• Scholastic section
  • Business Creation section
  • Doing Business Together section
  • Prizewinners
  • Desjardins Grand Prize Gala
  • Successful Business Inc. section supported by the Québec government

    The Successful Business Inc. section showcases diversified models of businesses that have already participated in the OSEntreprendre Challenge, are still operating after five years and have a track record that boasts the following five ingredients of success: achievements, values, finances, forecasts and teamwork.

    This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to reconnect with the OSEntreprendre Challenge, take stock of their journey and share their entrepreneurship adventure.

    Step 1: Registration

    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

    Businesses must:

    • Have participated in and have been deemed eligible for the Business Creation section of the OSEntreprendre Challenge in one of the years between the 1st (1998-99) and 19th edition (2016-17).
    • Have a Québec enterprise number (NEQ) (à moins d’une exception d’immatriculation du Registre des entreprises du Québec)
    • Have their head office in Québec.
    • Have a vocation that has evolved out of their initial mission.
    • Be presented on the duly completed application form before the online registration period closes at 4 p.m. on March 14, 2022.

    Eligible people

    The applicant(s) must:

    • Be 18 years of age or older.
    • Reside in Québec and have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
    • Be one (or more) of the original founders, own at least 50% of the business, and play an active role in the business’ management and operation. This does not apply to social economy enterprises and NPOs.



    Staff members and directors of OSEntreprendre and of any regional mandatary organizations, as well as local and regional representatives, members of an 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.

    Step 2: Validation of application

    OSEntreprendre sends, upon registration, an “moi j'OSEntreprendre!” sticker to all project representatives who request it!


    Step 3: Selection process

    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.

    $5 000 at the regional level | Selection: end of April

    Businesses will be selected at the regional level only.

    In addition to prizes, the winners will receive:

    • Official seal
    • Certificate
    • Lapel pin


    At this level, a regional winner will be awarded in each of the 17 regions of Québec in April and will receive a $5 000 prize, thanks to the financial contribution of the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation.

    A regional gala (see calendaris held in all regions of Quebec 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.

    $25 000 at the provincial level | Selection: May

    The 5 finalists will be invited to the interviews which will take place in May.

    In addition to the prize, the winner will receive:

    • Official seal
    • Certificate
    • Trophy


    The provincial winner will be revealed and will receive a $25 000 prize, thanks to the financial contribution of the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation, at the Desjardins Grand Prize Gala of OSEntreprendre Challenge in June.

    Sponsoring partners of the 25th edition

    Presenting partner

    Title partner

    Platinum partners

    Silver partners