Supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs
The first Pierre Péladeau Bursaries, named in memory of our founder, a man known for his vision, determination and entrepreneurial drive who inspired generations of Quebecers, were handed out in 1999.
The four Pierre Péladeau Bursaries, worth $100,000, $50,000, $35,000 and $15,000, are handed out to stimulate business startups in Québec. All Québec university students are eligible. The financial support helps young entrepreneurs start up a business, carry out their business plan, and develop their products and markets, regardless of their field of study or the nature of their venture.
The winners are announced at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Quebecor.
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Recipients of the Pierre Péladeau bursaries
First Prize – $100,000
Frédérik Plourde and Samuel Bourdon, École de technologie supérieure and Polytechnique Montréal
Statera Medical: 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.
Second Prize – $50,000
Louis-Philippe Garneau, Marc-Antoine Malouin-Lizotte and Vincent Breton, Université Laval and HEC Montréal
Ethnocare : 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.
Third Prize – $35,000
Sarah Lambert, Marie-Pier Michaud, Guillaume Jones and Louis St-Pierre, Polytechnique Montréal
Ora Médical : 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.
Fourth Prize – $15,000
Samantha Bellamy and Steve Alliance, Université du Québec à Montréal
Hélis : 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.
Members of the Pierre Péladeau Bursaries jury
- Pierre Laurin
Chairman of the jury, corporate director, former principal of HEC
- Pelra Azondekon
Director, Corporate Venture Capital, Quebecor
- Jean B. Péladeau
General Manager, Data and Advertising Performance, Quebecor and Videotron
- Sylvie Lalande
- Adam Lapointe
- Marc Leroux
President, Priorat Capital inc.
- Érik Péladeau
President, Publication Alpha inc.