23rd Desjardins Grand Prix Gala
THE CITY OF QUEBEC, June 10, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – Resilience, commitment and creativity were at the rendezvous at the 23rd Gala des Grands Prix Desjardins of the OSEntreprendre Challenge, which paid tribute to its winners at the provincial level. These students and entrepreneurs, selected from some 40,000 participants representing all 17 regions of Quebec, spoke about their entrepreneurial experience during the evening’s ceremonies, hosted by Anaïs Favron. You can see these heartwarming moments, as well as the very engaging performance of David Goudreault, at osentreprendre.quebec.
Thirty-seven provincial awards totaling over $ 220 000 (see attached list) have been allocated in the School, Business creation and Successful Business Inc. sections, as well as in the new Doing business together section that highlights the local purchasing practices of Quebec businesses. This is in addition to the $ 580,000 distributed at this year’s local and regional finals.
“We have traveled a few thousand kilometers, held dozens of virtual meetings and interacted directly with the winners, so many ways to get in touch with the entrepreneurial spirit that animates each region of Quebec. I have a great feeling about it. of pride and I am moved by the authenticity, energy and conviction of the thousands of people who have embarked on the human adventure of entrepreneurship. The future of Quebec looks very promising! ”Declared Manon Théberge, President and CEO of OSEntreprendre.
Honorary president Marie-Pier St-Hilaire, President of Edenda / AFI, led the ceremonies with the Premier of Quebec François Legault, Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education, Isabelle Charest, Minister of Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Lucie Lecours, Economy Minister, Samuel Poulin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Prime Minister (Youth), Réjean Houle, Associate Secretary for Youth and Mario limoges, Associate Deputy Minister, Entrepreneurship and competitiveness of businesses and regions.
About the OSEntreprendre Challenge
OSEntreprendre’s mission is to foster the entrepreneurial spirit in order to help build a proud, innovative, engaged and prosperous Quebec. Its main activity, the OSEntreprendre Challenge, is a large Quebec movement that recognizes the entrepreneurial initiatives of young people from elementary school to university and new entrepreneurs. The OSEntreprendre Challenge is made possible thanks to the financial support of committed partners such as the Mouvement Desjardins and the Government of Quebec (respectively our presenting and title partners), the Fonds de recherche du Québec, Quebecor, Vidéotron Entreprises, the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants. du Québec (CPA), Polycor, Saputo and Spektrum Media.
More than 38,000 young people, from primary to university, actively participated in 1,925 projects during the 23rd OSEntreprendre Challenge. Entrepreneurial experimentation, one of the four intervention levers that make up the Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit approach, contributes to many success factors, such as identity building, the feeling of competence, motivation, the feeling of belonging. , academic and professional success. guidance for older students. Thousands of school staff have enabled these young people to grow up to different levels.
Provincial Prize – Category: Elementary Cycle One (Elementary Cycle One and Two)
Provincial Prize – Category: Elementary Cycle Two (Elementary 3 and 4)
Provincial Prize – Category: Elementary Cycle 3 (Primary 5 and 6)
Provincial Prize – Category: Lower secondary (Secondary I and II)
Jury Coup de Coeur Prize – Cooperative – Foundation for Education in Cooperation and Mutuality
Provincial Prize – Category: Secondary Cycle Two (Secondary III, IV and V)
Provincial award – Category: High school – Special education
Provincial Prize – Category: Vocational training and adult education
Provincial Prize – Category: College – Individual and Small Group (1 to 3 people)
Provincial Prize – Category: College – Group (4 people or more)
Provincial Prize – Category: University – Individual and Small Group (1 to 3 people)
Provincial Prize – Category: University – Group (4 people or more)
Business Creation, Successful Business Inc. and Doing Business Together Sections
In 2020-2021, more than 2,000 entrepreneurs submitted more than 1,160 projects to the OSEntreprendre Challenge. Encouraged by regional players, these entrepreneurs lived the formative experience of local, regional and provincial selection by the respective juries. Courageous, persevering and determined, these winners are making a difference by contributing to the development of their territory. They are truly inspiring.
Business creation section
Category: Bio-food, presented by Saputo
Category: Commerce, presented by Spektrum Media
Category: Social economy, presented by the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins
First provincial prize: La Grange Pardue, brewery farm (Center-du-Québec)
Second provincial prize: L’Atelier Paysan (Montérégie)
Category: Business operations, Processing, Production
Category: Technological and technical innovation, presented by Vidéotron Affaires
Category: Business services, presented by the Ordre des CPA du Québec
First provincial prize: AMAD, Consultant in total compensation (Laval)
Second provincial prize: Projet Auxilium inc. (Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean)
Category: Services to individuals
First provincial prize: Nicola Di Narzo – Di Narzo, cut and beard (Montérégie)
Second provincial prize: Center Physi-K inc. (Laval)
Grand Prize for Youth Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Youth Secretariat
Jury favorite – Female entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Secrétariat à la condition feminine
Jury favorite – Ingenuity, in partnership with Loto-Québec
Jury favorite – Student company founder, in partnership with Les Fonds de recherche du Québec
Successful Enterprises Section Inc.
Doing Business Together section
People’s Choice Award – Polycor, powered by Vidéotron Affaires
Local Community Engagement Award – School Component
Price of involvement in the local community – Business creation section
Regional Commitment Award – Local Solidarity Fund FTQ and Quebec Federation of Municipalities
SOURCE OSEntreprendre challenge
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