Adopte Inc

Adopte Inc

Adoption, your leg-up to success

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

They each receive a $ 24,000 scholarship and the support of an entrepreneurial leader in Quebec.

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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.

Photo Julien Racicot

Julien Racicot


Adopted byRoger Simard

Photo Mike Boutin

Mike Boutin


Adopted byPhilippe Walker

Photo Mathieu Champagne

Mathieu Champagne


Adopted byMarie-Josée Lamothe

Photo Julie Dumais

Julie Dumais

June Swimwear

Adopted byLéopold Turgeon

Photo Julien Michalk

Julien Michalk


Adopted byJean-Martin Aussant

Photo Marc-Antoine Massicotte

Marc-Antoine Massicotte

Les Fondateurs

Adopted byYasmine Khalil

Photo Marco Gagnon

Marco Gagnon


Adopted byGaétan Desroches

Photo Thierry Darrigrand

Thierry Darrigrand

Atlas Barz

Adopted byJean-Yves Bourgeois

Photo Céline Juppeau

Céline Juppeau


Adopted byJean-Yves Bourgeois

Discover the other finalists

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Taïna ChalifouxDi Napoli
Guylaine AudetSoins l'herbier
Nicolas LoiselleMtl B Board
Ben AdlerRebicycle
Marina BérubéBa-Tow
Sébastien FisetCookie Bluff
Karl Lavallée RodrigueInvictus gloves
Pierre Olivier DrouinFirebarns
Marc-Antoine PaquetLexya
David BeaulieuFragment
Marie-Pierre BérubéKliin
Sophie BourdonThe green life
Esthel RacineAliments Racine
Sofia SokoloffSokoloff

The adopters

Photo Réal Bouclin

Réal Bouclin

Président fondateur et chef de la direction - Réseau Sélection

Photo Jean-Yves Bourgeois

Jean-Yves Bourgeois

First vice president and general director - Desjardins

Photo Philippe Walker

Philippe Walker

Chief Scientific Officer, Founder - Institut Néomed

Photo Léopold Turgeon

Léopold Turgeon

President - CEO, Conseil Québécois du commerce de détail (CQCD)

Photo Roger Simard

Roger Simard

Founder and president - Soins pharmaceutiques inc. / Spokesman - Rêve d’aîné

Photo Jean-Martin Aussant

Jean-Martin Aussant


Photo Yasmine Khalil

Yasmine Khalil

Chief Executive Producer - Cirque du Soleil / President - 45 DEGREES

Photo Gaétan Desroches

Gaétan Desroches

CEO - La Coop fédérée

Photo Marie-Josée Lamothe

Marie-Josée Lamothe

President - Tandem International

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