JMSB CONFERENCE CENTER | February 4 - 5, 2023

RISE ABOVE IDEAS

February 4 - 5
2023

What’s Upstart?

Short Answer: An entrepreneurship competition.

Long answer:
The 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.

What’s Upstart?

Short Answer: An entrepreneurship competition!

Long answer: The 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.

2-DAY
COMPETITION

CONCORDIA
UNIVERSITY

FEBRUARY 4-5,
2023

FREE
COMPETITION

2-DAY COMPETITION

FEBRUARY 4-5, 2023

CONCORDIA
UNIVERSITY

FREE
COMPETITION

FIND A SOLUTION TO AN EXISTING PROBLEM

WORK ON A MOCKUP

BUILD A BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS​

PITCH THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE TO A PANEL OF JUDGES

FIND A SOLUTION TO AN EXISTING PROBLEM
WORK ON A MOCKUP
BUILD A BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS
PITCH THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE TO A PANEL OF JUDGES

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

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NETWORKING
EVENT
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SWAG & 3000$ IN PRIZES

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MENTORSHIP

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SPONSOR CV
BANKS
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WORKSHOPS

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FREE MEALS

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3000$ IN PRIZES

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NETWORKING EVENT

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MENTORSHIPS

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SPONSOR CV BANKS

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GIVEAWAYS AND CHALLENGES

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AWESOME PROJECTS

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WORKSHOPS

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FREE MEALS

Last year's upstart

Last year's upstart

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3 THEMES

Participants got to build solutions for the following problem-spaces: sustainability, healthcare and inclusivity.

3 WINNERS

We gave away lots of goodies during the competition, but only three teams walked away with the top prizes!

ready to apply?

ready to apply?

The application period for UpStart 2023 is open until January 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST!

The application period for UpStart 2023 is open until January 16, 2023 at 11:59PM EST!

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OUR CURRENT SPONSORS

OUR CURRENT SPONSORS

We're finalizing the list of our sponsors, stay tuned!

OUR PARTNERS

OUR PARTNERS

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FAQ

FAQ

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

UpStart will be held at Concordia University (SGW Campus) on February 4-5, 2023! 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 from a Canadian university is eligible to participate.

UpStart 2023 will exclusively be held in-person at Concordia University (SGW Campus). 

Teams will be composed of 4 people maximum. 

No worries! We’ll have a networking event and a Discord channel where you can meet other participants. We’ll also pair up anyone who can’t find a team before the event.

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?