Will you be the next entrepreneur to win a bit of help from the Foundation?

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Be between 18 and 35 years of age inclusively
  2. Anticipate being fully employed by your own business from the moment it is launched
  3. Be a Canadian citizen or a Permanent resident (non-residents must have their Quebec Selection Certificate to be able to submit an application)
  4. Reside on the Island of Montréal. For a list of City of Montréal boroughs and eligible suburban municipalities
  5. Have started a business on the Island of Montréal within the last twelve months or plan to do so in the year following approval of the project
  6. Hold at least half of the company's shares (50% or more) or hold them jointly with other entrepreneurs who are also eligible for the grant

Important: Please note that a business project can only be submitted once to the Foundation.


Activity Fields

Thanks to the generosity of its donors, the Foundation is in a position to award grants to facilitate the start-up of new businesses in Montreal. All Foundation laureates have the unique privilege of getting sound advice from experienced professionals and specialists, advice which allow them to succeed and rise to their ambitions.

Architecture / Construction

Communications / Marketing

Cultural, Sports and Leisure Activities

Design / Decoration

Education / Training / Consultation


Events / Tourism

Fashion / Clothing / Jewelry / Accessories

Food Service Industry / Restaurants

Health and Well-Being

IT / Computer Science

Multimedia / Audiovisual / Music


Video Games






The Foundation is proud to help build the Montréal inc. of tomorrow by launching a new generation of talented Montréal entrepreneurs. Since its creation in 1996, the Foundation has invested over $5.8 million in grants in 817 new businesses that created over 2,468 jobs.

Furthermore, thanks to a network of experienced business people, the Foundation provides training, coaching and mentoring to its laureates free of charge, in order to accompany them, and even guide them, through the start-up of their business.