Who can be adopted with one-on-one mentoring?

Selection criteria

The entrepreneur

  • The entrepreneur
  • Be the head (general manager) of the company he founded
  • Have no legal recourse against himself or against the company
  • Be a majority shareholder (51% or more of the shares)
  • Priority to 18-39 but all ages accepted
  • Work full time for your own company
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (non-residents must have their Quebec selection certificate to apply)
  • Be available for a virtual or in-person interview


The company

  • A federally or provincially incorporated business (non-profit organizations and social economy enterprises are eligible)
  • Company whose head office is in the province of Quebec
  • Business at the eminent stage of commercialization
  • Company with significant differentiation elements
  • If no sales have been made:
    • A solid proof of concept
    • A validated product/prototype that is already working with significant growth potential
    • Company does not have excess liquidity or too much equity
  • Open to all industries except:
    • Sexual, religious or political projects
    • Start-ups in the conceptual stage
    • Self-employed workers
    • Any illegal or illicit activities

Please note! You must choose between applying for a mentorship with financial support for an innovative project or a mentorship with a salary support.