QUÉBEC - Witness to the creativity, daring and passion present in the 17 regions of Quebec, OSEntreprendre launched on October 29, 2018 the 21e edition of the OSEntreprendre Challenge.
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This large-scale national competition, which unfolds and takes root at the local, regional and national levels, has three components. The Student Entrepreneurship component supports the development of the entrepreneurial spirit by highlighting pupils and students who carry out entrepreneurial initiatives. The Business Creation component offers new entrepreneurs the opportunity, during the start-up year, to validate their project, obtain scholarships, expand their network and express their passion! The Réussite inc. promotes companies that have already participated in the OSEntreprendre Challenge, still in business after five years and whose path has an inspiring path of success.
From today until March 12, 2019, primary and secondary school stakeholders, CEGEP and university students and business creators are invited to promote their projects by registering for the OSEntreprendre Challenge. to osentreprendre.quebec! The 21e This edition will culminate on June 12, 2019 with the national gala in Quebec City, and until then, hundreds of local and regional finals will celebrate the daring of people who bring their ideas to life!
" For a 21st year, Desjardins is proud to be a partner of the OSEntreprendre Challenge. We firmly believe that the entrepreneurial spirit develops from youth, at an age when our head is full of dreams. What is needed is also to stimulate the audacity so that the dream is transposed into action. And that, the OSEntreprendre Challenge does very well. Together, we are encouraging the emergence of a new generation of entrepreneurs who will contribute tomorrow to the dynamism of communities in all our regions. "- Guy Cormier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group.
“The best way to create long-term wealth in Quebec is to take charge by transforming our innovative ideas into concrete projects that will become successful businesses. The Osentreprendre Challenge is a formidable catalyst, a spark plug that provides all those who want to get started, an irresistible dose of inspiration and motivation that pushes them to action. It is a powerful engine of transformation for all of Quebec. "- Denis Doré, President and CEO and co-founder of Squeeze Studio Animation, national winner Business creation 2012, national winner Réussite inc. 2018 of the OSEntreprendre Challenge, president of the 21e edition of the OSEntreprendre Challenge.
About the OSEntreprendre Challenge
OSEntreprendre's mission is to inspire the desire to undertake to help build a proud, innovative, engaged and prosperous Quebec. Its main activity, the OSEntreprendre Challenge, is a major Quebec movement that promotes the entrepreneurial initiatives of students from elementary school to university and those of business creators. It is made possible thanks to the financial commitment of visionary partners: the Mouvement Desjardins, presenting partner, the government of Quebec, title partner, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Ministry of the Economy and of Innovation, the Secrétariat à la jeunesse, the Secrétariat à la condition feminine, Quebecor, Vidéotron Affaires, Énergir, the Ordre des CPA du Québec, Saputo, Spektrum Media and Les Affaires.