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.

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


Cumulative amount offered in grants since 1999


Operating businesses created with the support of the program


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

Application period opened from January 17th through February 11th, 2022.*

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The program is accessible to student entrepreneurs aged 35 and under from all Quebec campuses who are building innovative business projects across all fields and sectors.

Download the Guide du candidat for more details on the program (available in French only).

Download Guide du candidat

*Application form available in French only.

Some of our inspiring alumni…

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


Relive the thrill of the winners’ unveiling (available in French only):