Queen's Innovation Centre

Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre
Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre

Entrepreneurship Week at the Rose Innovation Hub

The new home of DDQIC

To celebrate being in our new space in Mitchell Hall, we are planning an Entrepreneurship Week from January 14-18th. DDQIC's “Entrepreneurship Week” is an inaugural celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation that brings together people, ideas, and opportunities from across the Queen's campus and the Kingston community. "Entrepreneurship Week" will showcase the new home of DDQIC, the Rose Innovation Hub, and feature a wide variety of events to appeal to everyone who is curious about how they can practice innovation or become an entrepreneur. So far, the schedule includes:

  • Demo Day (Monday, January 14th)
    • 11:30AM - 1:30PM
      Student-Led E&I @ Queen's - Learn more about all of the entrepreneurship and innovation related conferences, clubs, and initiatives that you can get involved in at Queen's 
    • 5:30 - 8:30PM
      Startup Demos - Come meet some of the amazing startups coming out of the Queen's and Kingston community.
  • Pitch2Match: Pitch your skills, ambitions, and passions, meet talented individuals, and build your network to meet potential team members or co-founders. 
  • Social Entrepreneurship Panel: Learn more about the Social Entrepreneur movement and what is driving students from all backgrounds to start ventures that generate positive change in the world.
  • De-Mystifying E-Commerce Workshop: Shopify will host a workshop on e-commerce platforms.
  • Mayor's Innovation Challenge Sprint: Queen's and SLC students interested in pursuing an idea for the Mayor's Innovation Challenge engage in a workshop to dive into datasets and start working on their idea.
  • Foundry Mixer: Explore the opportunities that Queen's research presents, and how you can build a business or organization from leading edge research being done at Queen's.

"Entrepreneurship Week" naming contest:

We need your help to think of a name for "Entrepreneurship Week"! The winner will get a $20 Tea Room Gift Card and 1 year membership to SparQ Studios Makerspace.

Visit one of our social media pages for rules on how to enter!