The Doing Business Together section of the OSEntreprendre Challenge showcases diversified models of businesses that stand out for their purchasing practices that prioritize dealing with Québec suppliers. Whether it is choosing a hotel or choosing a packaging manufacturer, each decision to do business together has tangible positive impacts that help build a proud, innovative, committed and prosperous Québec.
Do you have any questions about your project’s eligibility? Contact your local representative.
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, sponsoring partners and strategic alliances of the current edition of the OSEntreprendre Challenge are not eligible, no matter the section they are involved in.
Businesses that are in the start-up phase register for the Business Creation section.
The Doing Business Together section enables already established businesses to demonstrate how their supply practices have evolved to prioritize dealing with Québec suppliers.
OSEntreprendre sends an “moi j'OSEntreprendre!” sticker to all project representatives.
All prizewinners receive an item in recognition of their initiative and to inspire entrepreneurship throughout Québec!
Please note that applicants who are not present for an interview scheduled as part of the process are considered as having withdrawn their application.
It should be noted that as part of the selection process, no jury is required to award all the prizes if the quality of the applications received is not deemed satisfactory or if no project has been registered in a category. The decisions made by the juries may not be appealed. The jury members, or the members of the regional committee, do not forward their comments or their completed evaluation sheets to the participants following the analysis process.
The winners will receive:
In the territories that do not select local winners, all applications will move on directly to the regional level.
In addition to prizes, the winners will receive:
At the regional level, a $5 000 prize, presented by Desjardins and supported by the Ministry of Economy and Innovation of Quebec, will be awarded in each of the 17 regions of Québec at a regional gala at the end of April or the beginning of May. See the calendar (in French only).
To find out more about the date and concept for a particular event, contact your regional representative.
In addition to the prize, the winner will receive:
The 5 finalists will be invited to the interviews which will take place in May.
The provincial winner of the OSEntreprendre Challenge will be revealed and will receive a $25 000 prize, thanks to the financial contribution of Desjardins and the ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation, at the Desjardins Grand Prize Gala of OSEntreprendre Challenge in June.