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QUEEN'S ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION COMMITTEE
BUILD YOUR OWN FUTURE
TO THE WORLD OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
The Queen’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee (QEIC) aims to educate aspiring student entrepreneurs about the world of entrepreneurship while providing mentorship to bring their innovative ideas to reality. Through the use of real-life cases, development workshops, networking opportunities with industry professionals, and collaboration amongst delegates, we help students build the foundation to create their own futures.
In addition to our annual conference, we host year-round events including speaking series, a student entrepreneurship membership program, and a summer Toronto Start-Up series to foster a learning and inclusive environment for entrepreneurial students. Our goal is to showcase the characteristics and processes of successful startups, in hopes of not only inspiring but educating students too.
Our mission is to inspire students to "build their own future" by offering year-round events that shine a light on entrepreneurship. We believe this industry deserves a brighter spotlight and are working hard to make that happen.
QEIC is ratified with the Commerce Society at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. We exist to inspire, connect and educate students and we are proud to spark excitement and enthusiasm surrounding entrepreneurship.
QEIC exists to build a bridge between students and the world of entrepreneurship and innovation, making the industry more accessible than ever before.
We are the only committee founded upon students' passion for entrepreneurship while being driven by innovation and creativity.
YEARS SERVING STUDENTS
QEIC was founded in 2018 and continues to grow year over year.
QEIC is proud to host our flagship annual conference, the Toronto Start-up Series, and speaker and membership events throughout the year.
QEIC has built connections with over 10 student-founded start-ups that have been featured in our Start-up Fair
QEIC's flagship event is an annual one-day conference hosted in February. This event brings like-minded delegates together from across the province and showcases current trends in entrepreneurship.
TORONTO START-UP SERIES
The Toronto Start-up Series (TSS) is an event hosted every July in downtown Toronto, featuring founders from the city. In a trendy & urban setting, TSS educates students on up and coming start-ups that will disrupt the industry.
QEIC brings together cross-discipline students through panel events to help showcase the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in preexisting companies and within every industry.
Recently launched in January 2021, this program aims to connect students and inspire growth, providing young entrepreneurs with the tools, resources, and connections they need to start or grow a successful venture.
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