About the QEC

Years of undeniable history.

Who We Are

The Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition is one of the longest-running and best-known undergraduate startup competitions in the world.

Each year we receive numerous business plan submissions from around the globe, and the top 15 teams are selected and invited to Toronto to pitch their business plans to a panel of Canadian business leaders.

There are over $75,000 in prizes awarded throughout the final weekend for the top pitching entrepreneurs.

The QEC final weekend never fails to foster a vibrant exchange of ideas, unparalleled innovation, and the start of new professional and personal connections.


More Than Money

While the prizes are a key piece in helping entrepreneurs start their business, the QEC offers so much more than monetary awards for competitors, judges, and other attendees.

The QEC is a forum - a place where talented young entrepreneurs from all over the world gather. They are here to share ideas, develop their networks, and learn from out community of professors, entrepreneurs, and advisors.


At the QEC, Expect to ...

Reinforce your brand's reputation as an innovator and leader at Canada's most prestigious business school, to the most driven and talented youth from around the world.

Recruit the best entrepreneurial talent from around the world with past participants including students from Queen’s University, Harvard University, University of Calgary, and Hong Kong University.

Gain exposure to national and international mentorship contacts, media attention for your business, and a diverse network of talented peers.

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