UPSTART 2023

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
FEBRUARY 4-5 2023
RISE ABOVE IDEAS

UPSTART

is a pitch competition where students come together to learn new skills and put their entrepreneurial strategies to the test in Montreal, Canada.

ENGINEERING

and Computer Science students from universities all across Canada are invited to join. Present your pitch in front of a panel of experienced judges and learn from the best in the industry!

2022 RECAP

A COMPETITION IN 4 PARTS

IMAGINE
MARKET
CREATE
PITCH

Find a solution to an existing problem.

Build a Business Model Canva.

Work on a mockup.

Pitch the product or service to a panel of judges.

A COMPETITION IN 4 PARTS

IMAGINE
MARKET
CREATE
PITCH

Find a solution to an existing problem.

Build a Business Model Canva.

Work on a mockup.

Pitch the product or service to a panel of judges.

What’s Upstart?

Gina Cody School Entrepreneurship Society is proud to present UpStart, an innovative entrepreneurship competition where students come together to learn new skills and put their entrepreneurial strategies to the test. Engineering and Computer Science students from all universities are invited to join! Present your pitch in front of a panel of experienced judges and learn from the best in the industry.
Find a solution to an existing problem
Build a Business Model Canvas
Work on a prototype
Pitch the product or service to a panel of judges

2-DAY COMPETITION

FEBRUARY 4-5, 2023

CONCORDIA
UNIVERSITY

FREE
COMPETITION

WHY UPSTART?

Community

Create unforgettable memories with like-minded aspiring entrepreneurs.

Projects

Work on any kind of project that you are passionate about. Bring your solutions to life.

Network

Meet with inspiring companies looking for talented students like you.

Workshop

Learn new skills and gain more knowledge on the industry.

Prizes

More than three thousand dollars in prizes!

Freebies

Freebies and awesome swag for participants during the event.

READY TO APPLY?

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UPSTART 2022

Take a look at the previous edition of UpStart, along with the sponsors that made this event possible!

OUR PARTNERS

FAQ

An entrepreneurship competition is an opportunity where students get together and develop innovative solutions to tackle real-world problems.

UpStart will be held virtually on February 5-6, 2022! We hope to see you there!

UpStart is a 2-day competition, beginning at 9am on Saturday and ending 7pm on Sunday.

It’s free! UpStart is entirely free for all attendees.

Any engineering or computer science student at a University worldwide is eligible to participate.

Due to the alarming rate at which Covid-19 has spread in recent weeks, GCES has decided to move UpStart online. Our top priority has always been the health and safety of our participants. We look forward to hosting all of you virtually from February 5-6, 2022. We remain committed to providing a memorable experience!

Teams will be composed of 4 people. 

No worries! If you don’t have a team, we will pair you up with other participants that have similar interests!

No. In the interest of fairness, participants are not allowed to begin working on their project prior to the start of UpStart. However, feel free to familiarize yourself with all the tools and technologies you intend to use beforehand.

For more information check out our website!

Please reach out to contact.gces@ecaconcordia.ca for any additional concerns

ANY QUESTIONS?