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The Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Social Impact offers the following programs and opportunities to enhance the student learning experience and assist entrepreneurs and SMEs.

Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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.

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Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Initiative (QICSI)

QICSI is a 16-week summer program that offers the valuable opportunity to start your own business while being paid and receiving seed funding. QICSI is a highly competitive, intense and well-resourced program that takes place full time in-person on Queen's Campus from May-August and therefore only the most dedicated are encouraged to apply.

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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.

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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.

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Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre

The mission of DDQIC is to catalyze this potential, developing entrepreneurial mindsets and fostering a culture of innovation across Queen’s University, the Kingston community, and globally. We build changemakers by encouraging and supporting their entrepreneurial initiatives through startup incubators, workshops, programs, courses, and pitch competitions.


Venture for Canada

As a national charity, Venture for Canada is on a mission to foster the entrepreneurial skills and mindsets of young Canadians. Their vision is a Canada where young people can equitably realize their entrepreneurial potential to build the most prosperous place in the world.

Venture for Canada