• Scholastic section
  • Business Creation section
  • Successful Business Inc. section
  • People’s Choice Prize
  • Prizewinners
  • Desjardins Grand Prize Gala of the OSEntreprendre Challenge
  • Doing Business Together section supported by the Québec government, Desjardins and Quebecor

    The Doing Business Together section of the OSEntreprendre Challenge shine the spotlight on businesses that are changing their purchasing practices to prioritize dealing with Québec suppliers. Whether it is choosing a hotel or a packaging manufacturer, each decision to do business together has tangible positive impacts that help build a proud, innovative, committed and prosperous Québec.

    Registration process and Form

    Registration opens: end of November 2021

    Prepare your registration form

    Read the Guide to the Form to properly prepare your application. Your application must demonstrate that the project meets the evaluation criteria. Download the evaluation criteria.


    Do you have any questions about your project’s eligibility? Contact your local representative.

    Eligible businesses

    To be eligible, businesses must:

    • Be a small or medium-sized business (SMB).*
    • Have a Québec enterprise number (NEQ).
    • Have their head office in Québec.
    • Be primarily Québec owned, as indicated in the Registraire des entreprises du Québec.
    • Purchase supplies from at least one other primarily Québec-owned business, as indicated in the Registraire des entreprises au Québec.
    • Not have registered the project in the Business Creation section in the current edition of the OSEntreprendre Challenge.
    • Be presented on the duly completed registration form before the online registration period closes.


    * Small and medium-sized businesses have between 1 and 499 employees, and sales numbers that do not exceed $50 million. (Source: Institut de la statistique du Québec)


    Eligible participants

    To be eligible, applicant(s) must:

    • Be 18 years of age or older.
    • Reside in Québec and have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.

     Staff members and administrators of OSEntreprendre and of any regional mandatary organizations, as well as local and regional representatives, members of the organizing committee, jury members, honorary presidents, suppliers and sponsoring partners of the current edition of the OSEntreprendre Challenge are not eligible.


    Applicants who are not present for the interview are considered to have withdrawn their application. 

    50 000 cash prizes awarded

    $2,000 | Regional prizes

    These businesses will be selected at the regional level only. At the regional level, a $2,000 prize will be awarded in each of the 17 regions of Québec, thanks to the financial contribution of the Desjardins Group, at a regional gala in April.

    To find out more about the date and concept for a particular event, contact your regional representative.

    $25,000 | Provincial prizes

    The provincial winners of the OSEntreprendre Challenge will be revealed and will receive a $25,000 prize, thanks to the financial contribution of the Desjardins Group, at the Desjardins Grand Prize Gala of OSEntreprendre Challenge.

    Thanks to the sponsoring partners of the OSEntreprendre Challenge!

    Presenting partner

    Chief partner

    Platinum partners

    Silver partners