Maintaining its longstanding commitment to the next generation of entrepreneurs, Quebecor awarded four Pierre Péladeau Bursaries totalling $200,000 on June 4. For 23 years, the Pierre Péladeau Bursaries have enabled university students to translate their business ideas into reality by providing support for the business start-up and development phases. Since the Bursaries were created, a total of $2.5 million has been disbursed to more than 70 start-ups.
At Quebecor, entrepreneurial spirit is part of our DNA. We care about encouraging young people and entrepreneurs. We believe it is important to support the creation and growth of Québec companies that have innovative, sustainable solutions and business models to offer. This is a commitment we have long held and now we are planning to expand it with new entrepreneurship initiatives which will be announced in the near future
Congratulations to the 2021 Pierre Péladeau Bursary recipients!
See the video about the announcement of the recipients and their projects here.
$100,000 BURSARY - Statera Medical
Frédérik Plourde and Samuel Bourdon, École de technologie supérieure and Polytechnique Montréal
Statera Medical Inc. develops next-generation orthopaedic prostheses for patients suffering from arthrosis or torn muscles who need total shoulder joint replacement. Its Tera-Life implant will enable patients to recover full mobility and reduce the complications caused by currently available protheses.
$50,000 BURSARY - Ethnocare
Louis-Philippe Garneau, Marc-Antoine Malouin-Lizotte and Vincent Breton, Université Laval and HEC Montréal
Ethnocare develops high-performance protheses that use sport technologies to enable amputees to live more active lives. Its first product, the Airstream Liner, features technology that promotes aeration and an adjustment system customized to the user’s remaining limb for increased comfort in prothesis use.
$35,000 BURSARY - Ora Médical
Sarah Lambert, Marie-Pier Michaud, Guillaume Jones and Louis St-Pierre, Polytechnique Montréal
Ora Médical’s mission is to improve home rehabilitation therapy for disabled children by means of an innovative walking aid with a unique partial weight support technology. The pediatric walker adjusts to the child’s level of fatigue and transmits data to the therapist for remote monitoring.
$15,000 BURSARY - Hélis
Samatha Bellamy and Steve Alliance, Université du Québec à Montréal
Hélis wants to use AI to support inclusion in the workplace, reduce inequalities, promote economic growth and provide decent jobs for all. Its Hélis.ai solution can be used to audit a company’s diversity profile, analyze recruitment campaigns, detect potential unconscious biases, generate recommendations and track applications.
Quebecor thanks the members of the 2021 Pierre Péladeau Bursaries jury:
Pierre Laurin, Chair of the Jury
Sylvie Lalande, Vice-Chair of the Board and Lead Director, Quebecor
Pelra Azondekon, Director, Corporate Venture Capital
Jean B. Péladeau, General Manager, Data and Advertising Performance, Quebecor and Videotron
Adam Lapointe, CEO, Soccrent
Marc Leroux, President, Priorat Capital Inc.
Érik Péladeau, President, Publication Alpha inc.