August Update & an Exciting Opportunity for PoliTraQ!

August 10, 2020

It’s been a while since we’ve published a blog update. The last few months have mostly focused on building out new features, addressing maintainence, and refactoring the code to run more efficiently.

Every day, PoliTraQ starts to look more and more like the “ideal” version of the platform envisioned early on. There’s an extensive list of planned features and integrations that are being worked through - each of which brings the platform one step closer to that vision.

That said, there will always be more to add - more new features to build out, and new user needs to address. So, while the platform may never be “done” done, it most certainly has come a long way since the first itteration.

Of course, none of this would be possible without without the hands-on user feedback of PoliTraQers, such as yourselves. Again, thank you for your vote of confidence and your support!

DDQIC Pitch Competition

Later this month, PoliTraQ founder Chris Moffatt Armes will participate in the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre Regional Pitch Competition. The largest pitch competition in Kingston, the competition provides early-stage startups (with links to Queen’s University and/or the City of Kingston) the opportunity to compete for seed funding for their venture.

Startups will be pitching to a panel of expert judges to gain valuable feedback on their business model and have a chance to win significant funding and support for their company. The pool of funding available is approximately $100,000 and is awarded at the judges discretion.

Of course, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be somewhat different than years past. Instead of an in-person pitch, an online event will take place on August 20 from 4-6pm.

Virtual attendees will be able to see summary pitches from the 13 finalists (including PoliTraQ), chat with founders live in small networking sessions and watch live as the judges reveal which finalists have won funding. Attendees will also vote for the “Wisdom of the Market Award” - which will award extra seed funding to the most-voted-for team.

If you’re free and would like to attend, you can register here. Hope to see you all there!

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