Sponsorship

Check out some of our amazing partners and learn about sponsoring the QEC.

Reinforce Your Reputation

Support entrepreneurship among the next generation of business leaders by challenging and supporting students on their business venture.

Recruit the Best Talent

QEC has participants from top universities including Harvard University, Hong Kong University, and Queen's University, allowing your company to recruit the best entrepreneurial talent from around the world.

Gain Exposure and Network

Grow your national and international network through our students brand ambassadors and partnerships with professors at top universities.

Somen Mondal

Somen is a Canadian entrepreneur and the Co-Founder & CEO of Ideal Candidate. Ideal Candidate matches talented salespeople with their perfect sales job, maximizing the earning potential for both candidates and employers. Prior to Ideal Candidate, Somen served as Co-Founder & CEO of Field ID until it was successfully acquired by Master Lock LLC (a subsidiary of NYSE:FBHS) in December 2012. Somen’s leadership has helped earn Field ID a spot on the Profit Hot 50 and Deloitte Fast 50 Companies-to-Watch lists.

In 2012, Somen was named winner of the Ontario Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the “Emerging Entpreneur” category.

CIBC Asset Management

CIBC Asset Management (CAM), the asset management subsidiary of CIBC, provides a comprehensive platform of investment management services and solutions to retail and institutional clients. CAM is one of Canada’s largest asset management firms, with over $110 billion in assets under management as of October 31, 2015.

Experience Point

Somen is a Canadian entrepreneur and the Co-Founder & CEO of Ideal Candidate. Ideal Candidate matches talented salespeople with their perfect sales job, maximizing the earning potential for both candidates and employers.

Prior to Ideal Candidate, Somen served as Co-Founder & CEO of Field ID until it was successfully acquired by Master Lock LLC (a subsidiary of NYSE:FBHS) in December 2012.

Somen’s leadership has helped earn Field ID a spot on the Profit Hot 50 and Deloitte Fast 50 Companies-to-Watch lists.

In 2012, Somen was named winner of the Ontario Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the “Emerging Entpreneur” category.

CIBC Asset Management (CAM), the asset management subsidiary of CIBC, provides a comprehensive platform of investment management services and solutions to retail and institutional clients.

CAM is one of Canada’s largest asset management firms, with over $110 billion in assets under management as of October 31, 2015.

Loyalty One

LoyaltyOne is a global leader in the design and implementation of coalition loyalty programs, customer analytics and loyalty services for Fortune 1000 clients around the world. LoyaltyOne has over 20 years history leveraging data-driven insights to develop and operate some of the world's most effective loyalty programs and customer-centric solutions.

WeirFoulds LLP

WeirFoulds LLP is a Canadian law firm specializing in litigation, corporate, property and government law. As the QEC’s exclusive legal partner, WeirFoulds is providing free legal consultation valued at $1,500 to the winning team of the QEC.

Fund Through

FundThrough is Canada’s only invoice funding service for small and fast-growing companies. FundThrough helps small business owners eliminate cash flow hurdles to growth by advancing payment on outstanding invoices. As of October 10, 2016, FundThrough’s capacity for financing small business received a major boost when they received over $24 million from big-name Canadian investors including Shopify.

IBM

IBM Canada is a leading provider of advanced information technology products and services. As a technology-based solutions company, IBM is dedicated to helping its customers solve their business problems, pursue new market opportunities and become more productive through the innovative application of e-business and Internet technology. IBM Global Entrepreneur is an initiative that equips qualified startups with go-to-market support, business mentorship, service discounts and free access to one of the industry’s leading Cloud platforms: IBM’s Bluemix.

LoyaltyOne is a global leader in the design and implementation of coalition loyalty programs, customer analytics and loyalty services for Fortune 1000 clients around the world.

LoyaltyOne has over 20 years history leveraging data-driven insights to develop and operate some of the world's most effective loyalty programs and customer-centric solutions.

WeirFoulds LLP is a Canadian law firm specializing in litigation, corporate, property and government law.

As the QEC’s exclusive legal partner, WeirFoulds is providing free legal consultation valued at $1,500 to the winning team of the QEC.

FundThrough is Canada’s only invoice funding service for small and fast-growing companies. FundThrough helps small business owners eliminate cash flow hurdles to growth by advancing payment on outstanding invoices.

As of October 10, 2016, FundThrough’s capacity for financing small business received a major boost when they received over $24 million from big-name Canadian investors including Shopify.

IBM Canada is a leading provider of advanced information technology products and services. As a technology-based solutions company, IBM is dedicated to helping its customers solve their business problems, pursue new market opportunities and become more productive through the innovative application of e-business and Internet technology.

IBM Global Entrepreneur is an initiative that equips qualified startups with go-to-market support, business mentorship, service discounts and free access to one of the industry’s leading Cloud platforms: IBM’s Bluemix.

Smith School of Business
Founder.org
Constellation Brands
Guardian Capital
Queen's IC

The Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre supports student innovation and entrepreneurship at Queen’s University. DDQIC brings people together across all disciplines and provides resources to support innovation and the creation of products and services that make a difference in our region and internationally.

Covintus

Covintus is a software development company which handpicks an elite team to complete your project. Covintus builds a relationship with their clients, understand your ideas and communicates with you through every stage of development. As a QEC partner, Covintus is providing $2,000 of technical support to EVERY finalist in the QEC (top 15).

Awake Chocolate
Nail the Numbers

Nail the Numbers is a cash flow consulting company specializing in startups. They assist entrepreneurs in all stages of their business, from startup, to growth, to exit strategies. As a partner of the QEC, Nail the Numbers is offering one-on-one consultation sessions with the top three startups at the QEC.

The Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre supports student innovation and entrepreneurship at Queen’s University.

DDQIC brings people together across all disciplines and provides resources to support innovation and the creation of products and services that make a difference in our region and internationally.

Covintus is a software development company which handpicks an elite team to complete your project. Covintus builds a relationship with their clients, understand your ideas and communicates with you through every stage of development.

As a QEC partner, Covintus is providing $2,000 of technical support to EVERY finalist in the QEC (top 15).

Nail the Numbers is a cash flow consulting company specializing in startups. They assist entrepreneurs in all stages of their business, from startup, to growth, to exit strategies.

As a partner of the QEC, Nail the Numbers is offering one-on-one consultation sessions with the top three start-ups at the QEC.

BDC Capital
BrightLane

BrightLane is a Toronto based startup space boasting over 30,000 square feet across 3 floors. Offering Team Rooms, to MyDesk to Cowork desks, BrightLane offers a variety of services for startups of any levels. During the competition weekend, delegates at the QEC will have the opportunity to see BrightLanes space firsthand during the Opening Thursday Reception.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses. In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals. OCE also support and invest in early-stage projects, where the probability of commercial success and potential total return on innovation are substantial. Another expanding focus for OCE is the development of the next generation of innovators through its entrepreneurship fellowships and programs for students and youth across Ontario.

Clear Channel

BrightLane is a Toronto based startup space boasting over 30,000 square feet across 3 floors. Offering Team Rooms, to MyDesk to Cowork desks, BrightLane offers a variety of services for startups of any levels.

During the competition weekend, delegates at the QEC will have the opportunity to see BrightLanes space firsthand during the Opening Thursday Reception.

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses. In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals.

OCE also support and invest in early-stage projects, where the probability of commercial success and potential total return on innovation are substantial. Another expanding focus for OCE is the development of the next generation of innovators through its entrepreneurship fellowships and programs for students and youth across Ontario.

Inniskillin
Ernst and Young

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