To complement traditional financing sources and stimulate entrepreneurship in Québec, the Ministère de l’Économie, et de l’Innovation is collaborating with Entreprendre ici to offer this year 25 grants, with a maximum value of $25,000 each.
These grants are intended ethnocultural diversity entrepreneurs who are planning to create or develop a business, all around Québec. Recipients will engage in a one-year mentorship program.
The nomination period will run from August 2nd to August 23rd, 2021 at 12 p.m. (noon). The application form will be available during this period.
Being a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
Being 18 years of age or over
Have your Quebec business number (NEQ) and attach proof of business registration
Having your head office in Quebec
50% or more of the shares/ownership must be held by individuals belonging to ethnocultural diversity
Submit updated documents if reapplying for the grant
Not having submitted an application for the 2020 honorary grant from the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation (for those 35 and under)
Sexual, religious or political projects
Projects related to illicit or recreational drugs
Projects of bars or nightclubs
The submission of applications is from August 2nd to August 23rd, 2021 at 12 p.m. (noon).
Applications will be evaluated from August 23rd to Octobre 15th, 2021.
On October 26th, 2021, the 50 finalists for the honorary grants will be announced.
On November 2nd and 4th, 2021, the finalists will present their project.
The ceremony will take place, on friday November 19th, 2021. The presence of finalists is mandatory.
Applications written in French only are submitted online by completing the application form available online from August 2nd, 2021. This form must be accompanied by the following elements:
N.B: All sections of the form must be completed.
It is important to note that the executive summary, financial statements and financial projections will only be available to jury members during the 50 finalists pitch process. Therefore, it is imperative that all sections of the form contain complete and precise information without any reference to the above mentioned documents which will not be examined by the evaluators during the first phase of evaluation.
A detailed guide to the nomination process and the required criteria is available. We invite you to read it carefully and to refer to it when preparing your application.
In order to facilitate the process of submitting applications for Entreprendre ici's honorific grants, we have put together the questions that we are most often asked.
Do not hesitate to consult them for clear answers.
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