Student Programs & Initiatives


Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship is designed for those who want to change the game.

The program is designed to develop effective leaders in highly entrepreneurial and innovative career pursuits. Graduates leave the program ready to handle any entrepreneurial endeavour from the formation of a startup, to social innovation, to innovation within a corporate environment.
Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative

Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiatives

The Queen’s Innovation Connector Summer Initiative is an initiative between the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Smith School of Business. Unique in Canada, QICSI acts as a catalyst to advance innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Queen’s and eastern Ontario. Students from across campus spend the summer learning about entrepreneurship, corporate innovation and change management from faculty, alumni, entrepreneurs and business experts. Working in teams, they develop their own companies or contribute to corporate innovation.
Smith School of Business Innovation Summit

Smith Scale-Up Summit

The Smith Scale-Up Summit is Canada’s only student-led conference connecting prominent entrepreneurs and scale-up leaders with students from a premier business school. Scaling Canadian companies is crucial to our success in the 21st-century economy. Through interactive learning, networking, and idea sharing, we can equip the next generation to drive our economy forward. Presented by Full-time MBA students.
Smith School of Business Innovation Summit

Queen's Entrepreneurs Competition

The QEC is an international business pitch competition held in Toronto, Canada, with +$60,000 in prizes dedicated to helping talented entrepreneurs from around the world jump-start their businesses - and their dreams.

  • Support entrepreneurship and innovation among the next generation of business leaders
  • Inspire or recruit the best entrepreneurial talent from around the world
  • Reinforce your reputation as an innovator at Canada’s most prestigious School of Business
  • Sponsor exposure goes beyond Queen’s University to national and international contacts
  • As a registered charity, the QEC offers tax benefits

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Queen's Innovation Connector

Established in 2012 by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Smith School of Business, the Queen’s Innovation Connector builds on our existing strengths in cultivating ideas and fueling discoveries that can make a difference in the world.

The mission of QIC is to encourage, enable and support the innovation activities of students, professors, entrepreneurs and Canadian companies through joint courses, workshops, internship opportunities, seminar series, conferences and business plan competitions.

Led by Smith's award-winning faculty together with some of the world’s best innovators, policy makers, and legal and business strategists, QIC challenges students across all faculties to combine their knowledge and skills to bring innovative ideas, inventions and products to market and launch social initiatives for the benefit of our University, our community and our world.
Venture for Canada

Venture for Canada

Our mission is to provide opportunities for the best and brightest to create dynamic companies for themselves and others, to restore entrepreneurship as a career path for elite young grads and to assist great companies through providing sharp young minds to help them grow.

The problem: There is a disconnect between bright young graduates and start-ups. Elite undergraduates want to work for dynamic, emerging business that are adding value, but start-ups often lack the resources to participate in competitive on campus recruiting.

The solution: Our Program. We are based on the successful Venture for America model, where top recent grads are sent to work for emerging start-ups and early stage companies for two years. As part of the program, Fellows receive training that gives the best of business school without the debt.