Thank you to the teachers and entrepreneurs who helped to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship!

From November 13 to November 24, 2017, more than 10 000 students aged 12 to 17 were visited by an entrepreneur. The program consisted of a vast array of free conferences in Québec’s schools, led on a volunteer basis by hundreds of enthusiastic entrepreneurs. An activity which taps in to National Entrepreneurship Day and Global Entrepreneurship Week.


The Semaine des entrepreneurs à l’école is an innovative motivational event that brings together students and entrepreneurs from their community through free conferences at school. It is an awareness-raising activity that helps to develop an entrepreneurial culture among young people and encourages them to take action.

We’re inviting an entrepreneur

  • So we can have an educational activity that is enriching and free of charge
  • So we can use entrepreneurship to integrate the subjects and competencies of the education program
  • So we can help students catch the entrepreneurial spirit and carry out plans designed to develop their potential and help them integrate into society (Career Planning and Entrepreneurship broad area of learning)
  • So our students and their school can experience the beneficial effects of an entrepreneurial project
  • So we can help our youngsters forge links with their community

Entrepreneur: I’d like to give a presentation

  • To share my passion with youngsters
  • To help them discover different entrepreneurial models
  • To be a positive and meaningful role model
  • To encourage entrepreneurial projects in the school
  • To talk about my involvement and inspire the community to get involved

To participate next year

Reserve your spot right now

Format: presentation of around 45 minutes, to an individual class or a group of classes

Twinning and preparing your presentation

Participate in the twinning process with your regional representative, reserve your dates and prepare the activity using the downloadable documents

Transform your ideas into action!

  • Posters for participating schools
  • Entrepreneurship, I’m up for the Challenge! sheet for each student to encourage them to carry out an entrepreneurial project at school
  • Carry out an entrepreneurial project at school and register for the OSEntreprendre Challenge
  • An initiative that complements the Journée nationale de la culture entrepreneuriale and Global Entrepreneurship Week


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