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    Media Advisory - Dunin-Deshpande Summer Pitch Competition

    Wednesday, August 16, 2023

    For more than a decade, the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) has been bringing together emerging entrepreneurs to develop their skills, innovate, and share solutions to modern-day challenges. This year’s Summer Pitch Competition is fully in-person with a livestream available. Twelve for-profit teams from the Kingston and Queen’s communities will compete for a prize pool of up to $80,000.

    Entrepreneurial teams spent the summer tackling a problem, creating and validating solutions, and building a business venture. Participants will have seven minutes to pitch their business to judges, followed by a six minute question-and-answer session.

    Judges with entrepreneurship experience will assess presentations and business ideas to determine which teams will earn a share of the seed funding and prizes.

    More information on the event can be found here.

    When: Thursday August 17th

    Where: 69 Union St, Kingston, ON K7L 2N9


     Winners will be announced from 3:30pm to 4:00pm, followed by a reception from 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Who: Available to speak to the media are:

    • DDQIC Executive Director Gregory Bavington will be available for an interview during the reception.
    • Winners and other contestants will be available for interview during the reception.

    Please RSVP to Julian Tolton to confirm attendance.
    Julian Tolton
    DDQIC Media Coordinator
    +1 519 389 8575