MONTREAL, February 22, 2015 – Startup Canada (www.startupcan.ca) and the Coalition of the Youth Chamber of Commerce in Quebec (Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec), announced a strategic partnership today aiming to contribute to, promote, and advance entrepreneurship in Quebec.
Monsef Derraji, the CEO of the coalition, says he is “proud to enter this partnership with Startup Canada. Our strategy aligns perfectly with Startup Canada’s mission to foster a community for startup and small business success. Two of the coalition’s objectives include promoting an entrepreneurial ecosystem and showcasing Quebec’s expertise to other provinces in the upcoming years. We will ensure that all of Quebec benefits from this partnership.”
Startup Canada and the Coalition of the Youth Chamber of Commerce in Quebec and are joining efforts to achieve the following strategic priorities:
Promote and encourage initiatives to increase entrepreneurship across the Province of Quebec;
Promote and encourage the development of Startup Communities in major cities across Quebec;
Recommend public policies to foster startup and innovation ecosystems; and,
Promote startups outside the Province of Quebec.
“Connected ecosystems unlock new opportunities for entrepreneurs and unleash the entrepreneurial potential of every Canadian,” said Victoria Lennox, co-founder & CEO of Startup Canada. “This is why I am pleased to establish this landmark MOU with the Coalition of the Youth Chamber of Commerce in Quebec to provide every entrepreneur with a nationally connected startup community and a voice to decision makers in Quebec and our nation’s capital. By working together, we are strengthening Canada as an entrepreneurial nation.”
For more information contact:
Narjisse Ibnattya-Andaloussi, Project Director, Coalition of the Youth Chamber of Commerce in Quebec, firstname.lastname@example.org, 514.933.7595 #1
Kathryn Forrest, Communications Manager, Startup Canada, email@example.com, 613-627-0787 #106
About the Coalition of the Youth Chamber of Commerce in Quebec: Founded in 1992, the Coalition of the Youth Chamber of Commerce in Quebec supports a network of 37 chambers of commerce across Quebec and counts today nearly 10,000 members, among professionals, executives and entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 40. The RJCCQ represents and defends the social and economic interests of young business people to ensure the greatest chances for their success.
About Startup Canada: Startup Canada (www.startupcan.ca) is the leading national social enterprise supporting and giving a voice to entrepreneurs through online programs, national awards, flagship events, partnerships with private sector and government to foster a community for startup and small business success across the country. Learn more at www.startupcan.ca