Adopte Inc

Adopte Inc

Adoption, your leg-up to success

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*:


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.

Send us your application

End of registration period: January 11, 2019
Announcement of adoptees: January 23 and 24, 2019

Make us your best pitch ever!
Upload your 1-minute presentation video.

The video must be in .mov or .mp4 format and cannot exceed 100 MB.

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
Technological Partner
Media partner
Les affaires
Adopting partner
Propellant partners

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