MONTREAL, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - La Caisse is pleased to announce
that it has awarded two $10,000 bursaries to students from the École
d'Entrepreneurship de Beauce (EEB). The région éloignée de la Beauce
(Beauce-remote region) bursary was awarded to Patrick Brassard of
Passive-Action, a Montréal-based company specialized in the treatment
of stainless steel and other alloys through the chemical process of
passivation. The Création d'entreprise (business creation) bursary,
which aims to recognize the founder of a company created at least five
years prior, was awarded to Stéphanie Martimbault of Sentimed Medical
Corporation, a Boucherville-based company that offers telemedicine,
telemonitoring and remote medical assistance solutions.
"Through its extremely practical and stimulating training programs, the
École d'Entrepreneurship de Beauce supports the development of a new
generation of Québec entrepreneurs; the very entrepreneurs who will be
instrumental in building the entrepreneurial Québec of tomorrow," said
Michel Lefebvre, Vice-President, Québec Business Development.
"The financial support offered by the Caisse contributes to the pursuit
of our main objective, namely, developing our students' skills to help
them accelerate their company's growth," stated Nathaly Riverin,
General Manager of the École d'Entrepreneurship de Beauce. "The Caisse
is a key partner for the EEB. It has been present since the project was
first created and for this we are very grateful."
Since the bursary program was created in fall 2010, the Caisse has
awarded six bursaries totaling over $105,000. Four bursaries are
awarded annually; two in the fall session and two in the spring.
ABOUT THE ÉCOLE D'ENTREPRENEURSHIP DE BEAUCE
The École d'Entrepreneurship de Beauce (EEB) is the only school in
Québec dedicated to training entrepreneurs from all sectors, thanks to
the expertise of high-level business leaders. In addition to obtaining
major support from several entrepreneurs active in the Beauce region,
the school has benefited from a key partnership with two Québec
institutions, namely, National Bank of Canada and Desjardins. Located
in the Beauce, a mecca of entrepreneurial culture, the EEB aims to
build Québec's entrepreneurial elite. For information on the EEB
(various challenges launched to participants, registration procedures,
selection criteria, candidate submission process, etc.), consult the
EEB website at www.eebeauce.com.
ABOUT THE CAISSE DE DÉPÔT ET PLACEMENT DU QUÉBEC
The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is a financial institution
that manages funds primarily for public and private pension and
insurance plans. As at December 31, 2011, it held $159 billion in net
assets. As one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers, the
Caisse invests in major financial markets, private equity and real
estate. For more information: www.lacaisse.com.
SOURCE: CAISSE DE DEPOT ET PLACEMENT DU QUEBEC
For further information:
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Senior Advisor, Media Relations
École d'Entrepreneurship de Beauce