Quebec startups usually focus on Montreal-based resources, paying little attention to what’s available in Quebec City. There are several organizations in the provincial capital, however, that assist entrepreneurs with financing, networking and mentoring.
Here some organizations that came up with Québec International’s Sébastien Tanguay. These resources would be useful for entrepreneurs located in the Quebec City area who are looking for information on how to build their business.
Whether you’re looking to start your own business or grow it, Québec International is an economic development agency that can provide you with a wide array of services, including support and referral. They also put on activities that can propel your business, and propose alternative methods for forming connections. Québec International also helps businesses in Greater Quebec City to develop and positions themselves competitively on the international market.
The Fondation de l’entrepreneurship (french only) is a non-profit organization that is actively engaged in the promotion of entrepreneurial culture as a mean to ensure the social and economic development of the Quebec. Its program, Réseau M, offers mentorship for entrepreneurs. It’s a high-caliber counseling service by business leaders that will allow your business to follow a path towards success and growth.
La Voix des Entrepreneurs en T.I. de Québec (french only) (VETIQ, the voice of Quebec City IT entrepreneurs) represents the network of IT and communications entrepreneurs in Greater Quebec City. The organization regularly hosts activities that are meant to help you connect with entrepreneurs in your field.
Anges Québec is a network of 150 private investors that find, finance and guide high-potential innovative business in Quebec. They work with several leading associations in Quebec interested in developing and promoting technological innovation. Members of Anges Québec have 47 investments and re-investments under their belt, with an average rate of $450,000 per promising startup.
Ange Québec provides a platform for entrepreneurs to present their projects and ideas to a large group of angel investors that can in turn quickly and efficiently make investments. The organization also puts on activities where entrepreneurs can test their presentation skills with investors.