Building changemakers & catalyzing potential

Find us in the Rose Innovation Hub

Co-working space, event space, and a makerspace
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Everyone has the potential for creative problem-solving. 

Our mission is to catalyze this potential, developing entrepreneurial mindsets and fostering a culture of innovation across Queen’s University, the Kingston community, and globally. We build changemakers by encouraging and supporting their entrepreneurial initiatives through startup incubators, workshops, programs, courses, and pitch competitions.

We have programs for different stages and needs


Develop your entrepreneurial mindset and skillset in our early stage programs.

Grow your entrepreneurial mindset


Build a venture and receive training, mentorship, workspace, funding opportunities, services, and more.

Incubation programs

Our Network

Community is everything. Join our network of founders, mentors, and support providers.

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Our alumni ventures

Spectra Plasmonics

Rapid drug checking technology and software for healthcare. 

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Mosaic Manufacturing

Scalable, cost effective and reliable 3D printing. 

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RockMass Technologies

Revolutionizing underground mapping. 

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BizSkills Academy

Empowering innovators of tomorrow. 

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CleanSlate UV

Intelligent UV sanitization. 

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Iris Technologies

Accelerating access and adoption of innovative medical products. 

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Scent Trunk

Scent Trunk showcases the art of perfumery. 

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The largest collection of music in the world! 

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Upcoming Events

The DDQIC is pleased to announce that Ignition Café is back! Ignition Café is Kingston’s go-to monthly meet-up for all things entrepreneurship and innovation. The Café provides a stress-free networking environment for innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and experts at Queen's and in Kingston to share their ideas, make valuable connections and be part of a vibrant community of like-minded individuals. 

Upcoming dates: 

Sept. 29, 5-8pm: TBA

Oct. 20, 5-8pm: Leadership session with H+1 Solutions 

Nov. 24, 5-8pm: TBA