Champlain St. Lawrence Students Rewarded at the OsEntreprendre Challenge Gala

April 5th 2017

Wednesday evening, April 4th, the OsEntreprendre Local Challenge gala was held at Champlain St. Lawrence College. The evening brought together a number of players from the Quebec entrepreneurial community, as well as participants from Cegeps in the region. The evening began with a 5 @ 7 networking, followed by a panel of guests who interacted with the audience. The evening ended with the OsEntreprendre award ceremony.

Four Champlain St. Lawrence projects were nominated for awards in both categories, either individually or group projects.

St. Lawrence Individual Project Winners:

Jean Gleizes, with his distributor backpack project received the Individual project award. His idea is to create a backpack that will help with the distribution of cold drinks during events like the “Festival d’été de Quebec”. It will revolutionize street vending by creating a more balanced bag that will help sellers with keeping count and making sure drinks are always cold.

Mr. Gleizes has demonstrated his entrepreneurial qualities through the organization, the quality of his file and the innovation of his product.

St. Lawrence Group Project Winners:

Bloom Communications, marketing agency developed by St. Lawrence students, were the winners in the "Collective" category. This project, led by Jamie-Lee Valcourt and Amélie Pelletier, has met the needs of the community for creative advertising in English. The agency has worked with customers such as Industrial Alliance and a few departments at St. Lawrence College.

“A source of considerable pride, the OSEntreprendre Challenge has been fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship for 20 years by mobilizing the many resources of the education, economic and social networks in Québec’s 17 regions. So far, the OSEntreprendre Challenge has attracted more than a million participants and more than 80 000 projects have been submitted.”

Recipients were awarded a $ 125 scholarship from Champlain St. Lawrence College and will now participate in the Regional Challenge to be held on May 2nd. A regional winner will be announced and he/she will represent the Quebec city Region at the national level in June.

A special mention goes to the “Lion’s Den” project by the St. Lawrence Student Association, who received the award “Coup de Coeur” in the individual category.

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