CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF COMMITMENT TO
ON QUÉBEC CAMPUSES
Most generous grant program destined to student-led ventures in Québec
Cumulative amount offered in grants since 1998-1999
Operating businesses created with the support of the program
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.
Consult the guide du candidat for more details on the program (available in French only).
Some of our inspiring alumni…
- Meet this promising, inspiring, yet humble group of daring founders:
Désherbex - $75,000 bursary
Simon Michaud | Université de Sherbrooke
Désherbex is bringing to market a tractor-drawn agricultural machine with interchangeable robotic tools for automated precision weeding of root vegetable fields. Its innovative technology offers a permanent, ecological and sustainable solution to weed problems and makes life easier for farmers.
OuiNut - $50,000 bursary
Simon Diallo-Blais and Rutherford Exius | Université de Montréal
OuiNut aims to launch the first-ever line of safe foods containing a precise dose of peanut protein to help desensitize children to peanut allergies. Their solution supports the introduction of allergens to reduce the incidence of food allergies in the general population in a way that’s simple for parents, children and medical professionals.
Acrylic Robotics - $30,000 bursary
Chloë Ryan | McGill University
Acrylic Robotics’ mission is to democratize access to art through robotics. It produces blockchain-authenticated, limited-edition visual art collections designed by artists and painted on canvas by robots, making the works accessible at scale.
Juno - $30,000 bursary
Lynn Doughane, Albert Obeid and Nanette Sene | Polytechnique Montréal
Juno is developing a compact, portable device that provides fast and lasting relief from menstrual pain. The company plans to offer an effective solution that fits the lifestyles of active women.
Hôtel UNIQ - $15,000 bursary
Myriam Corbeil | Université du Québec à Montréal
Hôtel UNIQ is an exclusive, eco-friendly pop-up village that travels to Québec’s hidden gems as well as busy tourist spots that are short of accommodations. It’s the perfect balance between camping, with its close contact with nature, and conventional hotel rooms, with their service, design and comfort. Guests have a unique community experience.