Queen’s Tech and Media Association (QTMA) is Canada’s premier product development club and tech incubator. Over the course of the year, four multi disciplinary teams of eight students from Commerce, Computer Science and Engineering compete to build and launch the best software product.
This year, QTMA’s product teams are working on four exciting apps to tackle everyday student problems.
We give students the opportunity to build products in teams of eight throughout the year to prepare them for competitive roles in the technology industry.
We pair each member with a professional in the tech industry to give them a greater understanding of the industry and widen their network.
We provide a summer bootcamp program relevant to each discipline to upskill our members over the summer.
We host weekly workshops presented by our executive team and guest speakers on topics in design, engineering, product management, and business strategy.
Each year QTMA hires 4 Co-Chairs to lead the club. Applications include a written application and interview with the current Co - Chairs.
QTMA hires 12 Developers, 4 Product Manager, 4 Designers, 8 Business Analysts to complete our product teams. We also hire various operating roles. Applications include a written application and interview with the incoming Co - Chairs.
The Co - Chairs organize the product team members into 4 teams based on member’s experience and interests.
Each product team member completes a summer bootcamp program relevant to their discipline. The Product Lead Co - Chair and the Head of Development Co - Chair meets remotely with each team on a monthly basis to lead them through the product ideation process.
Each team brainstorms 10+ ideas with the goal of generating as many ideas as possible.
Each team filters their initial ideas to the top three with the guidance of the Head of Development Co - Chair and Product Lead Co - Chair.
Each team explores their top three ideas in greater depth and finalizes their product idea with the guidance of the Head of Development Co - Chair and the Product Lead Co - Chair.
Each product team prioritizes the top three features for their product with the guidance of the Head of Development Co - Chair and Product Lead Co- Chair.
Each year we hire 4 junior analysts from the freshman class of commerce, computer science or engineering who each join a product team.
Students return to campus with a fully scoped product idea and begin designing and developing their product idea. Our ‘all hands’ team meetings begin which feature a Weekly Workshop presented by the Co - Chairs or guest
Product team members are paired with a mentor in the technology industry to help them further their learning and widen their network. Additionally, the Product Lead Co-Chair and Head of Development Co-Chair begin respectively
meeting with the PMs and Sr.Devs on each team on a biweekly basis to give feedback on the product's development.
Each team prepares a pitch and live demo of their product to present to a panel of judges. The judges give the product teams feedback on how they can improve their product before the culminating pitch.
Each team prepares a pitch and live demo of their product to present to a panel of judges. The judges assess each product and determine the winning team!
“At university, while you’re growing and changing, the people you are around matter! I found being on QTMA gave me a group of consistently exceptional people, smart, kind, and interesting, who bettered me. If you’re looking for the same - join us!”
“QTMA allowed me to work with students across multiple faculties to design and build long-term projects. Earning this valuable experience is definitely one of the reasons I think I stood out to potential employers. The communication and teamwork skills I developed through QTMA are ones I still use today. I can't recommend this organization enough!”
“When I founded QTMA over 5 years ago I had no idea how large it would become. Looking back now I am thrilled that we have been able to help launch so many students’ careers in tech across North America. Even today I advocate for QTMA in Silicon Valley”