Calling all enterprising spirits

Registration is now open for the C2 Emerging Entrepreneurs Contest

Burgeoning entrepreneurial types – those inspiring creative players who are swinging for the fences, reshaping both business and society – have occupied a place of honour at C2 since day one. That’s why C2’s Emerging Entrepreneurs Contest, sponsored by The Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation, is back for its fifth consecutive edition at C2 Montréal 2016.

Entrepreneurs share the same venturous nature as C2, embracing daring thinking while remaining acutely averse to comfort zones. As a way of celebrating these aspiring minds, 25 Québec entrepreneurs who are contributing to the evolution of commerce and creativity in QC will be selected to participate in, and benefit from, the C2 Montréal experience.

At C2, these 25 contest winners will rub shoulders and massage thoughts with visionary business leaders, blindingly bright scientific minds and leading edge creative influencers, all within the energized atmosphere of the C2 village. They’ll generate new connections – and friends – and above all they’ll be inspired and challenged to take their ideas places they might never have imagined.

We’re proud to be able to say that, over the course of the past five years, many contest winners, including Frank & Oak, MakerBloks and Breather, have gone on to make big and bold moves far beyond Québec and Canada.

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Some specifics: Those who are selected will participate free of charge in all activities in the C2 Montréal program, May 24-26, a value of $3,850. Each will also benefit from a custom-made program, meet exceptional speakers, take part in hands-on collaborative workshops, experiment in creative labs and experience exclusive creative happenings, music events and artistic performances.

Sound good? We thought so.

To be eligible, entrepreneurs must have been at the head of an active company for three years or less, and submit their application online here prior to Friday, April 8, 2016, 12:00 PM EST. A jury of professionals appointed by the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation will then select the winners. The 25 who are chosen will be announced by April 19th, 2016.

Registration has already started. Get going and good luck!