Start and Grow a Venture

Free training, guidance and mentorship, and several opportunities for funding to get your idea off the ground. Participate in one of our incubation or acceleration programs to fit your needs! 

Which program is the right fit for you?

Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative (QICSI)

An opportunity to get paid and work full-time on your venture over the summer months with the community, resources, and supports you need to accelerate your growth. 

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A year-round program that allows you to unlock training, resources and funding as you navigate through the three entrepreneurial stages at your own pace. 

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Build2Scale Health

A flexible, part-time 16-week acceleration program for teams responding to unmet needs in the health sector. Receive training, mentorship, funding and more! 

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Regional Pitch Competition

Compete for non-dilutive funding to get your venture to the next level. 

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Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship

Join a cohort of entrepreneurs from across Africa in this tiered program that provides free training and mentorship to launch a venture alongside like-minded peers around the world. Demonstrate your commitment to make it to the final stage and receive a $500 stipend. 

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Future Leaders Initiative

Youth in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial mindset, solve real-world problems, and compete in an international pitch competition.

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