The Queen’s Experience

Design and Prototyping Facilities

The program is highly experiential and “hands-on”. If required for your innovation project, you will have access to design and prototyping Facilities to help turn your ideas into reality. These resources include design studios, prototyping facilities, 3-D printers, wet labs and machine shops.

Outstanding Faculty

Classes are led by a combination of successful entrepreneurs and outstanding professors from both Smith School of Business and the Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. This creates a learning experience that is both practical and relevant. Drawing on their expertise in a broad range of areas from business to design, you will be exposed to leading edge thinking and practice.

Coaching and Mentoring

Students in the program will have access to experienced coaches, industry advisors and project mentors to provide guidance and advice throughout your project journey.

Lynettte Purda

Career Support

For those wishing to take your newly developed skills to an organizational environment, we offer an extensive array of career services through our dedicated Career Centre. These include: professional career coaches, career development sessions, workshops, conferences, and online resources.

Career Coaching

For those wishing to take your newly developed skills to an organizational environment, our team of professional Career Coaches is available to work with you to define your career objectives, and, if required, help shape your job-search strategy and fine-tune your resume, cover letter and interview skills.

Career Development Sessions

Smith provides career-related information sessions, seminars, workshops and conferences to help you create and implement effective career management strategies.

Online Resources

Smith also provides a broad range of online resources for networking, career planning and employment opportunities.

Qyour Venture Accelerator

For those in the Entrepeneur Project path, you will become a member of our campus Accelerator. You will receive space, resources, opportunities to compete for seed funding and access to our QIC campus-wide Entrepeneur Network.

Dare to Dream Internship Program

For those wishing to pursue a new venture, you may be eligible for our Dare to Dream Internship Program. These internships are specifically focused on providing critical resources to help our graduates turn their new venture business plans into reality. The three-month internship enables recipients to work extensively with select faculty members, our Entrepreneur in Residence, and other key contacts through Smith School of Business and the Centre for Business Venturing. As well, it provides up to $15,000 to cover living expenses during the internship.

Alumni Network

When you graduate from Queen’s Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, you will not only have established an invaluable network of classmates, you will also join the impressive Smith School of Business alumni network which numbers over 22,000 graduates around the world.

Alumni

As a graduate of Smith School of Business, you also become part of a much larger family – the alumni network of Queen’s University, with over 166,000 individuals in 154 countries around the world. In addition to 4 chapters in the USA, Queen’s maintains active chapters in many other countries around the world.

Our commitment to you continues long after graduation. You will be able to stay in close contact with Smith School of Business, your fellow alumni, and faculty in a variety of ways. These include:

  • Membership in the Queen’s Venture Network – an association of Smith alumni involved in entrepreneurial pursuits
  • Access to job opportunities through the Smith School of Business Career Centre
  • The ability to speak to faculty regarding issues and opportunities you may be facing in your career
  • Thought-provoking white papers and webinars
  • Class reunions and special networking events
  • Smith Business Club events in cities across Canada, as well as New York, London and Hong Kong
  • Free subscription to our alumni magazine

Queen’s Venture Network

As a student and alumnus of the Queen’s Master of Entrepreneurship & Innovation program, you will become a member of Queen’s Venture Network - an organization for Alumni, Students and Passionate Entrepreneurs that provides members with an enhanced opportunity to connect and network with one another. It provides opportunities to collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs, brainstorm and test your ideas, share and gain a variety of information and receive expert mentorship from investors.