CEGEP Champlain St. Lawrence Grand Prize Winner of KickStart SLC “Final Pitch” competition expands his start-up
CEGEP Champlain St. Lawrence, in conjunction with its KickStart SLC sponsors, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Spektrum and Sarailis Avocats, is pleased to note that the Grand Prize winner of the 2018 KickStart Final Pitch competition, Mr. Jeremie Curadeau, has put to good use the $1,000 bursary he received from RBC as part of his “Final Pitch” competition prize.
Jeremie’s "pitch" to promote his start-up company, Réparation JCPC, a consumer electronics repair service for all sorts of electronic devices, was selected by a panel of judges from the Québec City business community earlier this year to receive first place in the competition. As the grand prize winner, Jeremie received a $1,000 Bursary from RBC, technological support, marketing and coaching services from Spektrum and legal consultations services from Saraïlis Avocats. Jeremie also received some extra financing through the RBC fund to purchase equipment which he has certainly put to good use.
“For almost four years now I have been developing my skills in small electronics repair, through watching repair videos on the internet, reading articles and practicing on taking apart and putting back together my own electronic devices, computers, cell phones, etc., said Jeremie. I enjoyed this and found that I seemed to have a knack and passion for doing these types of repairs so I thought – why not stat a business. The program at St. Lawrence, KickStart SLC, it’s sponsors and my teachers offered me support, mentorship and the opportunity to develop my business plan for the pitch. Thanks to this opportunity, the support and the funding I received from winning the competition, I have been able to expand my start-up, secure additional equipment and I am now winning new customers and generating a revenue from the business. A special thank you to the program sponsors, RBC, Spektrum and Saraïlis Avocats, and the many mentors and others who contributed to the Kickstart SLC, business start-up initiative and who offered me support and the extra capital that allowed me to move my business forward”, continued Jeremie. “My next steps are to keep providing a good service and assuming all goes well, and my number of customers keeps increasing, once I finish my CEGEP, I would like to open my own store. “ For more information on Reparation JCPC, visit https://www.reparationjcpc.com .
The KickStart SLC program teachers, mentors and sponsors want to congratulate Jeremie on the success of his business start-up and wish him continued success going forward.
Kickstart SLC is a service offered to students at St. Lawrence who wish to start their own business, learn more about start-ups and expand their business network with actual entrepreneurs in partnership with Spektrum and RBC. Mentors from different business backgrounds volunteer to exchange with students and to help them progress in their business idea. Workshops and visits from our team of mentors and other professionals are organized through the year to support student projects.