Entrepreneurial contest coming up
The CLD of the Memphremagog MRC is looking for candidates from the Memphremagog MRC for the “Creation Entreprise” category of the 14th edition of the Concours quebecois en entrepreneuriat. Again this year, $500,000 in prizes will be given away.
This contest is unique: it is for students and new entrepreneurs who are often at the stage of forming a business plan. Furthermore, it is the only Quebec contest that offers bursaries and prizes of such high value, without forgetting that it is open to everyone residing in Quebec.
Entrepreneurs from 18 years and older, in the first stages of a project that will start in 2012, or those involved in a project that saw its first revenues after April 1st, 2011, can participate in the contest. The projects can be in the following categories: biofood; business; social economy; exploitation, transformation and production, technologic innovations; service to individuals; and service to enterprises.
What’s more, the Transmission d’entreprise prize, also given out in this contest, aims to support the entrepreneurs who take over an existing business.
The projects are evaluated according to different criteria such as the analysis of the market, the business plan, the financing plan, the marketing plan and the entrepreneurial profile of the promoter.
Those interested can enter the contest by consulting the website www. concours-entrepreneur. org. The deadline to enter is Monday, March 19th, 2012, 4:00 pm. For more information call David Gauthier at 819 8438273, extension 263.
Winners of the local contest will be revealed next April. They will automatically qualify for the regional final that will take place at the end of April.
pleased to have the opportunity to work in partnership with the Eastern Townships School Board on yet another project destined for the English community. We hope that together we can provide access to an English college education to members of the Cowansville community who might not otherwise have a chance to attend CÉGEP. We sincerely hope that we will be able to create a solid cohort so that we can launch the program in the fall. The experience that we have gained in working in the Huntingdon area will most certainly serve us well,” stated J. Kenneth Robertson, Director General, Champlain Regional College.
Currently, the ETSB is surveying secondary 5 students attending MasseyVanier High School for their feedback. The set program to be offered will lead to a general social sciences DEC and anyone who may be interested should contact the ETSB at 819-868-3100 or through their website at www.etsb. qc.ca. This opportunity is primarily for, but not exclusive to, the graduates of Massey-vanier High School who wish to pursue their post-secondary education in English but are unable to relocate to Lennoxville or Montreal.