Second edition of L’OEil de Memphré kicks off
The Memphremagog CLD launched its second edition of the L’OEil de Memphré business contest on Monday. The object of this contest is to stimulate the emergence of business projects in the region and to help entrepreneurs to get their project started, or to expand their project, through the offering of resources and the possibility of financing.
“Following the success of the 2012 edition, it was natural to repeat this initiative this fall,” said Jacques Marcoux, the president of the CLD. “It is important to underline that L’OEil de Memphré is available for different kinds of projects, such as industrial, tourist, agri-food, service industry or social economy projects.”
For this second edition, the CLD will offer information sessions to help promoters prepare their dossiers for consideration. This will take place on Wednesday, October 2nd, beginning at 9:00 am in the offices of the CLD Memphremagog. Consultants working in different sectors will offer a few hours of their time to the entrepreneurs who qualify to present their dossier to the panel.
Entrepreneurs have until November 1st, 2013, 4:00 pm, to submit their project to the CLD. To do so, they must complete a registration form, elaborating their project, and return it before the deadline, either by email, mail, or in person, to Sylvie SaintLaurent. The forms, along will all the details, can be found at www.OeildeMemphre.com. The presentations before the panel will take place at the end of November.
“We invite all entrepre- neurs in the region who have a business project to submit it to the L’OEil de Memphré. It is without doubt an exceptional opportunity to be able to present a project, at one time, to several resources that may be able to help real- ize the project. Your dream is within reach, so it’s up to you to go for it!” concluded Yvan Lanthier, the Director General of the Memphremagog MRC’s Centre local de developpement (CLD).
CLD Memphremagog president, Jacques Marcoux, presenting the second edition of l’Oeil
de Memphré, on Monday. The program, based on reality television, has entrepreneurs making pitches for their business. Last year, 44 participated and 10 were chosen, 3 being new businesses. 170 jobs were maintained while 30 new ones were created. More details at oeildememphre.com