23 March, 2017

More than 41 000 participants in the 19th edition of the OSEntreprendre Challenge!

Québec City, March 28, 2017 - Confirmation of project eligibility for the 19th edition of the OSEntreprendre Challenge has been completed and OSEntreprendre is delighted to announce that the Challenge this year has attracted more than 41 000 participants, thus promoting more than 1 100 new businesses and 2 000 initiatives from educational institutions.

We congratulate everyone who worked so hard to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship in Québec’s 17 regions. Each project, whether in the Student Entrepreneurship or Business Creation division, bears a mark of distinction, a source of pride and inspiration in their various communities.

We are particularly grateful for the efforts of the 17 regional representatives and 365 local representatives across Québec who identified projects that make their communities strong and vibrant! The ingenuity of our stakeholders, strategic allies and partners is simply unbelievable!

About OSEntreprendre

Our mission is to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship in order to help build a proud, innovative, committed and prosperous Québec. This is made possible with the financial support of such committed partners as Desjardins Group and the Québec government (respectively, our presenting and chief partners), the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation, the Secrétariat à la jeunesse, the Secrétariat à la condition féminine, the Fonds de Recherche du Québec, Vidéotron Business Solutions, Les Affaires, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Gaz Métro, the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés (CPA) du Québec, Chocolats Favoris, Saputo and Spektrum Média.

The OSEntreprendre Challenge

The OSEntreprendre Challenge, the organization’s main activity, is a major entrepreneurship competition that makes it possible to identify and promote entrepreneurial initiatives. Through its Student Entrepreneurship division, which recognizes young people from elementary school all the way through to university, and its Business Creation division, which supports new entrepreneurs, the Challenge draws participants who have the courage to put their ideas into action. A tremendous sense of pride along with $600 000 in cash prizes are the rewards on offer for the winners at the local, regional and provincial levels. The provincial winners in the two main divisions will be announced at the Desjardins Grand Prize Gala, which will be held in Québec City on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.


Source : Éric Darveau, Assistant Director General, OSEntreprendre, 581-307-2917

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