31 May, 2018
People’s Choice Prize Énergir, powered by Videotron Business - Discover and vote for your favourite business!
Québec City, May 31, 2018 – Voting is now open! After several weeks in which local, regional and provincial juries made their decisions, the 20th OSEntreprendre Challenge is pleased to announce the seven finalists for the People’s Choice Prize – Énergir, powered by Videotron Business. All seven businesses are distinguished by their exceptional entrepreneurial profiles and inspiring people, and all have leadership to spare! Located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, Capitale-Nationale, Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Laurentides and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean regions, the entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial teams in the running for the 2018 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 12, 2018, the public can choose their winner by voting for their favourite entrepreneur on the OSEntreprendre Challenge website www.osentreprendre.quebec, where videos and profiles will help them get to know each of the seven finalists better. Vote now for your up-and-coming entrepreneur!
The name of the business that receives the most votes will be announced during the 20th Desjardins Grand Prize Gala, co-hosted by Honorary President Charles Lafortune. Since the objective of this prize is to recognize and provide greater visibility for businesses, the winner will have a colour advertisement placed in the newspaper Les Affaires and receive a targeted advertising placement valued at $2500. 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 2018 FINALISTS
Microbrasserie BEEMER, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region
Chope-sur-mer, Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region
Coopérative de solidarité de télécommunications d’Antoine-Labelle, Laurentides region
Les Biquettes de la Coulée, Bas-Saint-Laurent region
Tero, Capitale-Nationale region
Laurentia Exploration, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region
Atma Espace santé inc., Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region
OSEntreprendre’s mission is to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship in order to help build a proud, innovative, committed and prosperous Québec. The OSEntreprendre Challenge is a major entrepreneurship competition that recognizes entrepreneurial initiatives. The Challenge 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, Québecor, Videotron Business, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Énergir, the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA), Saputo, Spektrum Média and Les Affaires.
Source: Amélie Soucy-Gauthier, Communications, partnership and event coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org – 418-805-6550