09 June, 2021
23rd Desjardins Grand Prize Gala: The OSEntreprendre Challenge pays tribute to its prizewinners at the provincial level!
Québec City, June 9, 2021 – Resilience, commitment and creativity were much in evidence at the 23rd Desjardins Grand Prize Gala of the OSEntreprendre Challenge, which paid tribute to its prizewinners at the provincial level. These students and entrepreneurs, who were selected from some 40 000 participants representing all of Québec’s 17 regions, attested to their experience of the spirit of entrepreneurship over the course of the evening’s ceremonies, which were hosted by Anaïs Favron. You can view these heart-warming moments, as well as the very engaging performance of David Goudreault, on the OSEntreprendre website.
Thirty-seven provincial prizes totalling over $220 000 (see the press release) were awarded in the Scholastic, Business Creation and Successful Business Inc. sections, as well as in the new Doing Business Together section, which showcases the local purchasing practices of Québec businesses. This sum is in addition to the $580 000 distributed during this year’s local and regional finals.
“We covered some thousand kilometres, held dozens of virtual meetings and spoke directly with the prizewinners, just some of the ways to get in touch with the spirit of entrepreneurship that is such a driving force in each of Québec’s regions. I feel a great sense of pride and am moved by the authenticity, energy and conviction of the thousands of people who have embarked on the human adventure of entrepreneurship. The future of Québec looks very promising!” said Manon Théberge, President and Director General of OSEntreprendre.
Honorary President Marie-Pier St-Hilaire, President of Edgenda/AFI, led the ceremonies in the company of Québec Premier François Legault, Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education, Isabelle Charest, Minister for Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Lucie Lecours, Minister for the Economy, Samuel Poulin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier (youth), Réjean Houle, Associate Secretary for Youth and Mario Limoges, Associate Deputy Minister, Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness of Enterprises and Regions.
Meet the provincial prizewinners
About the OSEntreprendre Challenge
OSEntreprendre’s mission is to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship in order to help build a proud, innovative, committed and prosperous Québec. Its main activity, the OSEntreprendre Challenge, is a major Québec movement that acknowledges the entrepreneurial initiatives of young people from elementary school to university and new entrepreneurs. The OSEntreprendre 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 Fonds de recherche du Québec, Québecor, Videotron Business, the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA), Polycor, Saputo and Spektrum Media.
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Source: Daphné Asselin · email@example.com · 418-558-0732