Take Your Shot at $60k in Funding
Smith Centre for Business Venturing and Queen’s Venture Network (QVN) presents Virtual UPstart Venture Challenge, a pitch competition designed to accelerate success and give alumni and students the opportunity to deliver creative business plans to a panel of experienced judges. Event attendees, including potential angel investors, will also be given a chance to take an advance look at up-and-coming Queen’s/Smith entrepreneurial ventures.
Looking to Compete? UPstart is a global competition, extending the invitation to compete with our network worldwide. The competition is open to Queen’s faculty/staff, alumni, or a full/part-time student enrolled in an academic program at Queen’s University. Entrepreneurs will have four minutes to pitch to a panel of expert judges on why they deserve $60K in funding! Your business should be beyond the MVP and entering the start-up stage and has gained market traction (customers/revenue). See application guidelines for complete details. Applications close November 11 at 5pm EST.
Watch the Action: Register to join us online for an evening of exciting pitches as the top eight teams battle it out in the ‘virtual arena’.