No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:



QyourVenture is a program that helps students and community members turn their idea, technology, or inspiration into a venture. QyourVenture guides participants' entrepreneurial journey in a tiered program that unlocks opportunities and resources as you and your team demonstrate your commitment and make progress in building your venture.

Comments on Funding:

No funding involved.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Applicants must:

  • Applicants must be community members, students from any faculty, and ventures in any sector, including not-for-profits. 

Applications Steps:

Applicants interested in joining Qyour Venture must:


Complete the Pre-Work:

  • Read and complete: Book Chapter: Where Do I Start?
  • Read and Complete: Workbook Chapter: A Practical Guide to Primary Market Research


Submit the pre-work to us, and email us with the following: Complete the following statement: I will offer/produce [what] that will [address what problem or improve some condition] for [who would want to buy or use this product service].


Attend a group on-boarding meeting:

  • Let's start building that community! A group on-boarding meeting will be scheduled with yourself and others interested in the QyourVenture program.
  • On-boarding meetings are tentatively scheduled for the following dates: Thursday, April 15th from 10-11AM and Thursday, April 29th from 10-11AM.


Complete intake form using the link provided to you by a DDQIC team member.


We will then admit you to the Explore phase of QyourVenture and you are off to the races!

Other Things to Note:

Participation in QyourVenture is free and no equity is taken in your business in exchange for participation.

QyourVenture prepares you well to pitch for seed funding for your venture in the DDQIC Regional Pitch Competition series.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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