Gina Cody School Entrepreneurship Society is proud to present UpStart, an innovative entrepreneurship competition where students come together to learn new skills and put their entrepreneurial strategies to the test. Engineering and Computer Science students from all universities are invited to join! Present your pitch in front of a panel of experienced judges and learn from the best in the industry.

Find a solution to an existing problem
Build a Business Model Canvas
Work on a prototype
Pitch the product or service to a panel of judges

FEBRUARY 5-6, 2022



Why Upstart?


Create unforgettable memories with like-minded aspiring entrepreneurs


Work on any kind of project that you are passionate about. Bring your solutions to life


Meet with inspiring companies looking for talented students like you


Learn new skills and gain more knowledge on the industry


Thousand dollar in prizes


Free meals and awesome swag for all participants during the event

oUR sponsors

Our sponsors help to make this event a reality. We are thankful for their dedication and support in making UpStart possible. Interested in sponsoring? Work With Us

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oUR partners


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An entrepreneurship competition is an opportunity where students get together and develop innovative solutions to tackle real world problems.

UpStart will be held on February 5-6, 2022 at Concordia University! We hope to see you there!

UpStart is a 2-day competition, beginning at 9am on Saturday and ending 7pm on Sunday.

It’s free! UpStart is entirely free for all attendees.

Any engineering or computer science student at a University worldwide is eligible to participate.

UpStart will be an in-person event at Concordia University.

For more information check out our website!

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Teams will be composed of 4 people. 

No worries! If you don’t have a team, we will pair you up with other participants that have similar interests!

No. In the interest of fairness, participants are not allowed to begin working on their project prior to the start of UpStart. However, feel free to familiarize yourself with all the tools and technologies you intend to use beforehand.

  • Vaccine passport and ID are checked upon arrival.
  • Face masks are mandatory at all times and hand sanitizing is required.
  • Social distancing is enforced.

Please reach out to for any additional concerns