Combining experience with youth to stimulate growth
Combining experience with youth to stimulate growth

Please note: the candidacy period for young companies grant 2023 is now closed.

The mutual aid that our experiences of experience wish to the entrepreneurial succession is materialized with this scholarship program. Helping young companies to surround themselves well, facilitate the creation of business opportunities and increase their chance of success are the main objectives.


Do you want to support the next generation of Quebec leaders?

Contribute to the succession fund

The AQT grants for young techno companies, for the year 2023-2024, includes more of $ 6,000 in prices, or …

1 membership

Membership of a year to the AQT with all the privileges of regular members

1 inscription

Registration in a discussion group of the AQT for the year 2023-2024 (worth $ 350)

2 tickets

1 ticket to Vision PDG 2024 (worth $ 4,000)
1 ticket to Big Bang 2023 (worth $ 1,500)

3 sessions

3 sessions of support with Techno Experience members (management, strategy, finances, human capital or marketing)

4 passes

4 passes for other AQT activities to be chosen

Eligibility criteria

If you recognize yourself in this profile, send us your application

  • Having your head office in Canada
  • Be incorporated according to provincial or federal law
  • Be in the Quebec Business Register
  • Work in the techno-digital sector
  • Avessor 18 months and five years of existence
  • Be in the marketing process and demonstrate a minimum annual turnover of $ 500,000
  • Having concrete development plans
  • Not to be engaged in legal procedures and have no legal recourse against the company

In an effort to promote diversity and inclusion as well as the social involvement of businesses, here are some elements that could promote applications.

The company's CEO is identified as ...

  • Woman
  • Disabled person
  • Aboriginal
  • Visible or immigrant minority

The company shows good management practices in terms of ...

  • Access to equality in employment
  • Social responsibility
  • Eco -responsibility
  • Sustainable development and circular economy
  • Parity between genres in management positions
  • EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion)


Selected companies must:

  • Participate in the activities offered as part of the Stock Exchange;
  • Provide a testimony video and authorize its dissemination in the communication tools and social networks of the AQT;
  • Contribute with the amount of $ 100 per month during the first 12 months of his membership;
  • Make the opportunity to participate in the Communication Campaign linked to the Stock Exchange, including possible interviews with the medias or with the AQT communications department;

Complete the form

Please note: the application period for scholarships young companies 2023 is now closed.

Important information

  • Produce a maximum 30-second video to explain why the company should be selected;
  • Applications will be evaluated by an independent jury, formed of AQT members, according to the eligibility criteria mentioned above;
  • Number of scholarships offered this year (between 5 and 10), depending on the number of eligible applications and the participation of contributors.

Support for Young Companies Grants

If you wish to contribute to the AQT succession fund to help the development of young techno companies, please complete the commitment form for this purpose.

Thank you to the companies that contributed

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Testimony of the few recipients

William Viau
CEO, Studio Viau

I would like to express all my gratitude to the program, young companies, from which I benefited last year. Thanks to the grant obtained, I was able to establish precious connections that transformed my business into a real growth engine. The events I had access, such as Vision CEO and the Big Bang AQT, opened the doors to me to a world of knowledge and sharing inspiring stories. Meetings with exceptional people have greatly contributed to the development of my business at dazzling speed. Today, I am proud to be a member of the AQT and I strongly encourage you to apply for this grant.

Geneviève Provencher, PDG de Flow

Geneviève Provencher
CEO, Flow

When the AQT offered us a Young Business Grant, our company began marketing. The program that was offered to us included substantial discounts for Vision PDG and Big Bang events. Not to mention the wealth of key contacts that have offered us advice that are priceless.

Geneviève Provencher, CEO of Flow, Recipient of a Young Business Grant in 2020

Jonathan Lessard, Président et cofondateur de Nexapp

Jonathan Lessard
President and co-founder, NexApp

Since we joined the AQT, our company has gone from 10 to 75 employees. The young company’s scholarship offered by the AQT has allowed us to invest in the development of our business network and above all to access managers that have cumulative years of experience. At the time of this scholarship in 2018, our company had to make very wise choices and the scholarship program made many services that we would have been private.

Jonathan Lessard, President and co-founder of NexApp

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