• Scholastic section
  • Business Creation section
  • Doing Business Together section
  • Prizewinners
  • People's Choice Provincial Prize
  • 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 boasting the following five ingredients of success: achievements, values, finances, forecasts and teamwork. In this way, entrepreneurs are invited to reconnect with the OSEntreprendre Challenge, take stock of their journey and share their entrepreneurial adventure.

    Step 1 of the OSEntreprendre Challenge

    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:

    • Have participated in the Business Creation section of the OSEntreprendre Challenge from the 1st edition (1998-99) to the 18th edition (2015-16).
    • Have a Québec enterprise number (NEQ), unless they fall under the exceptions listed by the 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 before the online registration period closes.
    • Not be registered for the 2021 edition of the Bourses d’honneur program of the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI). The two initiatives are complementary in order to ensure continuity in funding opportunities. 

    Eligible participants

    To be eligible, applicants 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.

    Exclusions:

    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.

    Step 2 of the OSEntreprendre Challenge

    Validation of application

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

      

    Step 3 of the OSEntreprendre Challenge

    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 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.

    $7 500 at the regional level | Selection: end of April

    In addition to prizes, the winners will receive:

    • Official seal
    • Certificate
    • Lapel pin

     

    These businesses will be selected at the regional level only. at the end of April or the beginning of May. A regional gala is held in all regions of Quebec at the end of April or the beginning of May. See the calendar (in French only).

    At this level, a regional winner will be awarded in each of the 17 regions of Québec in April and will receive a $7 500 prize and an one-year mentoring program by Reseau Mentorat, thanks to the financial contribution of the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation.

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

    Provincial level | Selection: May

    In addition to the prize, the winner will receive:

    • Official seal
    • Certificate
    • Trophy

     

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

    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. 

    Thanks to the sponsoring partners of the OSEntreprendre Challenge!

    Presenting partner

    Chief partner

    Platinum partners

    Silver partners