The Queen's Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship Conference had an incredible run on November 17-19. Embodying their "Create the Future" theme, the executive team made several changes to the structure of the conference, including adding one of the conference's highlights: an entrepreneurship simulation where delegates took on a role as either an entrepreneur, a venture capitalist or a skilled worker and negotiated with other parties in the room to reach a personal goal.
QACE featured a lineup of incredible speakers. A notable keynote came from Alek Krstajic, the CEO of Wind Mobile, who shared his journey through the telecom industry. He was faced with numerous tough decisions in his career, and left delegates with a key lesson: developing grit is key when it comes to thriving in a startup-like atmosphere.
Check out what Chris, an internal delegate, had to say about Alek's keynote:
Another conference highlight was the Queen's Den Business Pitch Competition. Delegates got into teams and pitched a new business idea to a panel of judges, after preparing their idea for only three hours. Winners received a cash prize to purse their venture- or spend it later that night at the social.
It was QACE's first ever time running their conference out of a hotel, which is just scratching the surface of the numerous feats they were able to accomplish in the calendar year since facing probation.
QACE will hiring their executive team within the coming weeks, and their 2016 conference will be taking place on November 17-19. Check out their Facebook page to stay in the know.