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Category: Centres

24 May, 2018

Dare to Dream 2018 recipients are announced

Kingston, ON — From machine learning that helps restaurant owners fill seats, to an online platform that transforms teachers into lifelong learners, five businesses launched by recent Smith graduates are furthering their growth with support from Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing’s (QCBV) Dare to Dream program.

18 Apr, 2018

Scotiabank Centre for Customer Analytics awarded $1.8M in funding

Kingston, ON – A financial services project at Smith’s Scotiabank Centre for Customer Analytics (SCCA) has received a $900,000 grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)’s Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grant program. This funding has been matched by Scotiabank for a total $1.8M.

20 Dec, 2017

UPstart Venture Challenge gives emerging startup a $30,000 boost

Toronto, ON – On the evening of Dec. 7, eight emerging Queen’s startups pitched their businesses to a jury of angel investors during the second annual UPstart Venture Challenge. The event was organized by the Queen’s Venture Network and hosted at LoyaltyOne in Toronto.

12 Dec, 2017

Students look to solve global food security at Queen’s challenge

Kingston, ON – The Queen’s International Innovation Challenge was recently held, with the finals in Toronto on Nov. 24. Teams came up with solutions for one of the world’s most pressing issues: food security. We spoke with Dean McKeown, Associate Director, Administration, at Smith School of Business’ Scotiabank Centre for Customer Analytics, about this year’s event.

23 Nov, 2017

Smith teams score big at case competitions round the world

Kingston, ON – If this was baseball, it’d be a grand slam. In hockey, a hat trick plus an extra tally for good measure. Smith School of Business Commerce students have racked up an impressive four wins in a row at international case competitions in recent months.