The Scholastic section of the OSEntreprendre Challenge supports the development of a spirit of entrepreneurship by shining the spotlight on students who carry out entrepreneurial initiatives.
Whether they make an upcycled product in elementary school or launch a new app in university, young people claim a piece of the action and a voice to make decisions, in partnership with school staff. Entrepreneurial experimentation, the second lever of Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit in Schools, has positive impacts on student development by contributing to entrepreneurial culture, student perseverance and educational success, personal satisfaction and growth, and career guidance.
A business project by a student or group of students aged 18 years or over may be entered either in the Scholastic section or the Business Creation section, so long as it complies with all eligibility criteria. However, a project cannot be entered simultaneously in both sections for the same edition of the OSEntreprendre Challenge. Students who develop entrepreneurial projects in a school setting are invited to register their projects under the OSEntreprendre Challenge’s Scholastic section.
However, students who have a business plan for a new business, including projects developed as part of a “Starting a Business” program, are strongly advised to register their project in the Business Creation section.