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 suppliers across Québec.
Whether it is choosing a hotel or choosing a packaging manufacturer, each decision to do business together has positive tangible economic, human and environmental impacts.
Discover ambassadors from the 17 regions of Quebec.
Read the Guide to the Form to properly prepare your application. The answers to questions must demonstrate that the project meets the evaluation criteria:
Do you have any questions about your project’s eligibility? Contact your local representative.
Staff members and directors of OSEntreprendre and of any regional mandatary organizations, as well as local and regional representatives, members of the organizing committee, jury members, honorary presidents and their franchisees, suppliers, sponsors and strategic allies of the current edition of the OSEntreprendre Challenge are not eligible, no matter the section with which they are involved. During this edition, jury members in the Business Creation, Successful Business Inc. and Doing Business Together sections are not eligible for those sections.
OSEntreprendre sends, upon registration, an “#faireaffaireensemble” sticker to all project representatives who request it!
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note that applicants who are not present for an interview scheduled as part of the process are considered as having withdrawn their candidacy.
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 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 (see calendar) at the end of April or the beginning of May.
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 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.
Provided they meet all eligibility criteria, franchises are eligible because the franchise owner is financially independent from the franchisor and manages their own company themselves.
A business that was registered in the Doing Business Together section in a previous edition may participate again provided it meets the eligibility criteria and has not already won the Doing Business Together Prize at the regional or provincial level.
It is recommended that 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. The same project business cannot be entered register simultaneously in both sections in the same edition of the OSEntreprendre Challenge.