Quest Fellowship Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2024

Quest Fellowship Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2024

Quest Fellowship Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2024

AirDrop Labs and the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) at Queen’s University collaborated to launch Cohort 2 of the Quest Fellowship program, a semester-long initiative. This program is meticulously designed to provide young minds with the tools they need to turn ideas, technologies, or passions into impactful ventures that help shape the future.

More than just a conventional entrepreneurship program, Quest Fellowship is a global movement tailored for unconventional thinkers and ecosystem amplifiers from around the world. It is designed for those who aspire to address challenges on both global and local scales through innovation-driven entrepreneurship, fostering a sense of purpose and impact (#Ikigai) while integrating into the worldwide workforce.

Quest Fellowship Program Eligibility Criteria

  • The program accepts recent students, recent graduates, and ecosystem amplifiers from all academic disciplines. Whether you are already working on a business or you are looking to start something new, they can help you.
  • The Program is looking for participants who are committed to developing their entrepreneurial mindset and taking advantage of the resources provided to develop their own enterprises. The program is delivered virtually and can be completed at any pace, however, the most committed participants will commit at least 10 hours per week. In order to progress through the program phases, participants will submit assignments online, adhering to strict deadlines.
  • The program content is delivered in English. Assignments and pitches must be completed in English.
  • Prospective fellows who are unable to speak or write English are still encouraged to apply and form teams with someone who can fulfill all the requirements of the program in English.

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Quest Fellowship Program benefits

  • Global Visibility and Network:
    • Liaise with mentors and speakers leading innovation and entrepreneurship in North America
    • Access a Global Network of Queen’s entrepreneurial alumni
    • Join a cohort of thousands of like-minded students and recent grads from across Africa
  • Mentorship:
    • Fellows are matched to industry leaders and entrepreneurs in the final phase of the program
    • Receive feedback at important startup milestones
  • Best in Class Training
    • Business Bootcamp delivered by Queen’s University faculty and industry leaders who bring decades of combined entrepreneurship and C-Suite experience
    • The Disciplined Entrepreneurship framework, a proven step-by-step framework for scalable startups developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Pitch coaching and mastery
    • Live workshops on marketing, goal setting, and recruiting are held throughout the program
    • Opportunity to earn micro-credentials on Entrepreneurship awarded by Queen’s University for successful completion the courses
  • Mentorship and Networking
    • Liaise with mentors and speakers leading innovation and entrepreneurship in North America and across the globe.
    • Access a Global Network of Queen’s entrepreneurial alumni
    • Join a cohort of thousands of like-minded students and recent grads from across Africa
    • Fellows are matched to industry leaders and entrepreneurs in the final phase of the program
    • Receive feedback at important startup milestones
  • Financial Support
    • Opportunities to pitch for prizes of up to $15,000 CAD in the pitch competition at the end of the program
    • Opportunities to travel to the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre to build lasting connections that will help your further your business venture

Also Apply: Fully Funded Rotary Peace Fellowships 2024 | Free Study Opportunities

Deadline: March 25, 2024.

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