Sec­ond edi­tion of L’OEil de Mem­phré kicks off

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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.OeildeMem­ 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 oeildemem­

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