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Directory – Contests and grants

In order to offer you a simplified search, this directory presents only the contests and grants currently open among more than 250 listed in our documentary base.


  • Startupfest Investment Prize 

    Enter for a chance to win $100,000 in investment.
    Registration deadline: May 31, 2020

  • Canada's Top Growing Companies 

    Enter for a chance to join The Globe and Mail’s authoritative ranking of the country’s boldest, most ambitious entrepreneurial businesses.
    Registration deadlines: May 31, 2020

  • Défi Start-up (in French only)

    Send a 2-minute video presenting your company and how it could change your industry and the world of tomorrow. To be won: a multitude of prizes.
    Registration deadline: May 31, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

  • Prix Femmes d’affaires du Québec (in French only)

    Receive recognition for your achievements, your skills and your social engagement and raise the visibility of your business.
    Registration deadline: June 11, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

  • Cooperathon 

    Take part in the virtual edition of this open innovation competition to find innovative solutions to societal issues. To be won: bursaries, a pitch to investors, training and more.
    Registration deadline: June 17, 2020

  • [Profit for Non Profit] Awards (in French only)

    Participate in this international competition to get recognition for your efforts to integrate philanthropy into your business model.
    Registration deadline: June 19, 2020, midnight

  • Prix À part entière (in French only)

    Be one of 5 winners who share $35,000 in bursaries to reward their efforts to increase the participation of people with disabilities in society.
    Registration deadline: June 26, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

  • Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge 

    Submit your breakthrough idea that harnesses the power of data science to help people and communities thrive.
    Registration deadline: July 17, 2020

  • Startupfest Pitch from Home 

    Apply through Startupfest and skip the standard application process to get access to resources including funding, mentorship, in-kind services and more offered by 5 accelerators.
    Registration deadlines: Various dates from May 29 to Augsut 28, 2020

  • Les Vivats (in French only)

    Receive recognition for your efforts to reduce the environmental footprint and improve the social and economic footprint of events that you organize.
    Registration deadline: September 7, 2020, 5 p.m.

  • Prix Innovation (in French only)

    Receive recognition from your peers for your innovative company’s knowledge and outstanding technological achievements.
    Registration deadline: September 11, 2020

  • Portes ouvertes sur Saint-Denis (in French only)

    You could win one of of six grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to launch your new business on Saint-Denis Street in Montreal.
    Registration deadline: September 30, 2020

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