional and education backgrounds. This branch offers support to DDQIC ventures that want to expand into the UK and the rest of Europe.


Queen's University students find inspiration to create social change at Deshpande Foundation Development Dialogue Conference

Deshpande Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Building
February 14, 2017 | Queen's students listen during a field trip to Save a Mother
At the end of January, the Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre (DDQIC) led a delegation of students from Queen's University to attend the Development Dialogue 2017 Conference. The delegation consisted of student alumni of the Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative (QICSI) program, representatives from student-led conferences and members of the DDQIC executive. The conference, hosted by the Deshpande Foundation, not only allowed the group to have the opportunity to engage in panels regarding global entrepreneurship but the delegation also had the chance to visit the sites of a variety of NGO's and start-ups that are leading social innovation in the region.

DDQIC Prepares to Attend India’s Largest Social Entrepreneurship Conference

Deshpande Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Building
January 26, 2017 | Press
The Deshpande Foundation, founded by Queen’s alumnus Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande (PhD’79) and his wife Jaishree, hosts Development Dialogue, which takes place Jan. 28-29 in Hubballi. The conference brings together 500 delegates from around the world who advance innovative and entrepreneurial ideas to solve complex social challenges. The Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre will lead a small delegation from Queen's University that includes QICSI alumni, representatives from student-led entrepreneurship conferences and members of the DDQIC executive.

Deadline extended: We're Hiring a SparQ Studios Makerspace Director!

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December 21, 2016 | Opportunity
The Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre (DDQIC) is hiring a Makerspace Development Director for the summer of 2017. The Director will be involved in all aspects of running SparQ Studios. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing the makerspace, implementing its development plans and supporting summer entrepreneurship programs as well as student venture prototyping. Applications close on March 27, 2017.