COMPETE AT THE QEC

For undergraduate students with ventures in the idea or growth stage.

What’s in it for you?

Workshops

During the QEC’s final weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to attend exclusive workshops led by startup-savvy experts. Entrepreneurs are lifelong learners, and we’re excited to bring you insight and expertise that will fuel new ideas.

Networking

Many past QEC competitors have gone on to create formal mentorship and investment relationships with QEC judges. Seize phenomenal networking opportunities in both formal and casual settings throughout the weekend with powerful individuals passionate about youth entrepreneurship.

Pitching to world class investors

The QEC’s judges panel brings together seasoned industry professionals, successful entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists. Now’s your chance to get your idea in front of influential people willing to give you feedback and help launch your business.

Socials

Toronto is a juncture for business, ideas, and funding, but it’s also the home of a great nightlife scene. Discover what else Toronto has to offer with other competitors and QEC team members during nighttime socials.


Past Speakers and Judges

Round one

Submit a 10 page business plan, a 5 minute recorded presentation, and the presentation deck used in the video.

Round two

The top 15 ventures pitch their business to a panel of judges in Toronto on day 1. The top 6 will pitch to a larger panel on day 2, competing for a $50K grand prize.

Preliminary Round Early Bird Submission Deadline: October 8th

Preliminary Round Submission Deadline: October 30th, 2017



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Where are the homes of our past competitors?

Ready to Apply?

For any questions regarding your application, please contact your area’s respective competitor coordinator!




EDWARD CHEN

Internationals


ADAM LI

Rest of Canada



WINSTON HUANG

Eastern US


SHIRLEY CHEN

Western US


SIMREN DE SAFFEL

Ontario, Canada