• Volets Scolaire et Étudiant
  • Volet Création d'entreprise
  • Volet Réussite inc.
  • Volet Faire affaire ensemble
  • Lauréats
  • Prix du public national
  • Gala des Grands Prix Desjardins
  • An entrepreneurial project at CEGEP and university

    The Scholastic section of the Défi OSEntreprendre supports the development of the spirit of entrepreneurship by shining the spotlight on students who carry out entrepreneurial initiatives.

    Whether they make an upcycled product in elementary school or launch a new app in university, young people claim a piece of the action and a voice to make decisions, in partnership with school staff.

    Entrepreneurial experimentation, the second lever of Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit, has positive impacts on building identity (discover who I am), the sense of competence (what I'm good at), the feeling of belonging (emotional involvement) and, for older students, on career choices (what I like doing).

    What is an entrepreneurial project?

    The entrepreneurial project:

    • is a product, service or event that satisfies a want or need in the community, find a solution to a problem or improve a situation for a target audience that goes beyond the project participants themselves;
    • places students at the heart of the action, allowing them to participate actively in the decisions and tasks required to carry out all the steps;
    • allows young people to develop their entrepreneurial spirit as well as different values and entrepreneurial characteristics.
    See eligibility criteria

    Scholastic or Business Creation section?

    A business project by a student or group of students aged 18 years or over may be entered either in the Scholastic section or the Business Creation section, so long as it complies with all eligibility criteria. However, a project cannot be entered simultaneously in both sections for the same edition of the Défi OSEntreprendre.

    A project that has already been registered in the Scholastic section of the Défi OSEntreprendre, whether or not it was a prizewinner, may be entered in the Business Creation section in a subsequent edition of the Challenge, so long as the project respects all eligibility criteria.

    However, students who have a business plan for a new business, including projects developed as part of a “Starting a Business” program in vocational training, are strongly advised to register their project in the Business Creation section.

    Examples of entrepreneurial projects | Products

    • An audio storybook
    • A collection of short stories
    • Board games
    • A Web application

    Examples of entrepreneurial projects | Services

    • A student café
    • Bicycle repairs
    • Affordable legal aid  
    • Purchase and sale of used books
    • A second-hand clothing store

    Examples of entrepreneurial projects | Events

    • An awareness campaign
    • A comedy show
    • A conference
    • An evening dinner fundraiser
    • A sports competition

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