The Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal (JCCM) and Anges Québec join once again for a new 2011 edition of the Angel Investors Challenge. The official launch, which marks the beginning of the business plan submission period, will be celebrated at a cocktail reception on September 22nd at 6 P.M., at the Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal (CEIM), located at 33 Prince street in Montreal. Quebec entrepreneurs from 18 to 40 wishing to participate in the Angel Investors Challenge can find all the details and submit their application online, till October 25th 2011.
This networking and recruiting event will be the occasion for new entrepreneurs to learn more about the challenge’s requirements as well as hear a testimonial from Mr. Hicham Ratnani, vice-president and co-founder of Modasuite, a finalist in the 2010 cohort, who will share his company’s experience and how it benefited from it.
“The new concept of the Angel Investors Challenge, established in 2010, is representative of our organization’s mission, which prioritizes professional development and the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs. By offering the selected entrepreneurs a support system and training adapted to their needs, as well as privileged access to a large network of private investors and an unparalleled visibility, the JCCM encourages and promotes audacious, innovative, wealth-creating entrepreneurship in Quebec.” explains Cynthia Sanlian, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal.
The Angel Investors Challengebrings on a renewed formula for a second consecutive year, aiming an increased closure between the young entrepreneurs and the investors, while supporting them throughout the whole process. Among the business plans received, a dozen will be selected to constitute the 2011 cohort. These companies will take part in a training program especially designed according to their needs, as well as enjoy privileged access to a large network of private investors and a coaching program, networking opportunities as well as media and social media visibility thanks to recent partnerships with Niviti and URBANA Marketing. Furthermore, all participants who submit their applications will get the incomparable opportunity to meet many investors during a private event.
” We are very proud to present The Angel Investors Challengein collaboration with the JCCM, since we believe that it is crucial to support the next generation of entrepreneurs.” says François Gilbert, President and CEO of Anges Québec. ” It not only represents an exemplary initiative in North America, but is also fundamental to the relationship between the next generation of entrepreneurs and the seasoned private investors.” he adds.
“This association with the JCCM fits perfectly with our strategic direction and represents a major asset, particularly in terms of our collaboration with the Angel Investors Challenge, which allows us to reach a particular niche of entrepreneurs and to support the most promising companies” concludes Serge Bourassa, President and Chief Operations Officer at the Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal (CEIM).