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The Queen's Entrepreneurs' Competition, Canada's Largest International Undergraduate Business Plan Competition, Taking Place in Toronto, Canada This January 19-21, 2012


The Queen's Entrepreneurs' Competition, Canada's largest international undergraduate business plan competition, will be taking place in Toronto January 19-21, 2012, welcoming top business students from around the world and representatives from firms including Google Canada, TD Bank Financial Group Wealth Management, ONCAP, IBM Canada, Manulife Bank, Level5, LoyaltyOne, Ricoh Canada, Dominion Voting Systems, Ted Zittell & Associates and Freshii.

Toronto, Canada, January 12, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The 24th annual Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition will take place this January 19th-21st in downtown Toronto, Canada. Headed by co-chairs Daniel Farewell and Katherine Wong Too Yen, the QEC team anxiously awaits the competition and its introduction to Toronto. The QEC is Canada's largest international undergraduate business plan competition and attracts the brightest young entrepreneurs from around the world. Toronto stood out as an innovative and accessible location for the competition’s international competitors, judges and speakers. The QEC exists to foster innovation and provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the opportunities they need to launch a successful and sustainable business. The deadline for competitors to enter business plan submissions was in early November. The submissions entered a preliminary round of judging, and the top 16 teams were invited to compete in Toronto. These top 16 teams will have the opportunity to present their winning business plans to leaders in Canadian business. The QEC is the only competition hosted by the Queen’s School of Business that allows students and competitors to compete for $25,000 CDN in cash prizes.

The QEC 2012 will be hosting representatives from firms including TD Bank Financial Group Wealth Management, ONCAP, IBM Canada, Manulife Bank, Level5, LoyaltyOne, Ricoh Canada and Freshii, giving student entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet and network with top executives. The founder of the QEC, Meredith van Binsbergen, will be attending this year's competition with her husband Steven van Binsbergen. Keynote speakers include Chris Hodgson, Head of Industry Retail for Google Canada; John Poulos, President and CEO of Dominion Voting Systems, and Ted Zittell President at Ted Zittell & Associates.

For further information, or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Charlotte Gadon
Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition Public Relations Officer
(613) 532 5695
charlotte.gadon@theqec.com

Backgrounder
Founded in 1988, the Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition is under the management of undergraduate commerce students at Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, Ontario. The QEC is part of the Queen’s Commerce Society, the governing body over the undergraduate commerce population at Queen’s University. As Canada’s largest international undergraduate business plan competition, the QEC seeks to provide student entrepreneurs with the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and mentors, develop their business ideas, and ultimately make them a reality through competition for cash prizes.

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The Queen's Entrepreneurs' Competition
Charlotte Gadon
613-532-5695
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www.theqec.com

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