QUÉBEC CITY, Jan. 15, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Have the courage to change the world! This invitation comes from Dominique Brown, Honorary President of the 17th edition of the QEC, presented by Desjardins.
"I am proud to be affiliated with the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest, which encourages start-up companies and entrepreneurial initiatives in the schools. I am convinced that the desire to learn, and the pleasure that comes from learning, begin at an early age. When I was 11 years old, I told my parents that I wanted to start a business and that's exactly what I did six years later! I would encourage all those who have a dream to make it a reality, to take action by signing up for the Contest," says Dominique Brown, an inspiring entrepreneur whose leadership, innovation and involvement in society have won him over 30 awards. Watch the invitation to the students by Dominique Brown (in French).
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The QEC, a source of pride throughout Québec, MOBILIZES the resources of our education, economic and social systems, resulting in the creation of 4000 new projects by over 50 000 Quebecers each year! In a class by itself, the QEC PROMOTES start-up businesses and entrepreneurial initiatives at all levels of the education system, from elementary school through to university. Some $700 000 in cash prizes will be awarded at the local, regional and provincial levels. The Desjardins Grand Prize Gala, the crowning moment for provincial winners, will be held in Québec City on June 18, 2015. Online registration is open until 4:00 p.m. on March 16, 2015. To register, go to: www.concours-entrepreneur.org.
About Dominique Brown
At the age of 17, Dominique Brown incorporated Beenox, which would become the largest video game developer in Québec City with over 500 employees. In 2012, he left Beenox and acquired Chocolats Favoris, turning it into a unique enterprise built around a truly magic idea: liquid chocolate. In just under two years, Chocolats Favoris saw a fourfold increase in sales, and is now on its way to conquering the world! Chocolats Favoris recently ranked among the top five WOW! retailers in Québec.
The mission of the QEC is to inspire entrepreneurship in order to help build a proud, innovative, committed and prosperous Québec. It collaborates with committed partners, including Mouvement Desjardins, its presenting partner, the Québec government, its title partner, the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, the Ministère de l'Économie, de l'Innovation et des Exportations, the Secrétariat à la jeunesse, the newspaper Les Affaires, Vidéotron Business Solutions, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Gaz Métro, the Association des centres locaux de développement du Québec (ACLDQ), the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA), Saputo, and Ingenio (a subsidiary of Loto-Québec).
SOURCE Québec Entrepreneurship Contest
For further information: Éric Darveau, Assistant Director General, Québec Entrepreneurship Contest, 581-307-2917 - [email protected]