Adopte Inc

Adopte Inc

Adoption, your leg-up to success

The contest is now over.
Thanks to everyone who participated!

The 2020 adoptees will be announced February 13th, stay tuned for more details on our Facebook page.

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Who can be adopted?

Any entrepreneur who meets the following conditions is eligible to apply*:


Is the CEO of a company they founded.


Is between 18 and 39 years old inclusively.Priority given to 18-39 years but all ages accepted


Holds a majority stake in their company (51% or more)


Works full-time for their company

*Company-specific criteria can be found here

What do you get if you’re adopted?

One year of the following benefits:


An annual contribution of $24,000 With a guaranteed contribution, you can focus solely on the growth of your business.


12 coaching meetingsDuring one (1) year, meet regularly with your adopter or key people from their network in order to share, learn and be inspired by the best.


A unique entrepreneurial immersionAttend strategic meetings at your adopter’s company to dive headfirst into the business world.


8-session training programGet access to unparalleled training, offered by top experts active in the entrepreneurial world.


Financial advantagesEnjoy a Desjardins chequing account and payroll services for free.

The adopters

Photo Yves Jacquier

Yves Jacquier

Executive Director - Production studios services Ubisoft

Photo Alain Racine

Alain Racine

Founder and Chairman - PhysioExtra

Photo Rémi Quirion

Rémi Quirion

Chief Scientist of Québec (in collaboration with Denise Pérusse)

Photo Denise Pérusse

Denise Pérusse

Director, Societal Challenges & Intersectoral Networks, Chief Scientist Office - The Québec Research Funds (in collaboration with Rémi Quirion)

Photo Gérald St-Aubin

Gérald St-Aubin

Vice-President, Strategies and Marketing - Desjardins Business Services

Photo Jean-Yves Bourgeois

Jean-Yves Bourgeois

First vice president and general director - Desjardins

Photo Jean-Martin Aussant

Jean-Martin Aussant


Photo Philippe Walker

Philippe Walker

President - PW Consulting Inc. / CEO - Neuriliv Therapeutics

Photo Valérie Bécaert

Valérie Bécaert

Director Research Group and Scientific Programs - Element AI

Photo Dominic Gagnon

Dominic Gagnon

Cofounder and CEO - Connect&Go

Photo Réal Bouclin

Réal Bouclin

Founding President and CEO - Réseau Sélection

Photo Rino Lévesque

Rino Lévesque

Founder and leader - Idée éducation entrepreneuriale

The partners

Founding institutional partners

Norton Rose Fulbright
Media partner
Les affaires
Adopting partner
Propellant partner

Meet the bright minds behind the project

Photo Nicolas Duvernois

Nicolas Duvernois

CEO, PUR Vodka
and romeo’s gin

Photo Anne Marcotte

Anne Marcotte

Entrepreneur, TV producer
and CEO

Photo Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien III

Philippe  de Gaspé Beaubien III

Well-known businessman, philanthropist and seasoned investor