Queen's Innovation Centre

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Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre

DDQIC Regional Pitch Competition

Fall 2017 

Do you need seed funding to advance your startup idea? Or do you need more training, funding and mentorship to grow your company? This competition is for you!

The DDQIC is hosting a Fall pitch competition to give early-stage startups the opportunity to compete for seed funding for their venture, or admission to the Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative program. Startups will be pitching to a panel of international judges from the DDQIC Global Network to gain valuable feedback on their business model while getting a chance to win significant funding and support to help their company. This competition is open to ventures at Queen's and in the Kingston region. 

Stream 1:

Stream 2:

Are you looking for seed funding to build your idea into a venture? Ventures who have been funded less than $5000 (grants, pitch prizes, loans, equity) are eligible to apply to compete for seed funding in this stream. The pool of funding available is approximately $30,000. Pitches will take place in the morning of Dec 5 for those who are selected. Applicants must be based in the Kingston region, and do NOT have to be associated with Queen's University.
Are you working on a venture already, and want to dive in to building it next summer as part of an intensive incubator program? This is an opportunity to get paid to dedicate yourself to building your business next summer, while receiving seed funding, training, mentorship and office space as part of the Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative program. Pitches will take place in the afternoon of Dec 6 for those who are selected. Applicants must be based in the Kingston region, and do NOT have to be associated with Queen's University.

Application

Please fill in the following form:

In addition to completing this form, applicants are required to submit a business model canvas (https://strategyzer.com/canvas/business-model-canvas) to innovation.centre@queensu.ca detailing your business strategy to be considered for the pitch competition.

DUE: November 26th, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Pitch Event

Stream 1: Morning of December 5th, 2017

Stream 2: Afternoon of December 6th, 2017