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Queen’s Market-Focused Research Program (Health-Focus)

Queen’s University

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  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

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The Market-Focused Research (MFR) program is designed for faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students conducting healthcare-related research. The program emphasizes understanding the needs/wants of the market early in the research project so that the commercialization potential of the research outcome is improved. Participants will learn skills related to market/technology assessment, design thinking, intellectual property, communication, and strategies/considerations for technology commercialization. Expected outcomes include more successful grant applications, increased potential for partnerships with industry, increased awareness of Queen’s University research, an increased understanding of intellectual property and commercialization considerations. Participants will also become familiar with QPI’s commercialization services.

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Queen’s Market-Focused Research Workshop Series

Queen’s University

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  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

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The Queen’s Market-Focused Research Workshop Series is a two-day program covering topics such as market/technology assessments, design thinking, intellectual property, effective communication, and commercialization strategies to support your research, research partnerships, and commercialization /startup formation activities. The program is designed for graduate students (including those in professional programs such as Law or Medicine), post-doctoral fellows, and faculty members conducting research in fields in which knowledge mobilization or commercialization of the research outcome is likely or who have a startup idea.

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Konnect Program for Women Entrepreneurs

Queen’s University

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  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

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Konnect is a 6-month program that provides a network, support system, and personal and professional development opportunities for self-identifying women who are working or starting businesses in Kingston. This program started when the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre and Alumni began noticing a particularly high attrition rate for women-led businesses and a number of female professionals seeking advice on common themes such as mentorship, negotiation, and general professional development. Konnect is a program that facilitates accountability, support, community, skill-building, and opportunities to amplify your success in building businesses or advancing professionally. The program of speaker-led workshops and community building meet-ups.

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Fast Track Exporting Program for Women Entrepreneurs

Queen’s University

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  • Sales & Exporting

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  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

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The Fast Track Exporting program provides dedicated one-on-one business coaching with an industry expert for women entrepreneurs who are looking to scale their business through export opportunities. The one-on-one business consultations are complimented by events and workshops hosted by Kingston Economic Development focused on export, accessing new markets and international growth. The program will support women entrepreneurs through the process of exporting and accessing new markets. The Fast Track Exporting program is designed for women entrepreneurs who reside in the greater Kingston area who are leading high-growth companies aiming to reach international markets through exporting options and have potential for significant return on investment. Kingston Economic Development is inviting women entrepreneurs to a panel discussion to learn how to navigate the trade journey with local experts.

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LEAD+ Program for Women Entrepreneurs

Queen’s University

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  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

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The LEAD+ (Leadership Excellence and Development) program engages women entrepreneurs in leadership positions who are interested in finding a way to break out of traditional, annualized thinking to achieve a higher level of productivity. The LEAD+ program was developed to catalyze business growth for women entrepreneurs who want to strive to accomplish more both personally and professionally. This program is facilitated by Cheryl Himburg, founder of Key Element Solutions and certified trainer of the 12-Week Year. Join Cheryl and 9 other women entrepreneurs like yourself to accomplish more in 12 weeks than many do in 12 months. Expand your network, create new connections, and discover the next level of you! This program is designed for women entrepreneurs in the greater Kingston area who are in C-suite positions (CEO,CFO,CAO etc.,) and women in leadership positions within the Kingston Region. What to Expect? The LEAD+ program will kick off with a 4 hour planning session. This is where participants will go through the process of creating their goal and tactical plan for the next 90 days. Over the course of 11 weeks, the cohort will meet weekly for a 60 minute, impactful, virtual group coaching session. Participants will discuss the successes and challenges they are experiencing, assess their results, identify breakdowns and opportunities, and celebrate! Concepts are reviewed to further deepen understanding, and coaching is provided to the participants on how to overcome challenges they are experiencing and tap into higher performance and more consistent implementation. LEAD+ participants will be empowered through ongoing mindset support, and participants will learn how to leverage accountability – not only to themselves but to their support system – to be your best for others, you must first be your best for YOU!

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LEAD Program for Women Entrepreneurs

Queen’s University

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  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

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The LEAD (Leadership Excellence and Development) program aims to engage and encourage dialogue, professional growth and knowledge-sharing through a formalized, supportive network of women in leadership roles. This program develops a network of creative, professional women focused on improving opportunities for women in business through networking, new connections, and educational workshops. This program is designed for women entrepreneurs in the greater Kingston area who are in C-suite positions (CEO,CFO,CAO etc.,) and women in leadership positions within the Kingston Region.

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Hire Yourself Program

Queen’s University

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  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

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Hire Yourself is a program designed to support women who are newcomers to Canada (last 10 years) who are interested in starting a business in Kingston. The purpose of the program is to support women newcomers in starting their own business, strengthening their entrepreneurial skill set, and supporting them in the launch of their business. Bootcamps will be delivered twice a year by a specialized team. One-on-one consultation services will also be available to support business launches. This program is offered for women entrepreneurs in the greater Kingston area who are interested in starting or growing a business and who self-identify as a newcomer to Canada, including but not limited to those belonging to a visible/racialized minority, or someone with a disability. During the Hire Yourself Program, you can expect to learn about: Your skills, talents and motivation to learn about business Choosing or refining a business idea that has market value Understanding how to plan for starting or growing the business Common business terms and concepts for running a business How to market your business online and in the community How to pitch yourself to customers and business associates Government reporting rules for owners and employers Ownership and company structures How to refine and build the most valuable offer for your customers Which resources are available to you to start or grow your business for financing and learning

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Rural Mentorship Program for Women Entrepreneurs

Queen’s University

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  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

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The Rural Mentorship program provides dedicated mentorship tailored to support the individual business challenges of the participating rural, women entrepreneurs. The suite of mentors will include regional business leaders and service providers selected for their specific expertise and experience. This program will break down the geographic barriers and develop a long-lasting mentorship and mastermind outreach series to support business growth. This program is designed for women entrepreneurs starting or growing businesses in rural areas outside the urban centre of Kingston. Priority will be given to rural women in the Frontenac County and Lennox & Addington County areas if programs/services are oversubscribed.

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Workplace Wellness Program

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement: Workforce and Economic Development

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  • All of Eastern Ontario

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Our workplace wellness program gives you the opportunity to custom build a health and wellness program for your organization. Using an evidence – based approach, we assess the health needs of your employees and design a customized program to help reduce the risks identified.

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Logistics Management Training Programs

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement: Workforce and Economic Development

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  • All of Eastern Ontario

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Logistics Management Training Programs

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Health and Safety Training

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement: Workforce and Economic Development

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  • All of Eastern Ontario

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Apart from the effective presentation of most typical ‘certified’ health and safety training courses, our professional trainers are capable of developing programs to overcome a series of in-house, company-specific hazards related to an engineered mechanical or assembly process, then training into bottom-up compliance.

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Leadership for Managers Program

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement: Workforce and Economic Development

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  • All of Eastern Ontario

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St. Lawrence College, Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement, proudly presents The Leadership for Managers Program. This fast track professional development program is offered throughout the year in various formats. Our leadership courses are offered as a stand-alone module, or part of a five-day program. All content listed is customizable for company-specific programs of intact teams.

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Strategic Planning Implementation

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement: Workforce and Economic Development

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  • All of Eastern Ontario

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At St. Lawrence College Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement, we believe a good Strategic Plan is a beacon bringing clarity and insight to your organization’s true mission and values. Our solutions will guide you through your most difficult challenges delivering better decisions and setting the table for higher performance and long term sustainable results in the future. Trust us to guide you through this essential process with our unique 4 Step Approach.

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Microsoft Office Training

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement: Workforce and Economic Development

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  • All of Eastern Ontario

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Workforce and Economic Development provides targeted training with a focus on minimizing your learning curve and streamlining business processes. Our hands-on Microsoft Office training is given by our certified MS Office instructors. We also offer customized programs designed to suit the needs of the varying user groups in your organization.

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Meetings That Work

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement: Workforce and Economic Development

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  • All of Eastern Ontario

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Do you find meetings a waste of time, resources and energy? Do the meetings you attend often end in indecision, lack follow-up or involve the wrong people to ensure the necessary buy-in for success? Meetings are expensive; they require a large investment of money, time and effort. Learn how to run a successful meeting by using tools taught by our in-house professional that will get you the best return and productivity out of your meetings. This workshop will provide you with techniques to: Assess the expected ROI of a meeting to determine if needed Plan for and execute the meeting to maximize the ROI and the overall meeting satisfaction/results Manage your meetings, set and meet objectives and manage time Help your groups reach a consensus on objectives that is actionable and sustainable.

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LEAN Management Training

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  • All of Eastern Ontario

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For years, LEAN concepts and tools have been applied extensively in manufacturing operations with impressive results. More recently, service based organizations, which account for over 85% of Eastern Ontario’s business, are realizing the benefits of this huge opportunity to drive efficiencies and eradicate waste. Our LEAN Management Training is a specialized program on applying LEAN principles, tools and techniques to identify and remove any non-value-added activities in your everyday processes. Who Should Take This Course? Managers Business Owners Senior Leaders Entrepreneurs Continuous Improvement Facilitators Supply Chain, Production and Logistics Professionals

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Better Business Writing

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement: Workforce and Economic Development

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Add polish and power to everything you write with our Better Business Writing course. This practical business writing course will take your writing skills to an advanced level. You will learn how to organize your thoughts effectively and to produce effective documents that create reader buy-in. Acquire techniques to reduce your writing time. Learn to capture the attention of readers with powerful subject lines and opening statements, and to structure your written documents to keep the reader engaged while communicating your point effectively and concisely. Learn key skills such as technical writing, composing powerful correspondence, reports, and proposals, producing effective communications quickly and accurately, and writing letters and emails that will get you buy-in. Suitable for individuals who prepare reports and correspondence on a regular basis and want to ensure their writing style meets high professional standards. Also suitable for anyone who wishes a refresher course on business writing techniques or those who want to speed up the production and effectiveness of business documents. Who Should Take This Course? Managers Office Staff Supervisors Administrative Staff Communication and Public Relations Clerks Individuals responsible for business correspondence

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The Innovation Hub

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement: The Innovation Hub

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  • Marketing & Customer Acquisition,Talent; HR & Training,Space (office; labs; warehousing; coworking; event)

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  • All of Eastern Ontario

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The Innovation Hub is focused on making innovative learning strategies and opportunities accessible to the SLC student population. We are committed to enriching the overall college and community experience to inspire student success both within a learning and professional environment.

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Onboarding Young Workers in Your Workplace

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement: Employment Services

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  • All of Eastern Ontario

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This guide outlines some of the challenges employers might face when integrating young workers into the workplace. It offers tips and strategies to ensure a smooth transition.

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Managing Human Resources

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement: Employment Services

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  • All of Eastern Ontario

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This guide outlines some of the fundamental aspects of human resource management issues an employer might encounter during and after the hiring process.

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Apprenticeships

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  • Kingston and Frontenac Region,Ottawa Region

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An apprentice is someone who learns a skilled trade on the job, under the direction of more experienced workers. Apprentices also complete classroom instruction as a part of their training. Apprentices are employees, and earn a salary while they learn a skilled trade. To become and apprentice, you must find an employer or sponsor who is willing to train you and engage in apprenticeship training. People who want to become apprentices usually apply directly to an employer or union.

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Employment Services for Businesses

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement: Employment Services

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  • Kingston and Frontenac Region,Ottawa Region

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St. Lawrence College Employment Service offers a variety of resources and services to employers, and working with us is simple and free. If you are a licensed employer, have third-party liability insurance, and can provide WSIB coverage, we can help! We work with you to make the hiring process more streamlined and cost effective. Post your positions on our job board to connect with St. Lawrence College students, graduates and community job seekers. Increase your applications by leveraging social media to advertise your opportunities, collect resumes online and have them forwarded to an email address of your choice.

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Research

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement: Research

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  • All of Eastern Ontario

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Research… Takes a current product or process to the next level Creates a competitive advantage for an organization Strengthens programs and students’ learning Produces highly qualified personnel

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Your Way program for women interested in entrepreneurship

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement

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  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

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Led by St. Lawrence College, KEYS and the City of Kingston, Your Way is a program designed to bring together women who are interested in entrepreneurship, who aim to establish or grow a business in various sectors, and provide them with specialized resources related to the food sector. This program is offered to women in the greater Kingston area who are interested in starting or growing a business and who self-identify as a newcomer to Canada (last 10 years), a visible/racialized minority, or someone with a disability.

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Workforce and Economic Development

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement

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  • All of Eastern Ontario

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St. Lawrence College partners with regional organizations to support workforce and economic development. Our goal is to support the growth of our local economies and create opportunities for our students and alumni. We use a variety of tools to conduct our work such as partnering on grants and projects, designing and delivering custom training, and contracting the use of College resources and services. We work with partners to leverage external funding opportunities through various governmental and non-government sources.

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Spark Creative Communications

St Lawrence College: Innovation & Business Engagement

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  • All of Eastern Ontario

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We are a creative communications agency operating within the walls of St. Lawrence College, Kingston campus. Our multidisciplinary team, comprised of both students and young professionals, is well versed in delivering industry standard quality marketing solutions for our clients. We are fueled by passion and creativity, using both innovation and technology to help companies grow and love their brand.

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Business Law Services

Queen’s University: The Queen’s Business Law Clinic (QBLC)

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  • Legal; Licensing & IP

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  • All of Eastern Ontario

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  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-19
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

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Established in 2009, the QBLC operates year-round to provide free legal services to a wide variety of individuals, businesses and non-for-profit organizations in southeastern Ontario who would otherwise have difficulty affording legal counsel. The QBLC seeks to provide Queen’s Law students with a unique professional development opportunity while instilling in them the values of community service and the pro bono tradition. For student caseworkers, work at the QBLC is part of a two-semester credit course that includes assignments and a weekly class. The QBLC also employs a couple of student caseworkers for the summer months, which provides students with a more intensive work experience and ensures continuity of client service.

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Workshops & Networking – various WE-CAN workshops for women entrepreneurs

Queen’s University: Office of Partnerships & Innovation

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  • Workshops & Events

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  • Networking

Region

  • All of Eastern Ontario

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Description

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation staff organize weekly workshops and networking opportunities for women entrepeneurs in eastern Ontario.

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Workshops – various workshops for tech-focused entrepreneurs and companies

Queen’s University: Office of Partnerships & Innovation

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  • Workshops & Events

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  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship

Region

  • All of Eastern Ontario

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-19
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

Description

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation staff organize monthly workshops on various topics of interest to entrepreneurs building and growing science or technology-based companies.

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Workshops – Kwe-Biz Business Workshops for Indigenous women enterpreneurs

Queen’s University: Office of Partnerships & Innovation

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  • Workshops & Events

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Financial Management & Strategy,Marketing & Customer Acquisition,Funding

Region

  • All of Eastern Ontario,Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-19
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

Description

Supported by Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation and designed and delivered by Okwaho Equal Source, the Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneurship Workshop series provides Indigenous women entrepreneurs and business owners with a range of entrepreneurship training and experiences. This interactive workshop series is designed to be entry-level, accessible, relevant, inclusive of Indigenous culture(s), knowledge, business intelligence and skill sets. The series is offered to Indigenous women entrepreneurs who reside in eastern Ontario, with priority given to those who live in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and the greater Kingston area. Ongoing application and intake process for eligibile clients.

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Services – Legal Services

Queen’s University: Office of Partnerships & Innovation

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Support Category

  • Legal; Licensing & IP

Region

  • All of Eastern Ontario

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-19
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

Description

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation recommends eligible entrepreneurs and startups to receive legal services, from the Queen’s Business Law Clinic, that are provided by Queen’s law students who receive training and oversight from practicing lawyers. Ongoing application and intake process for eligibile clients.

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Services – Intellectual Property and Patent services

Queen’s University: Office of Partnerships & Innovation

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  • Legal; Licensing & IP

Region

  • All of Eastern Ontario,Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-19
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

Description

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation staff include patent agents and commercialization experts who help eligible startups develop and implement or strengthen an intellectual property strategy. Ongoing application and intake process for eligibile clients.

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Services – Go-to-Market services

Queen’s University: Office of Partnerships & Innovation

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  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Sales & Exporting,Marketing & Customer Acquisition,Funding

Region

  • All of Eastern Ontario,Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-19
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

Description

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation staff provide eligible startups with guidance and connections related to market opportunities, commercialization strategies, partnership development, funding opportunities and investment readiness and attraction. Ongoing application and intake process for eligible clients.

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Mentorship – Kwe-Biz Mentorship program for Indigenous women entrepreneurs

Queen’s University: Office of Partnerships & Innovation

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  • Programs & Services

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  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship

Region

  • All of Eastern Ontario,Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:Open
  • Start Date: Open

Description

Supported by Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation and designed and delivered by Okwaho Equal Source, the Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneurship Mentorship program weaves entrepreneurial business principles with the traditional values and contemporary worldviews of Indigenous cultural groups in eastern Ontario, with priority given to those who live in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and the greater Kingston area. Both one-on-one and small group mentorship options are offered in the traditional territories of the Kanien’kehá:ka and Anishinaabe. The program provides support to Indigenous women who are looking to start and/or grow their own business. Ongoing application and intake process for eligibile clients.

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Mentorship

Queen’s University: Office of Partnerships & Innovation

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  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship

Region

  • All of Eastern Ontario,Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-19
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

Description

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation staff provide eligible startups with mentorship, guidance and connections related to forming and building their business. Ongoing application and intake process for eligibile clients.

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Incubation Program – Queen’s Startup Runway

Queen’s University: Office of Partnerships & Innovation

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  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Space (office; labs; warehousing; coworking; event)

Region

  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-19
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

Description

Led by Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation, Queen’s Startup Runway is an incubation program, offered virtually as well as physically, for entrepreneurs, startups, and small companies that are developing new software or hardware technologies or science-based solutions. Startup Runway includes access to the QPI team of experts who provide mentorship and support related to corporate governance, intellectual property strategies, and go-to-market strategies, and connections to funding and collaboration opportunities. The program provides participants with access to workshops, legal services, numerous online resources, the opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs, and profile via the QPI website and social media channels. The physical incubation program includes co-location, in the Seaway Coworking building at 310 Bagot Street in Kingston, Ontario, with the QPI team, Launch Lab, the Southeastern Ontario Angel Network, and St. Lawrence College, as well as access to shared workspaces, meeting rooms, event spaces, and a podcast studio. Ongoing application and intake process for eligibile clients.

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Collaborative Research & Development Projects with Queen’s – Partnership Development services

Queen’s University: Office of Partnerships & Innovation

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Support Category

  • Research & Development

Region

  • All of Eastern Ontario

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-19
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

Description

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation staff work with companies in eastern Ontario, and elsewhere in Canada, that wish to identify and undertake a R&D project in collaboration with the university. Research projects typically require funding and involve Queen’s faculty members and graduate students; technology testing and validation projects also require funding and may be completed by Queen’s graduate students or technicians. Projects focused on the design and engineering of prototypes may be conducted by undergraduate students in engineering, science and computing, while projects requiring market analysis and business plan validation may be of interest to Queen’s business students.

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Accelerator Program – Wings Acceleration program for pre-revenue startups

Queen’s University: Office of Partnerships & Innovation

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  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Space (office; labs; warehousing; coworking; event)

Region

  • All of Eastern Ontario,Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-19
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

Description

Led by Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation and delivered by Seregelyi & Associates, the Wings Acceleration program provides early stage founders, who are developing new software or hardware technologies or science-based solutions, with tools and guidance to help them assess the feasibility of their business idea, validate their proposed value proposition, and begin the development of a viable business model. Available once per year via application and intake process for eligibile clients.

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Accelerator Program – Kwe-Biz Business Accelerators for Indigenous women entrepreneurs

Queen’s University: Office of Partnerships & Innovation

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  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Financial Management & Strategy,Sales & Exporting,Marketing & Customer Acquisition

Region

  • All of Eastern Ontario,Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:Open
  • Start Date: Open

Description

Supported by Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation and designed and delivered by Okwaho Equal Source, the Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator program provides three levels of modern and culturally relevant business training for women entrepreneurs who identify as Indigenous and reside in eastern Ontario, with priority given to those who live in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and the greater Kingston area. Level 1 helps Indigenous women in the early stage of business to build foundation skills. Indigenous women who own an established business that is registered/incorporated and/or is revenue positive/net-positive may receive advance standing and may be eligible to directly enter Level 2 and/or Level 3 of the program. Available once per year via application and intake process for eligibile clients.

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Accelerator Program – Growth Acceleration program for post-revenue startups and SMEs poised to grow

Queen’s University: Office of Partnerships & Innovation

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  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Sales & Exporting,Marketing & Customer Acquisition,Funding

Region

  • All of Eastern Ontario,Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-19
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

Description

Led by Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation and delivered by Stiletto Consulting, the Growth Acceleration program is a three-month program for post revenue startups and SMEs in eastern Ontario that 1) are developing and selling new software or hardware technologies or science-based solutions, 2) have annual revenue in the range of $200K to $3 million and/or have recently attracted investment, and 3) are poised to grow. Available once per year via application and intake process for eligibile clients.

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Accelerator Program – Compass North Accelerator program for Women Entrepreneurs in Tech

Queen’s University: Office of Partnerships & Innovation

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  • Programs & Services

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  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Sales & Exporting,Marketing & Customer Acquisition,Legal; Licensing & IP

Region

  • All of Eastern Ontario

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:Open
  • Start Date: Open

Description

Designed and delivered by Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation and L-SPARK, the Compass North Acceleration program for women entrepreneurs in tech is a five-month high-touch accelerator program offering hands-on mentorship, strategic training from expert advisors and an inspiring entrepreneurial community. The program supports women entrepreneurs who have founded and-or are leading post-revenue tech companies that are poised to grow and are in select regions of eastern Ontario, with priority given to those in the Brockville-Kingston-Belleville region. Available once per year via application and intake process for eligibile clients.

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SparQ Studios Makerspace

Queen’s University: Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre

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  • Space (office; labs; warehousing; coworking; event),Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management

Region

  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-19
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

Description

SparQ Studios is a makerspace and design studio that provides a wide range of tools, machinery, knowledge, and expertise so that you can bring your idea into a physical form. With support from the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC), SparQ Studios was founded in 2013 by four students in DDQIC’s startup incubator who needed modern maker tools to build their product ideas. SparQ’s first home was a small study room in Beamish Munro Hall and it was one of Canada’s first on-campus makerspaces. Today, SparQ Studios is located in its own facility on the ground floor of Mitchell Hall. SparQ Studios is open to anyone in the community who wants to familiarize themselves with modern making equipment, learn new skills, and complete their own creative projects. It also caters to DDQIC start-ups who need to quickly prototype their ideas, a critical stage in the journey to building a successful product. Amenities include 3D printers, 3D scanner, laser cutter, soldering station, woodworking and metalworking stations, hand tools, free basic consumables, and more.

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The Hive

Queen’s University: Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre

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  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Space (office; labs; warehousing; coworking; event)

Region

  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-19
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

Description

Are you a community member or student who is interested in starting your own venture? The Hive is for all self-identified women who are looking for a supportive community to explore entrepreneurship and innovation. We particularly welcome self-identified women from underrepresented groups in The Hive. We believe we have a greater impact on society when we tackle problems from diverse perspectives. Our program participants come from all walks of life and our differences allow us to grow together. We uphold a commitment to inclusion and diversity so that we can support anyone who wants to pursue entrepreneurship. Join The Hive and plug into the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) community and receive: Mentorship and support Find a team and an idea Space to work on your venture Training and workshops Networking opportunities Bring your ideas to life in The Hive!

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Konnect

Queen’s University: Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre

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  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship

Region

  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-09-30
  • Start Date: 2021-09-30

Description

Konnect is a 6-month program that provides a network, support system, and personal and professional development opportunities for self-identifying women who are working or starting businesses in Kingston. This program started when the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre and Alumni began noticing a particularly high attrition rate for women-led businesses and a number of female professionals seeking advice on common themes such as mentorship, negotiation, and general professional development. Konnect is a program that facilitates accountability, support, community, skill-building, and opportunities to amplify your success in building businesses or advancing professionally. The program of speaker-led workshops and community building meet-ups runs from October to March. Applications open in September.

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DDQIC Winter Pitch Competition

Queen’s University: Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre

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  • Funding & Capital

Support Category

  • Funding

Region

  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-12-31
  • Start Date: 2022-01-31

Description

The annual Dunin-Deshpande Winter Pitch Competition provides early-stage startups the opportunity to compete for seed funding for their venture from a pool of $30,000. This competition is open to ventures at Queen’s and in the Kingston region. Applicants must be based in the Kingston region but do NOT have to be associated with Queen’s University. The competition takes place in January. Applications open in December.

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DDQIC Summer Pitch Competition

Queen’s University: Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre

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  • Funding & Capital

Support Category

  • Funding

Region

  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-07-31
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

Description

The annual Dunin-Deshpande Summer Pitch Competition is the largest pitch competition in Kingston that provides early-stage startups the opportunity to compete for seed funding for their venture. This competition is open to ventures at Queen’s and in the Kingston region. Applicants must be based in the Kingston region but do NOT have to be associated with Queen’s University. The competition takes place in August. Applications open in July.

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QyourVenture

Queen’s University: Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre

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  • Programs & Services

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  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Funding,Space (office; labs; warehousing; coworking; event)

Region

  • All of Ontario

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-19
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

Description

QyourVenture is a program that helps students and community members turn their idea, technology, or inspiration into a venture. QyourVenture guides participants’ entrepreneurial journey in a tiered program that unlocks opportunities and resources as you and your team demonstrate your commitment and make progress in building your venture. Participation in QyourVenture is free and no equity is taken in your business in exchange for participation. You will attend free workshops, participate in bi-weekly updates pitches, join a community of like-minded founders, and have access free co-working space. As you make progress, you are eligible to unlock small amounts of seed funding, mentorship from a global network of entrepreneurs and industry experts, and access to the Disciplined Entrepreneurship toolbox developed at MIT.

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The Foundry

Queen’s University: Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre

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  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Research & Development,Legal; Licensing & IP

Region

  • All of Ontario

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2020-11-30
  • Start Date: 2021-08-19

Description

The goal of the Foundry program is to mobilize research at Queen’s University for societal impact through startups. The Foundry provides the opportunity for entrepreneurial teams to build a business from ideas and intellectual property developed by researchers at Queen’s University. The Foundry program is offered through the Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Initiative (QICSI) program. In order to be eligible for the Foundry, you must first be accepted to QICSI. In the Foundry, entrepreneurial teams will review ideas and technology currently available at Queen’s University, assess their readiness for commercialization, and determine if they have a viable commercialization path with the option to form a company to bring the ideas or technology to market.

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Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Initiative (QICSI)

Queen’s University: Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre

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  • Programs & Services

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  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Funding,Space (office; labs; warehousing; coworking; event)

Region

  • All of Ontario

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-01-31
  • Start Date: 2021-08-18

Description

The Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Initiative (QICSI) is a startup incubation program where founders receive no-cost training, mentorship, and office space from May to August to launch their own venture. QICSI is for those who want to explore entrepreneurship or social innovation as a career path. Every year, we select around 50 ambitious candidates to be a part of the program. The program includes a 2 week bootcamp, weekly workshops, mentorship and networking opportunities, $4000 seed funding for each venture, a $7000 personal stipend for each participant, and the opportunity to pitch for more substantial financial support. There are two streams to apply; one for teams who are already workign on an idea, and one for individuals without an idea who would like to form a founder team and start a venture from scratch. All Kingston residents are welcome to apply. Post-secondary students from any discipline or level of study are eligible. QICSI is industry agnostic and supports ventures across the full spectrum of not-for-profit to for-profit, and social to traditional enterprise. Applications are open in October for the following summer.

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Peer To Peer

Launch Lab

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  • Workshops & Events

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship

Region

  • Belleville; Quinte and Hastings Region,Brockville; Gananoque; Prescott and the Leeds & Grenville Region,Cornwall; Stormont; Dundas and Glengarry Region,Kingston and Frontenac Region,Lennox and Addington Region,Pembroke and Renfrew Region,Smiths Falls and Lanark Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-18
  • Start Date: 2021-08-18

Description

These group sessions are facilitated and led by a Launch Lab Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) and help provide companies with an environment of like-minded entrepreneurs facing similar challenges or at similar stages.

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Amplify

Launch Lab

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Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship

Region

  • Belleville; Quinte and Hastings Region,Brockville; Gananoque; Prescott and the Leeds & Grenville Region,Cornwall; Stormont; Dundas and Glengarry Region,Kingston and Frontenac Region,Lennox and Addington Region,Pembroke and Renfrew Region,Smiths Falls and Lanark Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-18
  • Start Date: 2021-08-18

Description

Amplify is a program where EIRs nominate clients that we feel not only show signs of rapid growth potential, but in addition, have an ability to commit to a greater amount of work with Launch Lab and have team members that assume responsibility for implementing recommendations and strategic initiatives. This program accelerates and scales innovative Eastern Ontario companies selling into both business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C) markets regionally, nationally or internationally.

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Launch Pad

Launch Lab

Free Resource
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Business Stage

  • Exploration

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  • Idea

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  • Startup

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  • Established

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  • Ready to Scale

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Support Type

  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Talent; HR & Training

Region

  • Belleville; Quinte and Hastings Region,Brockville; Gananoque; Prescott and the Leeds & Grenville Region,Cornwall; Stormont; Dundas and Glengarry Region,Kingston and Frontenac Region,Lennox and Addington Region,Pembroke and Renfrew Region,Smiths Falls and Lanark Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-18
  • Start Date: 2021-08-18

Description

This 8-week program will give you the tools you need to grow as an early-stage startup. Each session will focus on a specific topic (marketing, financing, team development, business foundations, intellectual property, etc.) and will allow you to learn, ask questions, and work with other entrepreneurs in your cohort to build the foundation for your business.

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EIR (Entrepreneur In Residence) Support

Launch Lab

Free Resource
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Business Stage

  • Exploration

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  • Idea

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  • Startup

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  • Established

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  • Ready to Scale

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Support Type

  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship

Region

  • Belleville; Quinte and Hastings Region,Brockville; Gananoque; Prescott and the Leeds & Grenville Region,Cornwall; Stormont; Dundas and Glengarry Region,Kingston and Frontenac Region,Lennox and Addington Region,Pembroke and Renfrew Region,Smiths Falls and Lanark Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-18
  • Start Date: 2021-08-18

Description

We work with tech-based businesses that have an innovative technology or idea, and a variety of new startups and existing businesses who are experiencing challenges and looking to grow. EIR support provides as-needed advice and guidance to companies who are looking to address specific challenges or needs. It could be dealing with co-founders, raising investment, succession planning, or something else entirely — Launch Lab EIRs are here to support your business needs. Our entrepreneurs give business advice and act as a sounding board for your ideas, as we work together to develop a plan that works for you. At the end of the day, it’s our advice but your decision.

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Digital Lead Generators

Launch Lab

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Business Stage

  • Exploration

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  • Idea

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  • Startup

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  • Established

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  • Ready to Scale

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Support Type

  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Marketing & Customer Acquisition

Region

  • All of Eastern Ontario

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:Open
  • Start Date: Open

Description

We know that finding more prospects can be hard, and converting those prospects to sales even harder. That’s why we’ve brought a team of experts together – our digital lead generators – who will listen and learn about your business, then go to work building you a digital presence that turns your website into a powerful lead generation tool. Our team of experienced marketing and design professionals will work closely with you and your business in order to accomplish your goals and turn your website into a lead generation tool – expanding your market and increasing your customer base. Work with our team of marketers who have successfully worked with over 50 businesses across Eastern Ontario under the Digital Main Street program. Services include website enhancements, digital marketing, graphic design, social media, search engine optimization, and a better understanding of paid search engine tools.

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Rural Mentorship

Kingston Economic Development Corporation

Free Resource
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Business Stage

  • Exploration

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  • Idea

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  • Startup

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  • Established

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  • Ready to Scale

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Support Type

  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship

Region

  • Kingston and Frontenac Region,Lennox and Addington Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-18
  • Start Date: 2021-08-18

Description

The Rural Mentorship program will provide dedicated mentorship tailored to support the individual business challenges of the participating rural, women entrepreneurs. The suite of mentors will include regional business leaders and service providers selected for their specific expertise and experience. This program will break down the geographic barriers and develop a long-lasting mentorship and mastermind outreach series to support business growth. There will be two intakes per year delivered by Claire Bouvier, FEiST in partnership with Kingston Economic Development.

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Hire Yourself

Kingston Economic Development Corporation

Free Resource
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Business Stage

  • Exploration

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  • Idea

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  • Startup

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  • Established

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  • Ready to Scale

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Support Type

  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship

Region

  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-18
  • Start Date: 2021-08-18

Description

The goal of the Hire Yourself program is to bring like-minded women together who have diverse international skills and want to learn how to open a business in Canada. This program will provide a personalized and fun, two-week orientation available to women new to Canada less than 10 years who are interested in starting a business in Kingston and the surrounding area. The purpose of the program is to support women new to Canada in starting their own business, learning to become an entrepreneur, and supporting each other in the launch of their business. The two-week in-person program will be delivered twice a year by Chéla Breckon, founder of With Chéla Inc. in partnership with Kingston Economic Development.

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Summer Company

Kingston Economic Development Corporation

Free Resource
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Business Stage

  • Exploration

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  • Idea

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  • Startup

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  • Established

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  • Ready to Scale

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Support Type

  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Funding

Region

  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-18
  • Start Date: 2021-08-18

Description

The Summer Company program, funded by the Ontario government, has been helping students, aged 15 to 29, start and run their own businesses since 2001. As a Summer Company entrepreneur, participants receive hands-on business mentoring from local business leaders and up to $3,000 to make their dream job a reality. If you’ve got a winning idea for starting a new business and are a student who is not afraid of hard work, you should consider applying to the Summer Company program – a great opportunity for enterprising young people who want to be their own BOSS! The program provides hands-on business coaching and mentoring from local community business leaders who will work with you to make your Summer Company a reality.

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Social Entrepreneurship Fundamentals

Kingston Economic Development Corporation

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Business Stage

  • Exploration

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  • Idea

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  • Startup

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  • Established

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  • Ready to Scale

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Support Type

  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship

Region

  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2020-09-20
  • Start Date: 2020-09-20

Description

As the world looks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time for the entrepreneurially-minded to step up to address pressing social and environmental challenges, and to develop the 21st century skills needed to succeed. Join us for Social Entrepreneurship Fundamentals: an 8-week, part-time online program that covers the foundations of social entrepreneurship, from making sure you’ve identified the right problem, to developing a solution, to turning your idea into a sustainable business model. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, invest in your personal and professional growth, and turn your idea into impact, this is the right course for you.

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Starter Company Plus

Kingston Economic Development Corporation

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Business Stage

  • Exploration

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  • Idea

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  • Startup

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  • Established

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  • Ready to Scale

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Support Type

  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Marketing & Customer Acquisition,Funding

Region

  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-18
  • Start Date: 2021-08-18

Description

Starter Company Plus is a program offered through Kingston Economic Development Corporation with funding from the Government of Ontario. This program is designed to provide business training for entrepreneurs aged 18 and over who are launching a business or expanding an existing business. The program provides an opportunity to pitch for a grant up to $5,000 to start or grow your business.

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Go Digital

Kingston Economic Development Corporation

Free Resource
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Business Stage

  • Exploration

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  • Idea

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  • Startup

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  • Established

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  • Ready to Scale

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Support Type

  • Programs & Services

Support Category

  • Coaching; Strategy and Mentorship,Marketing & Customer Acquisition

Region

  • Kingston and Frontenac Region

Relevant Dates:

  • Registration Deadline:2021-08-18
  • Start Date: 2021-08-18

Description

There are many ways to sell your products and service online. Strategies for how to get started will vary based on your industry and products. We’ve listed some resources below to help get you started, and invite you to call on us for advice as you need it. We’re here for you Kingston.

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We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.