Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest – OSEntreprendre


Considering entering the Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest OSEntreprendre?

The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education can help you!

Is this for me?

Throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, were you involved in an entrepreneurial project either alone or in a team?  Did you start a company or social enterprise? Did you plan an event, create a product, or offer a service? Are you in the actual midst of creating something? Then you may be eligible to take part in the OSEntreprendre Quebec entrepreneurship challenge. For further eligibility requirements, please visit the OSEntreprendre website.
According to OSEntreprendre challenge, the goal of an entrepreneurial project is to “create a product, service or event with a view to satisfying a need or demand in the community, finding a solution to a problem or improving a situation for a target audience that goes beyond the project participants themselves.
Here are a few examples of entrepreneurial projects:

Development of a product

  • an audio history book
  • a magnetic cup  holder
  • a short story collection
  • video games
  • mobile apps
  • a new line of clothing

Establishment of a service

  • a student café
  • a fitness organization
  • bicycle repairs
  • a community garden
  • affordable legal aid
  • cooking classes

Organization of an event

  • a show
  • an awareness campaign
  • a book fair
  • a conference
  • a fundraising night
  • a sports competition


Check out some of the projects that were entered last year.


What can I win?

Once you apply, the college will select two teams (single entry and group entry) to compete in the regional competition (Cégep against Cégep on the island of Montreal).  The regional winner then gets entered in the provincial competition (Québec-wide) where you can win even more.

Melissa Robertson and Eric Hughes
2016 Local Winners

In the past, we have seen prizes of up to 3000$ being allocated to Cégep students. Last year, our student Melissa Robertson won the local prize of 500$ for her entrepreneurial project Our Village – Bringing Togetherness back to Motherhood. In 2015, Mehgan Dove won the provincial prize of 2000$ for her company Mehgan Dove Designs and in 2014, Serena Drescher and Anne Tchiniev won the regional prize for Leucan Thrift Shop.


How do I apply?

If you are a current Dawson College student and wish to enter your entrepreneurial project (idea actually implemented) for a product, service or event, please fill out the Student Entrepreneurship form. The deadline to enter the challenge is March 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm.

Don’t forget to check out the Guide to the Form of the Student Entrepreneurship for full details about the challenge. If you have any questions or need help with the application process, please contact your regional representative Madeleine Bazerghi at


Last Modified: April 24, 2019