Press release — Zakary Pilote and Serge Beauchemin, honorary co-presidents of the 24e edition of the OSEntreprendre Challenge, invite pupils, students, school workers and entrepreneurs from the 17 regions of Quebec to register by March 15, 2022, 4 p.m. osentreprendre.quebec.
A great movement | 800,000 $ in prizes
The OSEntreprendre Challenge is a major Quebec movement that annually promotes thousands of entrepreneurial initiatives by young people from elementary school to university with its School component, new entrepreneurs with its Business Creation component, entrepreneurs on an inspiring journey with its Réussite inc. and local supply models with its Doing business together component. It is spreading and taking root at the local, regional and national levels.
For its implementation, more than 300 officials are mobilizing in the 17 regions of Quebec to highlight projects from their communities.
Inspirational honorary co-presidents
Creative, resilient and determined to build on his strengths, Zakary Pilote is an 11-year-old student in language development class and the former president of MiniRecy, 2018 national school winner.
Serge Beauchemin is an entrepreneur well known for his achievements and his commitment. Together, they share an extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit. The bond that unites them will inspire more than one.
“Choosing Zakary and Serge for the honorary presidency is a way of recalling the meaning of entrepreneurial projects at school: the development of young people. By being at the heart of the action, they understand what learning is for, discover who they are, what they are good at and what they like to do. It is also recognizing that before being an entrepreneur, we flourished through our journey as children, teenagers. », Says Manon Théberge, President and CEO of OSEntreprendre.
A ton of pride
“Academic success and entrepreneurship are at the heart of our priorities. This is why the Government of Quebec is actively associated with the OSEntreprendre Challenge. By participating, young people stay motivated at school and discover their potential by contributing to the world around them. For entrepreneurs, it is a wonderful accelerator thanks to the grants and the resulting influence. It is also a great generator of pride in those who are building a greener, more prosperous and more proud Quebec! », Affirms François Legault, Premier of Quebec.
“At Desjardins, young people are a priority. With our program All committed to youth, we support them in their projects and ambitions, particularly in initiatives related to education and entrepreneurship. Our association with the OSEntreprendre Challenge is therefore quite natural since it mobilizes communities and highlights the commitment of young people and the entrepreneurial community of Quebec, ”said Guy Cormier, President and CEO of Desjardins Group. .
About the OSEntreprendre Challenge
OSEntreprendre's mission is to inspire the desire to undertake in order to contribute to building a proud, innovative, committed and prosperous Quebec. Its main activity, the OSEntreprendre Challenge, is a major Quebec movement that promotes the entrepreneurial initiatives of thousands of participants annually; of young people from primary school to university and those of business creators. This major initiative is made possible thanks to the commitment of loyal partners: Desjardins, presenting partner, the Government of Quebec, title partner, Quebecor, Videotron Business, the Quebec CPA Order and Spektrum Media.
The press release is also available on the OSEntreprendre website.