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Category: Centres
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Three new businesses win at UPstart Venture Challenge

December 9, 2019

Toronto, Ont. – The fourth annual UPstart Venture Challenge, Dec. 3, saw eight teams pitch their startups to a panel of Queen’s alumni in the hopes of winning a share of the $55,000 prize.

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New Institute for Sustainable Finance will harness Canada’s “best and brightest” to advance a prosperous transition to a sustainable economy

November 19, 2019

Toronto, Ont. – Today marks the official launch of the new Institute for Sustainable Finance. Building on its mandate to align mainstream financial markets with Canada’s transition to a prosperous sustainable economy, the Institute unveiled the establishment of the Canadian Sustainable Finance Network (CSFN), an independent and diverse alliance of academics, researchers and educators who will address the most pressing questions of this field, and our time.

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Scotiabank Centre for Customer Analytics at Smith School of Business celebrates success

August 21, 2019

Kingston, Ont. – Established with an initial gift of $2.2 million from Scotiabank, the SCCA has seen a number of successes since its start, including research advances in the areas of pricing, revenue management, loyalty programs, adaptable database management systems, analytics and decision making, and ethics and AI. In July, Scotiabank reaffirmed its commitment to the centre’s mission and success with $2 million in additional funding, supporting the centre through to 2025.

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Meet the 2019 Dare to Dream recipients

May 23, 2019

Kingston, Ont. – A digital platform that keeps cab drivers busy earning money. A tasty new milk substitute for cereal and coffee. These are some of the startups to receive financial support through this year’s Dare to Dream program.

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A clean idea wins Paul and Tom Kinnear Business Plan Competition

April 9, 2019

Kingston, Ont. – A Smith School of Business Commerce student’s idea to reinvent the car detailing business has won top prize at the Paul and Tom Kinnear Business Plan Competition. Sawyer Wildgen, Comm’19, is founder of Cleen Detailing, a mobile car detailing company.

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