CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF COMMITMENT TO
STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ON QUÉBEC CAMPUSES

Since the first edition of the program in 1998-1999, we’ve made it our mission to empower the boldness and vision of entrepreneurs who have the courage to launch a business project while still enrolled in university studies. Today an anchor part of asterX, the Pierre Péladeau Bursaries were created as a tribute to the great determination of Quebecor’s founder. Pierre Péladeau was a generous man who fully believed in the younger generation’s potential as a key vector of economic development for Quebec. Each year, the Pierre Péladeau Bursaries program reaffirms the importance of supporting this next generation of entrepreneurs, firing up their most innovative business ventures through grants and coaching.

No. 1

Most generous grant program destined to student-led ventures in Québec

$2.7M

Cumulative amount offered in grants since 1998-1999

50+

Operating businesses created with the support of the program

$250M+

Cumulative additional financing historically raised to date by alumni companies of the program

APPLICATION PERIOD OPENED THROUGH FEBRUARY 17, 2023

We are proudly celebrating the program’s 25th edition in 2023. This year again, the program is accessible to student entrepreneurs aged 35 and under from all Quebec campuses who are building innovative business projects across all fields and sectors.

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Consult the guide du candidat for more details on the program (available in French only).

Download guide du candidat

Some of our inspiring alumni…

Discover the impact of the program through the testimonial of one of our alumni (available in French only):

EDITION 2022

Hats off to our 2022 cohort!
    • Meet this promising, inspiring, yet humble group of daring founders: