500 new young entrepreneurs supported by Fondation Montréal inc.

The fundraising campaign “A Commitment to the Future”, launched on June 10, 2014, raised $8 million, which is awarded in the form of grants and à la carte services for start-ups.

The donations have helped support more than 500 entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 start their businesses on the island of Montreal, thereby creating 1,500 new jobs and generating $30 million in investments

>>> Discover here the donors.

>>> Read here the press release.

Give to young entrepreneurs the mean to fulfill their ambitions


Discover successful young entrepreneurs in this Youtube serie.

Messages from the Co-Chairs of the campaign

“Montreal is a city that fosters innovation and creativity, and has many success stories to its credit. Those small companies that have emerged thanks to the support of Fondation Montréal inc. will soon be fuelling the economic dynamism of our city and acting as our representatives on the world stage.”

Richard J. Renaud, FCPA, TNG Corporation Inc.

“We know that prosperity is rooted in entrepreneurship and that Montreal is packed with promising businesspeople. These new faces deserve a helping hand, because they’re the guarantee of a better future. Let’s give the new generation of entrepreneurs the means to become the key players in tomorrow’s Montreal Inc.!”
Norman Hébert, Jr., Groupe Park Avenue Inc.
“It’s a huge vote of confidence to receive the support of the business community when you’re just starting out. It makes all the difference when you’re launching a project, and throws the doors to Montreal Inc. wide open.”
Marie-Eve Ducharme, Nüvü Cameras, a 2010 Foundation laureate


Campaign Cabinet

Raymond Bachand - Strategic Advisor, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada

Michèle Boisvert - Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Sophie Brochu - President and Chief Executive Officer, Gaz Métro

Jean-Guy Desjardins - Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Fiera Capital Corporation

Mitch Garber - President and Chief Executive Officer, Caesars Acquisition Company 

Andrew Molson - Chairman of the Board, RES PUBLICA Consulting Group, and Vice-Chairman of the Board, Molson Coors Brewing Company

Pierre Pomerleau - President and Chief Executive Officer, Pomerleau

Rachel Renaud - Directrice générale, Fondation Roasters

Help a new generation of young entrepreneurs. Give now!

Click on the button below for a secured PayPal donation form (temporarily in French).



To learn more about the fundraising campaign:

Liette Lamonde
Executive Director
Phone: 514 872-8401


Click here for the campaign pamphlet.