EVENT F.A.Q.

Applications will be released on Thursday, November 10th.
Internal Delegate Applications are due on November 27th at 11:59 pm.
External Delegate Applications are due on December 4th at 11:59 pm.
Internal Delegates are students of Queen’s University. External Delegates are students from other institutions.
The internal delegate fee is $95. This fee includes the cost for food throughout the weekend, shuttle costs, the banquet hall and the social at the end of the weekend.
The external delegate fee is $145. This fee includes the cost for food throughout the weekend, shuttle costs, the banquet hall, the social, hotel stay for all three nights, and transportation to and from Toronto.
No. Not all delegates are required to pitch an idea at the Summit.
Any and all business ideas are eligible to be pitched at Queen’s Startup Summit. We’ve had past pitches range from environmental sustainability to mobile commerce apps.
Delegates will have 60 seconds to pitch their idea.
No. Queen’s Startup Summit is an initiative designed to incubate new businesses from scratch over the course of the weekend. A key element of QSS is the spirit of creativity and complete collaboration. We welcome researched and well vetted ideas.
After all pitches have been made, all delegates will be given time to mingle and discuss the ideas amongst each other. This is your chance to speak more about your pitched ideas and ask questions about other people’s ideas. Delegates will then have time to vote on their top 15 ideas; the most popular ideas will be selected.
Each team must have at least one General delegate, one Developer and one Designer. Team sizes will range from 4-7 delegates. There is a strict minimum of 4 delegates per team.
Teams will present their idea, their plan and their product to a panel of esteemed judges. While there are specific requirements, it would be in your best interest to incorporate a business model as well as the execution of your product. There will also be time for a Q & A from the judges.