QUEEN'S YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS' COMPETITION: WHAT IS IT?

"CHALLENGE.  INNOVATION.  COLLABORATION."

After its inaugural year of operation, we are excited to take the Queen's Young Entrepreneurs' Competition to greater heights in 2020.  QYEC is a premier business competition for grade 11 and 12 students who are motivated by challenge, innovation, and collaboration.  The competition is an elite opportunity for students to showcase their entrepreneurial ideas and take them to the next level.  Consisting of two rounds, the competition invites students to apply their creative thinking outside of the classroom through a business pitch, video, and final presentation. 

OUR MISSION

The Queen's Young Entrepreneurs' Competition seeks to inspire the next generation of global leaders by providing a platform for young entrepreneurs to launch and leverage their business ideas.

OUR VISION

To create an opportunity for young entrepreneurs to get into business sooner by providing an outlet for students to showcase their ideas, collaborate with their peers, and gain valuable partnerships.

WHAT'S THE BENEFIT?

Conference Attendance

Top 3 teams will receive automatic entrance to the QLEAD conference.

Start Up Cash Prize

Winning team will receive a cash prize to be put towards the start up of their business.

Business Partnership

Winning team will receive consultation from a successful entrepreneur to help with the launch of their idea.

WHAT WILL IT TAKE?

FIRST ROUND

The first round will consist of a business report and a creative video component.

Business Report: The report is where your comprehensive business plan will be outlined.  This will allow you to communicate your innovative idea as well as how it will be feasibly executed.

Video Component: The video component is your opportunity to let your creativity shine through.  It is intended for supplemental information that cannot be communicated through the business report.  We encourage you to differentiate your idea through this avenue, form prototypes to live examples of where your product or service is needed.  All presentation styles are welcome.

First-round submissions information will come soon!

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FINAL ROUND

Successful first round individuals and/or groups will then progress to the final round.  Finalists will get an automatic invitation to the virtual QLEAD Conference.

Final Round: The final round will take your business plan to the next level, consisting of a presentation in front of a panel.

The Presentation: Final presentations will include both a verbal and a visual component.  It will be a 5-10 minute presentation followed by a 3 minute Q&A period.  The verbal presentation will be supported by a PowerPoint or media display of your choice.

Finalists will be presenting in front of a panel of judges who will score the presentations based on a rubric.  Judges will then have a debrief session, after which the placings will be announced.

The presentation is an opportunity to showcase your idea to experienced entrepreneurs and compete for a chance to win!

LAST YEAR'S DEADLINES

JUNE 3, 2019 

QYEC Application Launched

OCTOBER 4, 2019

First Round Submissions Due

OCTOBER 14, 2019 

Finalists Announced

NOVEMBER 14-17, 2019

Conference & Final Presentations

Applications Not Yet Opened! Stay Tuned for Details

We recognize that Queen’s University is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

Goodes Hall

143 Union Street,

Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

information@qleadofficial.com

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