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

  • Recipients 
    Frédérik Plourde and Samuel Bourdon, École de technologie supérieure and Polytechnique Montréal
  • Project
    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

  • Recipients
    Louis-Philippe Garneau, Marc-Antoine Malouin-Lizotte and Vincent Breton, Université Laval and HEC Montréal
  • Project
    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

  • Recipients
    Sarah Lambert, Marie-Pier Michaud, Guillaume Jones and Louis St-Pierre, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Project
    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

  • Recipients
    Samantha Bellamy and Steve Alliance, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Project
    Hélis : Hélis wants to use AI to support inclusion in the workplace, reduce inequalities, promote economic growth and provide decent jobs for all. Its Hé solution can be used to audit a company’s diversity profile, analyze recruitment campaigns, detect potential unconscious biases, generate recommendations and track applications.


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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
    Corporate director
  • Adam Lapointe
    CEO, Soccrent
  • Marc Leroux
    President, Priorat Capital inc.
  • Érik Péladeau
    President, Publication Alpha inc.

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