Thanks to Campus Montréal’s donors, our institutions have built an innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem that gives future entrepreneurs guidance, tools, physical work spaces and virtual networking spaces that connect them to each other and to the world.
In this ecosystem, the Institut d’entrepreneuriat Banque Nationale | HEC Montréal provides accelerator services to student entrepreneurs from our three institutions.
“We work with young companies that have good growth potential,” explains Luis Cisneros, Director of the Institut d’entrepreneuriat Banque Nationale | HEC Montréal and the Parcours entrepreneurial Rémi-Marcoux. “We help them quickly develop by putting them in touch with partners and giving them guidance and tools.”
Many other initiatives supported by generous donations also develop entrepreneurship.
An example is the Parcours entrepreneurial Rémi-Marcoux, which lets students develop essential skills and reflexes on their entrepreneurial journey. This program also helps them create a viable business model that is a good fit for their individual profile and ambitions.
For entrepreneurs from different cultural communities, entrePrism has a support program that immerses them in Quebec’s business ecosystem.
The mission of the Centre d’entrepreneuriat Poly-UdeM, for its part, is to develop a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation while concretely supporting entrepreneurs and the creation of science and technology companies.
- Develop a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.
- Transform student learning and research into opportunities for social and economic development.
- Support entrepreneurship and business succession.
- Create start-ups that generate jobs and wealth.
- Develop new talent.
- Attract out-of-province and international talent and help this talent stay in Quebec.
Donations turn ideas into action
Donations like the $10 million from the National Bank to create the Institut d’entrepreneuriat Banque Nationale | HEC Montréal, the $2.5 million from Mr. Rémi Marcoux and TC Transcontinental to create the Parcours entrepreneurial Rémi-Marcoux, the $2.5 million from the Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation for the entrePrism program, and the $400,000 from the Fonds Serge Gendron for the Centre d’entrepreneuriat Poly-UdeM forge dynamic connections between Campus Montréal and Montreal’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Entrepreneurship moves all of society forward
The connections between campus stakeholders and the business community are beneficial for students as part of their education and for their future as entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship at Campus Montréal: a unique model
- Entrepreneur Normand Brais supports the PolyFab workshop and student entrepreneurship with a donation of $500,000
- Fibrenoire co-founders support tech entrepreneurs at Polytechnique with an investment of over $2 million
- The Molson family and Molson Coors give $3.5M to Campus Montréal, including $660,000 to the Institut québécois pour les familles en affaires
- HEC Montréal launches the Centre des familles en affaires Deschênes | Molson | Lesage
- Lallemand makes a $1-million donation to Campus Montréal to create an international business fund
- Formula Growth gives $300,000 to HEC Montréal
- HEC Montréal and the Desjardins Group create the Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives
- Young entrepreneurs supported by the National Bank | HEC Montréal Accelerator attend summit
- Rémi-Marcoux Entrepreneurial Track: Anne-Sophie Riopel-Bouvier’s Story
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