Entrepreneurs, Startups, and Small to Medium-sized Enterprises

Business Recovery Resources for Entrepreneurs, Startups and Small to Medium-sized Enterprises

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With support from external funding, the Queen's Partnerships and Innovation (QPI) team offers numerous services, resources and programs to support entrepreneurs, including those from Queen’s, and to accelerate the growth of startups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within Kingston and Eastern Ontario.

Offerings include the Queen’s Startup Runway incubation program, various acceleration programs, intellectual property, patent and go-to-market services, workshops and events. We offer access to facilities in the Seaway Coworking  building in downtown Kingston. The QPI team also facilitates the building of relationships and collaborative projects with Queen's researchers and research/technical centres.

Additionally, Queen’s University together with Launch Lab and St. Lawrence College are regional partners to Invest Ottawa in the delivery of the Scale-up Platform in Eastern Ontario. Programs, services, and resources are available to entrepreneurs and companies in Eastern Ontario that are advancing science-based, technology-based and/or software-based solutions. 

Queen’s University is also working with several partners to develop and deliver three distinct programming streams that provide eligible women entrepreneurs with additional training and support services focusing on issues that create barriers to successful business creation and growth.

QPI is pleased to be a partner in the HI YGK Project led by the City of Kingston, providing programs and services to health-focused eligible companies in the Kingston region. 

Please  contact us if you would like to engage QPI for more information or fill in our Queen's Partnerships and Innovation Contact Form .

Choose one of the following options for programs, services and resources available in Kingston and the region.

Entrepreneurs with an idea

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Startups (pre- or post-revenue)

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Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

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Free resources

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We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

Nous reconnaissons l’appui du gouvernement du Canada à travers l’Agence fédérale de développement économique pour le Sud de l’Ontario.