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UPstart Venture Challenge 2023

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Virtual Arena (Zoom)
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Take Your Shot at $60k in Funding

The Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Social Impact presents 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.

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’.


  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023
  • 5–8 pm (ET)
  • Live virtual stream
  • Complimentary
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