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Entrepreneurship Competition


After its inaugural year of operation, we are excited to take the Queen's Young Entrepreneurs' Competition (QYEC) to greater heights in 2023. 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. 


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.


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.



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 Does the competition look like?

This year we will be partnering with Queen's Entrepreneurs' Competition for a mentorship opportunity to work on business pitches for the finalists. This will consist of 1-2 meetings during the conference, before the presentation to offer advice and mentorship.



Attach business report as a PDF

Attach a link to the video component

Important Deadlines

JUL7 17, 2023

QYEC Application Launch

SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

First Round Submissions Due

OCTOBER 13, 2023

Finalists Announced

NOVEMBER 16-19, 2023

Conference & Final Presentations


To find out more about the entrepreneurship competition or questions about the conference, contact a member of the QYEC team or at We'd be happy to help!

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