If entrepreneurs in Montreal want a shot at earning a free pass to this summer’s C2 Montréal program, May 24-26, they should get cracking.
The deadline for C2’s Emerging Entrepreneurs Contest is just two weeks away, on April 8. Back for its fifth consecutive year and sponsored by the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation, C2’s marketing team is encouraging readers of MTLinTech to apply.
“Entrepreneurs share the same venturous nature as C2, embracing daring thinking while remaining acutely averse to comfort zones,” wrote C2. “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.”
“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 Lufa Farms, have gone on to make big and bold moves far beyond Québec and Canada,” said Flavie Jourdain, communications coordinator at C2.
The value of the prize pack stands at $3,850. The deadline is officially Friday, April 8, 2016, 12:00 PM EST.
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. The 25 who are chosen will be announced by April 19th, 2016.
Each contest winner will receive 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.
“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,” wrote C2.
The 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 will be “inspired and challenged to take their ideas places they might never have imagined.”