Invitation to the media - 2015 Québec Entrepreneurship Contest - 17th Desjardins Grand Prize Gala

FOSTERING THE SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

QUÉBEC CITY, June 17, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The 17th Desjardins Grand Prize Gala of the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest (QEC) is slated for Thursday, June 18.  Thirty-two prizes totalling close to $200 000 will be awarded to the winners at the provincial level, who have competed against finalists from all 17 regions of Québec. This is a unique opportunity to showcase promising new businesses and inspiring school projects.

Hosted by Honorary President Dominique Brown, CEO of Chocolats Favoris, this major event will take place in the presence of Sam Hamad, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and Gilles Bernard, Vice-President, Marketing, Performance and Innovation, Business and Institutional Services, Desjardins Group, the presenting partner for the event.

THE GALA AT A GLANCE



What

The 17th Desjardins Grand Prize Gala of the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest



Who

  • 250 finalists: New entrepreneurs and students from all regions
  • Dominique Brown, Honorary President of the QEC and CEO of Chocolats Favoris
  • Manon Théberge, President-Director General of the QEC
  • Sam Hamad, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity
  • Gilles Bernard, Vice-President, Marketing, Performance and Innovation, Business and Institutional Services, Desjardins Group


When

Starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18



Where

Palais Montcalm de Québec, 995, place D'Youville

 

About the QEC
Our mission is to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship in order to help build a Québec that is proud, innovative, committed and prosperous. This is made possible with the financial support of such visionary partners as Desjardins Group and the Québec government (respectively, our presenting and chief partners); the Ministère de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche; the Ministère de l'Économie, de l'Innovation et des Exportations; the Secrétariat à la jeunesse; the Secrétariat à la condition féminine; the newspaper Les Affaires; Vidéotron Business Solutions; the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec; Gaz Métro, the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA); Saputo; and Ingenio, a subsidiary of Loto-Québec.

INFORMATION:

Éric Darveau
edarveau@concours-entrepreneur.org
581-307-2917

 

SOURCE Concours québécois en entrepreneuriat

For further information: Éric Darveau, edarveau@concours-entrepreneur.org, 581-307-2917

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