You have heard about it, you constantly hear those who went last year reminisce the crazy inspiring experiences they had there, but what exactly happens in this ostensibly parallel universe of entrepreneurship, inspiration and partying that is the annual colloque of the Association des clubs entrepreneurs étudiants du Québec? In just a few words, the colloque is a weekend where 600 college and university students gather in Drummundville to attend conferences, take part in competitions, network and meet inspiring business leaders. If one term can undeniably describe this unique occurence, it is energy.
With more registered students than any other previous year, we can expect this year’s seminar to be rather memorable. Indeed, we will have the chance to meet with this edition’s honorary president, Mrs. Christianne Germain, co-president of Groupe Germain Hotels and newest dragon in Radio-Canada’s Dans l’oeil du dragon. Other big names will ignite the entrpreneurship flame within our members, such as Nicolas Duvernois, Serge Beauchemin, Bruny Surin and Luc Dupont.
After the amazing performance of two SLEC members, namely Félix Tremblay and Justine Cantin, during last year’s idea contest, we are proud to announce that even more St. Lawrence teams will showcase their talents this year. Catherine Hughes and Élizabeth Gosselin, as well as Frédérique Asselin, are more than ready to present their business concepts to the idea contest’s panel of judges. Additionally, Laura Polo, Francis Dussault and François Plamondon will take part in an overnight case competition. From 9PM this Friday night to 9AM Saturday morning, they will be resolving a business case and working on a pitch to present to entrepreneurs and university professors. I participated in this competition two years ago, hence I can attest that it is extremely difficult physically for the lack of sleep, and mentally for the need to remain focused throughout the night while performing under conditions of important stress.
All in all, this event is set to produce unforgettable memories in the minds of our members. We are very proud to represent St. Lawrence at the provincial level through the colloque and are extremely thankful for the tremendous support from our community, which enables us to make this happen.