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Salon des jeunes entrepreneurs International (in French only) | Montréal

Calls for applications

Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA)
Your technology start-up from the ICT, Life Science or Sustainable Technologies sector could gain access to unique resources and contacts that can help your international growth. The application process, criteria, and application time-frame is determined per CTA.
Programme de soutien à la mission des organismes environnementaux (PSMOE)
(in French only)
Your small environmental organization could receive stable funding for five years to achieve its mission.
Filing deadlines: September 30, 2018
Québec, ville entrepreneuriale (Automne 2018)
(in French only)
You could obtain a financial contribution to create an innovative, structuring and job-creating company in the Greater Quebec City Area.
Filing deadline: October 17, 2018, 4 p.m.
Coopération bilatérale – Québec-Cuba
(in French only)
You could get financial support to carry out a project in one of the following sectors: renewable energies and natural resources, culture, health and social services, agriculture..
Filing deadline: October 21, 11:59 p.m.
Je fais Montréal
Join this movement by submitting a social, cultural, economic or environmental project that can have a positive impact on the city and its citizens.
Filing deadline: October 28, 2018
Programme d’immobilisation en entrepreneuriat collectif
(in French only
)
You could get financial support to renovate, build or acquire a building to expand your business and the service offering of your social economy enterprise.
Filing deadline: November 9, 2018
Acquisition, implantation et commercialisation de technologies réduisant les émissions de gaz à effet de serre
(in French only)
You could receive non-refundable financial assistance to implement your clean technology project carried out by at least two partners.
Filing deadlines: November 16, 2018, 4 p.m.
Parcours Innovation PME Montréal
(in French only)
Be one of the 40 Montreal SMEs that will take part in this program to find innovative solutions and ensure their growth. Filing deadline: November 16, 2018, 5 p.m.

Trade missions

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Trade missions
Quebec International Trade
Organismes régionaux de promotion à l’exportation (ORPEX)
Provincial government
Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation (in French only)
Federal government
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
LOJIQ
Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (in French only)

Contests and grants

To simplify your search, please note that we only display currently open competitions out of more than 250 on record.

Bourses LOJIQ en entrepreneuriat
(in French only)
Do you want to attend a business event abroad, spend some time away prospecting, or take part in a trade mission? You may be able to obtain a LOJIQ grant to help you do so.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process while grants last
Grands Prix santé et sécurité du travail
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your achievements in health and safety and increase the visibility and credibility of your company in your industry.
Registration deadline: varies by region
StartupExperience.CA
Apply for the opportunity to work out of one of Canada’s top accelerators or co-working spaces.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Startup of the month 2018/2019
Sign up for the index of startups of the Quartier de l'innovation in Montreal. To be won each month: promotional videos and articles.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Cocktail Prestige Desjardins
(in French only)
Get recognition for the the contribution and success of your business in the Montmagny region.
Registration deadline: September 27, 2018, noon
Concours Excell’Or
(in French only)
The success of your Abitibi West company or organization could be celebrated by your peers during an exclusive gala.
Registration deadline: September 28, 2018
Jeunes Entrepreneurs Banque Nationale
(in French only)
Are you a young entrepreneur, executive or manager in the Chaudière-Appalaches business community? You could receive services worth close to $10,000.
Registration deadline: September 28, 2018
Prix Innovation en alimentation
(in French only)
You could receive many opportunities for visibility and recognition for your innovative agribusiness technologies or products.
Registration deadline: September 30, 2018, 5 p.m.
Gala reconnaissance de la Chambre de commerce et d’entrepreneuriat des Sources
(in French only)
Have your achievements and accomplishments recognized at this prestigious gala.
Registration deadline: October 1, 2018
Concours Agri-Bourse
(in French only)
Enter for a chance to win one of two $5,000 scholarships for Université Laval's agricultural entrepreneurship training program.
Registration deadline: October 1, 2018
Trophées Vision
(in French only)
Get recognition for the outstanding performance of your business from the Quebec City or Chaudière-Appalaches regions.
Registration deadline: October 3, 2018, 4 p.m.
Gala des Éloïzes
(in French only)
Highlight the efforts that have distinguished your Magdalen Islands company.
Registration deadline: October 3, 2018, noon
Grant+ Montréal inc.
If you are a young Montrealer, you could receive a grant of between $5,000 and $30,000 to start up your business or get access to the Fondation’s Zone.
Registration deadline: October 5, 2018, 5 p.m.
Concours Boomerang
(in French only)
Have your achievements recognized by your peers from the Quebec interactive communications industry.
Registration deadline: October 5, 2018
Gala Excellence Jeunesse Desjardins – Mauricie
(in French only)
Be one of the twelve winners who will share a total of $12,500 in grants in recognition of their contribution to the economic diversification of the Mauricie.
Registration deadline: October 8, 2018
Sur les traces de Louis-Hébert
(in French only)
You could win one of the grants totalling $11,500 awarded to new agricultural entrepreneurs from the Capitale-Nationale and Lévis.
Registration deadline: October 8, 2018
Prix Maurice-Pollack
(in French only)
Get recognition for your commitment to ethnocultural diversity and the inclusive nature of your organization.
Registration deadline: October 12, 2018, 4 p.m.
Challenge your inner entrepreneur!
You could win 50 hours of consulting services (finance, strategy, legal aspects, organizational performance) over 12 months to complete your project.
Registration deadline: October 15, 2018
Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
As an undergraduate college/university student entrepreneur you could receive mentorship and make connections to take your business to the next level.
Registration deadline: October 15, 2018
Prix EnviroLys
(in French only)
Get recognition for your expertise in the green economy sector and the environmental services industry.
Registration deadline: October 19, 2018, 5 p.m.
OnTarget Translation Giveaway
Enter to win translation services worth $4,000 US for your company.
Registration deadline: October 23, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.
ANA Avatar XPRIZE
Take part in this four-year, US $1M global challenge to develop avatars that can perform tasks in a variety of real-world scenarios.
Registration deadline: October 31, 2018
Concours entrepreneurial Gouin Ouest
(in French only)
You could win one of the grants totaling $100,000 to establish your business in one of the vacant spaces located on Gouin Boulevard West.
Registration deadline: October 31, 2018
Concours « Mon entreprise »
(in French only)
As a UQAM student or graduate, you could receive a bursary of $2,000 to $5,000 for your business start-up or development project.
Registration deadline: Novembre 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
SXSW Accelerator Pitch
Be one of 50 startups selected to present their projects to a panel of technology experts, investors and pioneers of the digital industry in Austin, Texas.
Registration deadline: November 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Prix IMAGE/in
(in French only)
Do you work in fashion, the media or advertising? Promote your efforts to present healthy representations of different body types.
Registration deadline: November 30, 2018
Concours Dunamis
(in French only)
Increase awareness of your Laval business and create a positive impact on your employees.
Registration deadline: December 10, 2018
Les Mercuriades
(in French only)
Gain credibility in Québec and internationally by qualifying in one of the categories in this prestigious competition.
Registration deadline: December 19, 2018, 5 p.m.
Vision to Reality Awards (#V2R)
Get recognition for the exciting potential or the notable growth of your innovative business.
Registration deadline: December 21, 2018
Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards
Does your company deliver a great online experience? Enter to win up to $100,000 in parcel shipping and more.
Registration deadline: December 31, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Je suis local et je suis libre
(in French only)
You could get a grant ranging from $15,000 to $35,000 to establish your business on Notre-Dame Street West in Montreal.
Registration deadline: January 15, 2019
Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas)
Register to win a cash prize or a grant awarded to young innovative entrepreneurs.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2019
Bourses à la relève laitière Lactech
(in French only)
Be among the 10 companies to benefit from a $7,500 grant on a “first come, first served” basis.
Registration deadline: July 31, 2019

Events

Also consult the website of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal for a whole host of networking, training and market development activities.

September

September 24
Global Accelerator and Pitch Competition Tour | Montréal
September 24
Canadian Export Challenge | Montréal
September 25
Forum sur l’innovation (in French only) | Montréal
September 25
Objectif Nord (in French only) | Montréal
September 25
Forum sur l’innovation (in French only) | Montréal
September 26
Santé et sécurité du travail (in French only) | Montréal
September 26 to November 1
Coopérathon | Various cities
September 27
L’économie sociale, j’achète! (in French only) | Sherbrooke
September 27
The ACCRO Experience – living experiential lab | Montréal
September 29 and 30
Foire Écosphère (in French only) | Magog

October

October 2
Données et intelligence marketing (in French only) | Montréal
October 2 to 4
Salon industriel de Québec | Québec
October 3
Gestion du changement (in French only) | Montréal
October 4
Springboard Forum: Acquisition for Accelerated Growth | Montréal
October 4
Colloque Femmessor – Région des Laurentides (in French only) | Sainte-Adèle
October 8
Colloque Femmessor – Région de la Gaspésie et des Îles-de-la-Madeleine (in French only) | Carleton
October 10
Marché du cannabis | Montréal (in French only)
October 10
Colloque régional mentorat (in French only) | Granby
October 13
Brainclub Session #2 – Les influenceurs (in French only) | Montréal
October 16
Adjointes administratives (in French only) | Montréal
October 17 and 18
Xplor, the mining exploration convention | Montréal
October 17 and 18
Big Bang – The sales and marketing RDV of the ICT field | Saint-Hyacinthe
October 18
Congrès Quartier des affaires du Québec (in French only) | Laval
October 18 and 19
Femmessor Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine (in French only) | Carleton
October 22
Symposium on the Canadian Defence and Security Market | Boucherville
October 22
Symposium on the Canadian Defence and Security Market | Boucherville
October 23
Infrastructures et grands projets publics (in French only) | Montréal
October 23
Service à la clientèle (in French only) | Montréal
October 23 and 24
Colloque santé et sécurité du travail de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue (in French only) | Rouyn-Noranda
October 25
Forum Novæ – Prenez le pouls de l'innovation à impacts (in French only) | Montréal
October 29 to 31
Canada FinTech Forum | Montréal

November

November 6
Marketing automatisé et personnalisé (in French only) | Montréal
November 7
Salon MercadOr Québec (in French only) | Laval
November 7 and 8
Congrès Plein Air-Nature (in French only) | Lac-Delage
November 7 and 8
Grand Rendez-vous santé et sécurité du travail (in French only) | Montréal
November 15
Salon sur les meilleures pratiques d'affaires (in French only) | Montréal
November 16 and 18
Brainclub – Le camp – Les Visionnaires (in French only) | Montréal

December

December 4
Marché de l'habitation – Montréal (in French only) | Montréal
December 5
Marché de l'habitation – Québec (in French only) | Québec
December 5
Assises québécoises de l'économie circulaire (in French only) | Montréal

May 2019

May 22 to 24
C2 Montréal | Montréal