Three Engineering Students on Winning Team at Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative Competition

Posted on September 30, 2014


Team members of Mosaic Manufacturing, Mitch Debora (Sci'14), Derek Vogt (Sci'14) and Danny Lloyd (Sci'16) joined forces with  Heather Evans (Comm'16) and Chris Labelle (Comm'14), to take the top prize in the Queen's Summer Innovation Initiative. 

After four months of planning, preparation and development, the students in the Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative (QSII) made their final pitch presentations to a panel of judges. In front of a roomful of professors, peers, media and industry professionals, each business team made the case why their company should take the top prize. For a precious few minutes they succinctly explained their product, what they had achieved so far, and what they planned on doing with the money at stake before being needled with tough questions from the judges.  

For the summer break, the students assembled into small teams and were given a crash course in entrepreneurship, innovation and business management before brainstorming an idea for a start-up business. With $2,500 in seed money each team set about building and designing their businesses from the ground up, collaborating and competing with each other along the way.

Winning the competition netted them a $40,000 prize to further build their business.

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