Adopte Inc

Adopte Inc

Adoption, your leg-up to success

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

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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 meetings

During 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 immersion

Attend strategic meetings at your adopter’s company to dive headfirst into the business world.


8-session training program

Get access to unparalleled training, offered by top experts active in the entrepreneurial world.


Financial advantages

Enjoy a Desjardins chequing account and payroll services for free.

The adopters

Photo David Bensadoun

David Bensadoun

Chief Executive Officer,

Photo Marie-Claude Boisvert

Marie-Claude Boisvert

Executive Vice-President, Business Services, Desjardins Business

Photo Nathalie Bondil

Nathalie Bondil

Director General and Chief Curator, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Photo Philippe Walker

Philippe Walker

Chief Scientific Officer, Founder, NEOMED Institute

Photo Daniel Germain

Daniel Germain

President and Founder, Breakfast Club of Canada

Photo Nathalie Quirion

Nathalie Quirion

CEO, Québec Metro High Tech Park

The partners

Founding institutional partners

Norton Rose Fulbright
Technological Partner
Media partner
Les affaires
Adopting partner
Propellant partners
Edelman Lg2

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