QTMA is founded by Justin Herlick and Aleko Kiriakou to bridge the gap between Queen’s University and the broader tech industry. Initially only a Commerce club, QTMA primarily focused on researching and analyzing key
QTMA expands its presence by launching Insights – a yearly research pitch competition amongst internal members – and Byte Size – the club’s weekly tech newsletters. The club becomes accessible to Engineering and
Computer Science students. In addition, Project Tädistö is rolled out as an initiative for internal technical teams of three to develop apps.
To reach a wider audience, QTMA partners with Queen’s clubs, including the Queen’s Startup Summit (QSS) and Queen’s Entrepreneurs Competition (QEC), as well as companies such as Shopify, IBM, Microsoft, Hitachi, Deloitte,
and Trend Micro. Additional initiatives are launched including tech recruiting panels and a fintech hackathon.
QTMA’s research and product development arms are consolidated and the club is restructured into a year-long student incubator program. Now, four multi disciplinary product teams of eight compete to build and launch
the overall best software apps. QTMA also unveils a technical summer bootcamp, mentorship program, weekly workshop program, and alumni database. Partnerships are formed with the Dunin Deshpande Queen's Innovation
Centre (DDQIC), Front Row Ventures (FRV), and Queen’s AI Hub (QMIND).