2015 Pierre Péladeau Bursaries: $100,000 to support young entrepreneurs

For the 17th consecutive year, Quebecor is proud to lend a hand to up-and-coming businesses by awarding the Pierre Péladeau Bursaries to a fine crop of promising young Québec entrepreneurs. The three Pierre Péladeau Bursaries, worth a total of $100,000, support business startups by Québec university students. 

t is very exciting to see our young people demonstrating so much creativity, especially in the entrepreneurial sphere. Quebecor is proud to support young Québec entrepreneurs by awarding the Pierre Péladeau Bursaries every year. They were created 17 years ago in honour of Pierre Péladeau, a great entrepreneur recognized for his audacity and determination, the founder of Quebecor and one of the builders of Québec Inc. Congratulations to all these talented young people and long may their businesses prosper!

Pierre Dion President and CEO of Quebecor

Recipients of 2015 Pierre Péladeau Bursaries

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Ingenious solution for recharging electric vehicles at home, at less cost

David Corbeil of Université du Québec à Montréal and Marie-Pier Corbeil of Concordia University have been awarded the First Pierre Péladeau Bursary, worth $50,000, to help them start up their business, Recharge Véhicule Électrique (RVE).With their partners, they have developed a load-shedding system for home charging stations for electric vehicles.

Personal genetic profiles to prevent disease and support effective treatment

Étienne Crevier of Université de Sherbrooke, Matthew Starek and Michel Cameron have been awarded the Second Pierre Péladeau Bursary, worth $30,000, to help them develop BiogeniQ, a company that produces personal genetic profiles that can be used to support preventive treatment in different areas, such as pharmacology, nutrition or cardiology.

Biomechanical modelling for young hockey players

Simon Laurendeau, Léandre Gagné Lemieux, Maxime Provencher and Mathieu Germain Robitaille, all from Université Laval, have been awarded the Third Pierre Péladeau Bursary, worth $20,000, to help them expand their company, SciencePerfo. They have developed a biomechanical analysis device to help optimize the performance of young hockey players.


The Pierre Péladeau Bursaries were created to support business start-ups.Students enrolled at all Québec universities are eligible. Each year, bursaries are awarded to the best three projects submitted to an independent jury. Since their inception in 1999, the Pierre Péladeau Bursaries have distributed a total of $1.5 million to more than 60 young entrepreneurs, including this year’s winners.


The members of the jury for the 2015 Pierre Péladeau Bursaries were:

  • Pierre Laurin, Chairman of the Pierre Péladeau Bursaries jury, Corporate Director, former Director of HEC and Chairman of the Board of Atrium Innovations
  • Sylvie Lalande, Corporate Director, including of Quebecor Inc.
  • Adam Lapointe, CEO, Soccrent
  • Claire Léger, Director, St-Hubert Group Inc.
  • Marc Leroux, President, Priorat Capital Inc.
  • Érik Péladeau, President and CEO, Groupe Lelys

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