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january 27th - 29th, 2017 Queen’s University Kingston, ON BRINGING TOGETHER THE BRIGHTEST YOUNG MINDS FROM ACROSS CANADA TO FOSTER INNOVATION, COLLABORATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

ABOUT QSS Founded in 2013, the Queen’s Startup Summit is a rapidly growing initiative invested in preparing our generation for the changes in tomorrow’s business landscape. Our mission is to institutionalize a culture recognizing talent and passion that inspires and enables entrepreneurship. The summit attracts budding young minds from various fields of discipline, provides the resources required to excel, and ensures a vigorously competitive environment. In partnership with the Smith School of Business, the Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Queen’s Innovation Connector, we are impassioned to attract the very best young entrepreneurs Canada has to offer. By bringing together aspiring designers, developers, and startup enthusiasts, the summit encourages collaboration in an environment that fosters creativity and synergy. As it approaches its most ambitious year yet, the summit relies on the generous support of our sponsors in order to achieve our goals. We invite you to participate in a weekend of fastpaced excitement and recognition of young entrepreneurs at the fouth-annual Startup Summit, the foremost Canadian undergraduate innovation competition.

Table of Contents 3...............................LETTER OF INTEREST 4.............................................THE PROCESS 5............................................THE NUMBERS 6...................................................WHY QSS? 7.........................VALUE OF SPONSORSHIP 8.........................PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS 10..........................................SPONSORSHIP 12......................................PAST SPONSORS 13 .............................................CONTACT US

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TO THE POTENTIAL SPONSORS OF THE QUEEN’S STARTUP SUMMIT, Every year at the Queen’s Startup Summit we work hard to accomplish three goals – goals that we believe distinguish our mission at QSS. At bottom, we can measure our achievement of these goals with three simple questions. The questions are: 1) Have we done everything in our power to offer our delegates the most rewarding 72- hour competition possible? 2) What is something about this year’s competition that we are unhappy with and how will this motivate us moving forward? 3) What is something we are proud of and how can we maintain this success in future summits? This process of self-evaluation is what sets us apart from other competitions of this nature. We are a startup competition that runs very much like a growing startup, and this is why we continue to crush application record numbers year after year. 2016-2017 will be our fifth year organizing the Summit and every single year prior to this one we have grown significantly. After this year, the QSS Alumni Network will number over 400 of Canada’s brightest young-entrepreneurial minds; an active network that has enabled QSS-2013’ alumni to share job opportunities with QSS-2016’ alumni; a network that serves as an intellectual-hub, where members know they can find the talent they need for projects they are working on – this is the QSS network, likeminded individuals impassioned about innovation, daring to disrupt. An extension of the QSS Alumni Network is the QSS following – an audience of over 1,000 students looking to dive into entrepreneurship. We encourage you to learn more about the summit, and are honoured to extend this offer to join QSS in shaping the entrepreneurial landscape in Canada. We invite you to look over our sponsorship package and contact our sponsorship team to bring the best value for your organization. Thank you for your interest in the Queen’s Startup Summit, and we look forward to building a relationship with you. Sincerely, Liam Liu & Anthony Scheeran Queen’s Startup Summit 2017 Co-Chairs

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THE PROC E S S B R E A K D OW N

DRAFT IDEAS

SPEECHES

PITCHED BY DELEGATES

FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS

DELEGATES

TOP 15

PICK THEIR FAVOURITE IDEAS & FORM TEAMS

IDEAS ARE VOTED ON TO PROCEED

FINAL PITCH + PRODUCT

EACH TEAM

EVALUATED BY PANEL OF JUDGES

HAS 41 HOURS TO PLAN & DEVELOP

TOP 3 STARTUPS ARE AWARDED FUNDING

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2016: BY T HE NU M B E R S

87

90

DELEGATES FOR 2016

PROJECTED DELEGATES FOR 2017

BY YEAR 1ST YEAR | 16% 2ND YEAR | 32 %

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10

MENTORS

UNIVERISITIES

3RD YEAR | 25% 4TH YEAR | 22% 5TH YEAR | 5 %

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SPEAKERS

DELEGATE BREAKDOWN GENERALISTS | 61%

40% 60 %

EXTERNAL

DEVELOPERS | 25%

INTERNAL

DESIGNERS | 14%

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JUDGES


why qss? shape the future * By sharing your business acumen and communicating what an entrepreneur must do to be successful, you are helping aspiring innovators sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and become tomorrow’s leaders

witness & promote innovation * Inspire our delegates to reach to new heights while teaching them how to achieve realistic goals Experience creativity in action along with the exceptional effort and collaborative spirit of our specially selected delegates

EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE * The executive team, made up of students, is committed to providing the best possible experience for all parties involved in Queen’s Startup Summit * The summit hosts over 80 talented delegates from top institutions across Canada with diverse expertise in engineering, computer science, business, and design

UNIQUE FORMAT * Risk-free environment for delegates to immerse themselves in the entrepreneurial process 
 * The competitive yet supportive atmosphere we strive to cultivate allows the creation and development of a venture in one weekend; from the idea’s inception, to a ready-for-market proposal

FORM LASTING RELATIONS * Meet and connect with professionals, successful entrepreneurs, and promising, up and coming students * Build strong, dynamic relationships between various faculties and institutions across Canada


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value of sponsorship AT QUEEN’S STARTUP SUMMIT we seek to identify the target

market and goals of our sponsors so that we can effectively implement an optimized partnership between our two parties. We work hard to create a relationship rooted in achievable goals and there is continuous analysis on key areas to improve. We prioritize your company’s needs in terms of recruitment and brand exposure and the summit leverages our position to allow for sponsors to truly make their mark on our generation of inspiring entrepreneurs. We want to make sponsorship accountable and we want to build real relationships.

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partnership benefits

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Network with future innovators and leaders who are chosen through a highly selective application process Interact one-on-one with future leaders across numerous industries Have exclusive access to the brightest young entrepreneurial minds Canada has to offer

recruitment

Represent your organization’s brand to over 150 delegates and industry professionals, and reinforce your organization’s presence as a leader in your industry

brand exposure

Create brand loyalty amongst a group of students with the power to make an impact

Witness an exceptional group of students work under pressure in an autonomous team setting Share your know knowledge and experience with delegates as they build their own businesses Be a part of shaping the growth and perspective of all attendees

leave your mark

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sponsorship benefits

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INCLUDED BENEFITS

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platinum

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platinum ($8,000+)

($5,000+)

($2,000+)

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platinum

gold

($10,000+)

($8,000+)

gold

($5,000+)

silver

($2,000+)

bronze

gold

silver

bronze

silver

bronze

($1,000+)

Handbook Advertisment (# of pages) Logo on QSS Website Logo on Conference Banner & Signage In-kind Sponsorship (Delegate Bag) Delegate + Conference Room Sponsorship Delegate Name Tag Sponsorship Branding on Executive Apparel Branding on Delegate Apparel

($10,000+)

($1,000+)

Sponsor Rep Invitation Invitation to Opening/Closing Ceremonies Invitation to Networking Sessions Delegate Email List Post Conference Pitch Book Access to Delegate Resume Book Coffee Chats with Select Delegates

($10,000+)

($8,000+)

Opening/Closing Ceremony Sponsorship 1st Place Award Sponsorship 2nd or 3rd Place Award Sponsorship Invitation to Judge’s Panel Speaking Opportunity on First Day Opening Taster Event Pre-Conference Sponsored Event

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($5,000+)

($2,000+)

($1,000+)


PA ST S U CCE S S THE SUCCESS OF THE SUMMIT

would not be possible without the partnerships and relationships we have previously built with our generous sponsors. We thank you for all of your support, and look forward to continuing our relationship.

f o u nd i ng partner s

a f f i l i ated partner s

pa s t s p on s or s

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contact us WE ARE FULLY COMMITTED to working with you to create the right partnership that adds value to your company and accommodates your sponsorship needs. Please do not hesitate to contact our sponsorship team if you have further questions or concerns. We greatly apreciate your time and consideration.

SPONSORSHIP DIRECTOR Eric Chen eric.chen@startupqueens.org SPONSORSHIP COORDINATORS Kristin Tom kristin.tom@startupqueens.org CHECK US OUT AT WWW.STARTUPQUEENS.ORG

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