01 June, 2017

People’s Choice Prize—Gaz Métro, powered by Videotron Business Solutions discover and vote for your favourite business!

Québec City, June 1, 2017 – Voting is now open! After several weeks in which local, regional and provincial juries made their decisions, the 19th OSEntreprendre Challenge is pleased to announce the seven finalists for the People’s Choice Prize—Gaz Métro, powered by Videotron Business Solutions.

All seven businesses are distinguished by their exceptional entrepreneurial profiles and inspiring people, and all have leadership to spare! Located in the Capitale-Nationale, Montréal, Mauricie, Lanaudière and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean regions, the entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial teams in the running for the 2017 People’s Choice Prize were recommended by the provincial juries in each of the official categories in the Business Creation division.

Starting today and until June 13, 2017, the people will choose their winner by voting for their favourite entrepreneur on the OSEntreprendre Challenge website, where videos and write-ups will help them get to know each of the seven finalists better. The Challenge’s team urges all of you to vote for your up-and-coming entrepreneur! Click here to vote.


The name of the business that has received the most votes will be announced during the 19th Desjardins Grand Prize Gala, hosted by Charles Lafortune. Since the objective of this prize is to promote and provide visibility for businesses, the winning candidate will have a colour advertisement placed in the newspaper Les Affaires. In addition, a video clip filmed during the Grand Prize Gala will be posted on the OSEntreprendre website and a copy of it will be given to the winner.


The seven 2017 finalists

Jus LOOP, Montréal region


Kanevas, Capitale-Nationale region


Fondation À deux pas de la réussite , Lanaudière region


Lait de poule inc., Lanaudière region


Rum&Code, Mauricie region


Emploiretraite.ca, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region


MégaFun – Centre d’amusement, Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean region


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 title 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, Videotron Business Solutions, Les Affaires, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Gaz Métro, the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA), 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 $700 000 in cash prizes are the rewards on offer for the winners at the local, regional and provincial levels. The provincial winners in the two 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 | eric.darveau@osentreprendre.quebec | 581-307-2917

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