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Pitch Your Venture at UPstart: Pitch - Passion - Purpose

December 18, 2015 | Opportunity
UPstart, an initiative led by Queen’s Venture Network, has been created to accelerate ideas and give alumni and students the opportunity to present creative business plans to a panel of experienced judges. Event attendees, including potential investors, will also provide the opportunity to take an advance look at up-and-coming entrepreneurs and new ventures.

We're Hiring a QICSI Coordinator - Apply Now!

QICSI 2015 cohort
December 16, 2015 | Opportunity
The Queen's Innovation Connector (QIC) is hiring a QIC Summer Intiative (QICSI) Coordinator for the summer of 2016. The Coordinator will be involved in all aspects of running the program and will develop a variety of skills relevant to a career as an entrepreneur, management consultant, project manager or working in the start-up community. Applications go live December 21, 2015 and close at noon on February 11, 2016.

IT'S A START Pitch Competition Opens Call for Submissions

September 12, 2015 | Opportunity
Digifest, Toronto's largest internationl festival that celebrates digital creativity, will be held at Corus Quay from April 28-30, 2016. This year's theme is "Design, Technology and Entrepreneurship". Submissions are currently being accepted for the annual IT'S A START Pitch Competition, an interactive competition that makes up a large part of this event.

QIC Goes to Boston

Mathur and UNB Student
November 23, 2015 | Press
Fifteen students and recent graduates took part in a three-day trip to Boston organized by the Queen's Innovation Connector. The focal point of the trip was attending the awards ceremony for the MassChallenge, a global start-up competition and accelerator program. However the trip also provided the Queen's students and alumni with a fresh perspective on entrepreneurship.

Funding for Young Entrepreneurs

Government announces $27 million in funding across Ontario

Nov. 20, 2015

MPP and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Research and Innovation Daiene Vernile announced at Innovation Park Friday the province of Ontario is investing $27 million over two years, earmarked for creating industry-recognized training, mentorship opportunities, entrepreneurial experience and start-up support for young people.

Read the full Queen's Gazette story

Nominations Now Open for the Enactus Student Entrepreneur National Competition

Nov 11, 2015

Enactus Canada is on the hunt for the next Student Entrepreneur National Champion! If you run a business while in school - or if know someone who does - now is the time to submit your nomination for the 2016 Student Entrepreneur National Competition. You could win a grand prize of $10,000 and gain valuable exposure for your business!

QICSI 2014 venture Limestone Labs wins $500K at 43 North Competition

Nov 4th, 2015

Limestone Labs, a venture born in QICSI 2014, won a $500K prize at 43North, the world's biggest business pitch competition, beating out nearly 11,000 applicants. Their product, CleanSlate UV, is a device that sanitizes cell phones in a health care setting using ultraviolet light to prevent the spread of disease. 

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