• 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 primary and secondary level

    The Scholastic section of the Défi OSEntreprendre supports the development of entrepreneurial spirit 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 requirements

    Why carry out a project at school?

    For the impact on young people

    Entrepreneurial experimentation, the second lever of Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit, is a powerful tool for success. In addition to placing learning in context (what it’s for), experimentation 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, it provides career choices (what I like doing).

    To have more fun teaching!

    Education professionals who use entrepreneurial experimentation report a renewal of their teaching practices, greater pleasure in teaching, a decrease in behavioural problems and classroom management.

    Examples of entrepreneurial projects | Products

    • An audio storybook
    • A collection of short stories
    • A game to play in the car
    • Storage cabinets
    • Upcycled clothing

    Examples of entrepreneurial projects | Services

    • Peer tutoring
    • Bicycle repairs
    • A community garden
    • Affordable legal aid
    • Cooking classes

    Examples of entrepreneurial projects | Events

    • An awareness campaign
    • A play
    • A fundraiser in the form of a group challenge
    • An outdoor sports competition

    Des questions?

    Pour la mise en œuvre du Défi OSEntreprendre, 300 responsables locaux et régionaux se mobilisent dans les 17 régions du Québec afin de mettre en lumière les projets issus de leur milieu.

    Communiquez avec votre responsable

    En savoir plus

    Des ressources et d'outils sont mis à votre disposition par des organismes partout au Québec.

    Découvrez les ressources et les outils

    Partenaires de la 26e édition du Défi OSEntreprendre

    Partenaire présentateur

    Partenaire en titre

    Partenaires Platine

    Partenaires Argent