With support from external funding, the 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 as well as the ONRamp facility in downtown Toronto for Kingston-based clients that wish to hold meetings with collaborators, suppliers, or investors in Toronto; however, access to facilities is currently restricted due to COVID-19. The QPI team also facilitates the building of relationships and collaborative projects with Queen's researchers and research/technical centres..
Queen's Startup Runway Slack Community
Participants of Queen's Startup Runway gain access to a Slack community with additional resources, peer discussion forums and a way to connect with other Startup Runway members. Participants also receive priority seating in workshops and 1:1 meetings with coaches and mentors.