KEY ALLY OF
STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ON QUÉBEC CAMPUSES

Since 1999, we’ve made it our mission to empower the boldness and vision of entrepreneurs who have the courage to launch a business project while still enrolled in university studies. Today an anchor part of asterX, the Pierre Péladeau Bursaries were created as a tribute to the great determination of Quebecor’s founder. Pierre Péladeau was a generous man who fully believed in the younger generation’s potential as a key vector of economic development for Quebec. Each year, the Pierre Péladeau Bursaries program reaffirms the importance of supporting this next generation of entrepreneurs, firing up their most innovative business ventures through grants and coaching.

No. 1

Most generous grant program destined to student-led ventures in Québec

$2.7M

Cumulative amount offered in grants since 1999

50+

Operating businesses created with the support of the program

$250M+

Cumulative additional financing historically raised to date by alumni companies of the program

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The application period is currently closed.
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Some of our inspiring alumni…

Discover the impact of the program through the testimonial of one of our alumni (available in French only):

EDITION 2022

Hats off to our 2022 cohort!
    Meet this promising, inspiring, yet humble group of daring founders: