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November 13, 2022

QEC 2023

Who We Are

Composed solely of undergraduate students, our team is dedicated to organizing a competition where bright undergraduates compete for prizes that can transform their businesses. Competitors will also meet fellow young entrepreneurs from around the world, as well as learn from professionals, investors, and each other. Each year we receive numerous business plan submissions from around the globe, and the top 15 teams are selected to pitch their business plans to a panel of Canadian business leaders, competing for over $150,000 in prizes for the top pitching entrepreneurs.

What’s in it for you?

Substantial Prize Pool

During the QEC’s final weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to compete for over $80,000 worth of monetary prizes to fund winning ventures, as well as in-kind services such as consulting sessions from reputable companies and venture capital firms to guide winning teams.


Many past QEC competitors have gone on to create formal mentorship and investment relationships with QEC judges. Seize phenomenal networking opportunities in both formal and casual settings throughout the weekend with powerful individuals passionate about youth entrepreneurship.

Pitching to world class investors

The QEC’s judges panel brings together seasoned industry professionals, successful entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists. Now’s your chance to get your idea in front of influential people willing to give you feedback and help launch your business.


Toronto is a juncture for business, ideas, and funding, but it’s also the home of a great nightlife scene. Discover what else Toronto has to offer with other competitors and QEC team members during nighttime socials.

Application Process

Send your submission to submissions@theqec.com
For general inquiries: competitors@qec.com

Early Bird Submission Deadline: Nov 1, 2022

Submission Deadline: Nov 13, 2021