The organization’s mission is to develop Québec entrepreneurial culture through the start-up and recognition of new businesses and entrepreneurial projects in the schools.
The Québec Entrepreneurship Contest is a unique event in many ways. It targets a niche that has not been filled by other entrepreneurship contests, focusing on young people in schools and on new entrepreneurs who are often at the business planning stage. In addition, it is the only Québec contest to offer such large prizes, not to mention that it is open to anyone who resides in Québec.
Student Entrepreneurship Division
The Student Entrepreneurship division in intended for students from elementary school to university who have carried out projects that demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills during the school year.
Business Creation Division
Business projects or businesses that did not take in any sales revenue before April 1, 2011. Projects designed to create a new business in Québec to be launched no later than December 31, 2012.
The Contest is organized at three different levels: local, regional and provincial. We can count on the support of over 400 local representatives for promotion and / or organization of the Contest all over the province. They are key factors of our success.
For Student Entrepreneurship Division, they are the school boards, private schools, government schools, colleges and universities. You can access the complete listing of Local Representatives for Student Entrepreneurship Division.
For Business Creation Division, they are local development centre (Centre local de développement-CLD), Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC), youth employment centre (Carrefour jeunesse-emploi-CJE), chamber of commerce, etc. You can access the complete listing of Local Representatives for Business Creation Division.
The duties of the provincial organization include:
- providing support for the activites at the local and regional levels;
- seeking provincial sponsors;
- drawing up the provincial communication plan;
- organizing training sessions when necessary for the local and regional representatives;
- coordinating and ensuring compliance with regulations;
- preparing promotional tools;
- creating special prizes or honourable mentions;
- appointing the provincial juries;
- organizing the Provincial Grand Prize Gala in June.