QYourVenture

 
For early-stage founders interested in accessing resources and an entrepreneurial network to turn your idea, technology, or inspiration into a venture.

 

QyourVenture guides participants' entrepreneurial journey in a tiered program that unlocks new opportunities and resources at each stage. Admissions run year-round on a rolling basis - you can join any time. The program welcomes community members, students from all disciplines and ventures in any sector, including not-for-profits!

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QyourVenture founder David Timan

Program Journey

There are three phases in the QyourVenture journey: Explore, Ignite, and Launch. As you and your team demonstrate commitment and make progress on your venture, you advance to the next phase and unlock more opportunities and resources.

Explore

Identify your venture’s customer and their needs.

Access the DE Online Toolbox
Access co-working space
Pitches, workshops, networking and more!

Ignite

Understand how your customers use your product or service and how you will capitalize on your venture.

Eligible for $250 seed funding
Priority hot desk space access
Get paired with an expert mentor

Launch

Learn how to sustainably scale and launch your venture.

Eligible for $500 seed funding
Eligible for dedicated office space
Exclusive opportunities available

Qyourventure has been a fantastic program for helping aspiring entrepreneurs to start their startup journey. This program helped connect me with a valuable network of fellow entrepreneurs and mentors and has been a great help to my business, Speak Fluent.

Michael Wong
Founder at Todotoronto and SpeakFluent

Why QyourVenture?

Startup Training

Learn from a diverse suite of workshops on topics such as, design thinking, systems thinking and pitching.

Funding Opportunities

Access seed funding from exclusive micro-grants and pitch competitions.

Innovative Network

Become an active member of our community while gaining access to a network of seasoned alumni and mentors.

Tools & Resources

Gain access to various tools an resources such as: SparQ Studios Makerspace, Google Cloud for Startups, Ownr, Pocketed, and the DE Toolbox.

Co-Working Space

Receive 24-hour access to the Rose Innovation Hub, and dedicated office or table space for your venture. 

Coffee Club

Join our coffee club, for a low-cost we provide high-quality espresso drinks to help fuel your team in times of need.

Apply to QyourVenture

Join at any time throughout the year! It's as easy as three simple steps. 

Email us at innovation.centre@queensu.ca to submit your pre-work, along with the following statement:
I will offer/produce [what] that will [address what problem or improve some condition] for [who would want to buy or use this product service]

Attend a group onboarding meeting at one of the following dates:

  • December 2 from 10-11AM
  • December 16 from 10-11AM
  • January 6 from 10-11AM
  • January 13 from 10-11AM