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Kingston’s startup ecosystem globally recognized amongst giants

Kingston’s startup ecosystem globally recognized amongst giants

May 26, 2020

Kingston ranks as a top-10 startup ecosystem in Canada.

Startup Blink, the world’s most comprehensive startup ecosystem map and research center, ranks Kingston as a top-10 startup ecosystem in Canada, while improving its global ranking moving up six spots to make Kingston a Top 150 Startup Ecosystem in the world. 

Kington moves up six spots globally to the 144th-ranked startup ecosystem in the world, and moves up one spot nationally to ninth in Canada, surpassing Victoria, BC. 

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Queen’s University and L-SPARK announce first cohort for Compass North accelerator program focused on women-led technology companies

Queen’s University and L-SPARK announce first cohort for Compass North accelerator program focused on women-led technology companies

Thursday, April 30, 2020

(April 30, 2020) Queen’s University and L-SPARK, Canada’s largest accelerator for Software as a Service (SaaS) companies, today announced they will be launching the first cohort for Compass North, an accelerator program focused on growing women-led technology companies. 

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Queen’s University and L-SPARK Launch New Initiative to Accelerate Growth of Women-led Technology Companies in Kingston & Region

Queen’s University and L-SPARK Launch New Initiative to Accelerate Growth of Women-led Technology Companies in Kingston & Region

February 5, 2020

Queen’s University and L-SPARK, an Ottawa-based accelerator, announced the launch of Compass North, a new acceleration program specifically designed for women founders in Kingston and region with posted revenues in a technology sector.

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Federal funding for women entrepreneurs in Kingston

Women entrepreneurs in and around Kingston will receive increased support with the announcement of up to $3.2 million in funding for Queen’s University from FedDev Ontario. The funding, conditional on a signed contribution agreement, will support and strengthen programs and services for women entrepreneurs. Distributed as part of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund, the investment will assist Queen’s and its partners to design and deliver programs and services to accelerate, train, mentor, and provide resources to women-led companies in the community

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