Adopte Inc

Adopte Inc

Adoption, your leg-up to success

The contest is now over.
Congratulations to our five adoptees!

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

Photo Nicolas Duvernois

Michèle Basten

Peppermint Cycling Co

Adopted byEric Boyko

Photo Nicolas Duvernois

Jean-Philippe Carmona


Adopted byGuy Cormier

Photo Nicolas Duvernois

Pascal Chiva-Bernard


Adopted byPierre Pomerleau

Photo Nicolas Delffon

Nicolas Delffon


Adopted byP. de Gaspé Beaubien III

Photo Nicolas Duvernois

Judith Fetzer

Cook It

Adopted byAlain Bouchard

Discover the other finalists

Amelie MorencyThe Food Room
Frédérik MarciKube Innovation
Bastien Poulain1642 cola
Julie DufresneEmploi Retraite
Kevin CourtinNeos Job
Hugues MarceauAutonom
Vinh-Khang TuWe Got Success
Adrien SicardMy Beeye
Dominic DubeEvive Smoothie
Guillaume CampeauGive A Seat
Anthony VendramePoches et Fils
Mathieu ParadisPluzyo
Maude RondeauLuminaire Authentik
Lysiane Roy MaheuBlanc de Gris
Andreanne MarquisWomance
Mathieu RaymondMathsport
Antony DiazUvolt
Emilie RoyTrop Bon
Marat BrukJobMap
ADOPT Inc. was set up by Nicolas Duvernois, founder of PUR Vodka and romeo’s gin, Anne Marcotte, successful entrepreneur, and Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien III, businessman and seasoned investor, to build connections between experienced entrepreneurs (the adopters) and those building early-stage companies (the adopted).

It’s a unique entrepreneurial experience that aims to give the next generation of business leaders a helping hand, both financially and strategically, during the first days – often a critical time marked by make-or-break challenges.

If you’re an entrepreneur who’s just starting out, get ready to live a privileged experience that will inevitably change your future and that of your company.

Who can be adopted?

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


Be the CEO of a company they founded.


Be between 18 and 39 years old inclusively.


Hold a majority stake in their company

(51% or more)


Work 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

You benefit from a Desjardins chequing account and payroll services for free.

The adopters

Photo Alain Bouchard

Alain Bouchard

Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board (Alimentation Couche-Tard)

Photo Eric Boyko

Eric Boyko

CEO and co-founder (Stingray digital)

Photo Guy Cormier

Guy Cormier

Chair of the board, President and chief Executive Officer (Desjardins Group)

Photo Pierre Pomerleau

Pierre Pomerleau

President and Chief Executive Officer (Pomerleau)

Photo Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien III

Philippe  de Gaspé Beaubien III

Well-known businessman, philanthropist and seasoned investor

The partners

Founding institutional partners

Norton Rose Fulbright
Media partner
Les affaires
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