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On June 5th, I attended an evening organized by the Poly-UdeM Entrepreneurship Center, as part of the Innovinc-RBC program. The evening presented the 14 finalist companies made up of students and recent graduates and selected the winners of a total prize of $ 55,000, to be divided among the best projects.

It was a very interesting evening. Even if it started a little late (the jury deliberated until the last minute on the winners), there were around a hundred people present, two guests came to talk about their entrepreneurial experience (Paul Shenouda of Wilder Harrier and Laurence Dumont of NEV) and finally, there were the business ideas. 14 to be precise and all could emerge as a full-fledged business.

Here they are:
  • Myelin: Artificial intelligence application that makes all information about mental health accessible and answers your questions in a personalized way.
  • Maxen: Artificial intelligence energy management solution for a building using existing solutions already in place.
  • BeeTask: Platform connecting students and people with loss of autonomy and needing help at home.
  • F4Us: Urban greenhouse recycling its own nutrients and offering organic products all year long.
  • Science+: Platform connecting research projects and people wishing to participate in these research projects.
  • Hudson Hill: Investment platform promoting transparency and its members' interests.
  • Algophysio: Application allowing physiotherapy clinics to optimize administrative and follow-up operations through digitization and automation.
  • Boursify: Make your activities an opportunity to learn, and be entertained, about the stock market.
  • Jars: An application that allows roommates to pay and split bills fairly.
  • Spotfields: A soccer game organization platform, bringing together players with different skill levels, at a selected location, and with the desired schedule. This platform also books referees.
  • Koïos intelligence: Solution helping decision making in the world of insurance and finance.
  • GM Technologie: Mechanical failure prevention system for wind turbines.
  • Legal Tec: Platform helping lawyers with civil procedure deadlines and the management of their practice.
  • ChrysaLabs: Instant soil composition analyser allowing farmers to better manage their soil and use the appropriate fertilizers.
  • At the end of the evening, the winners of the contest were announced:
  • Myelin (3rd place) winning a prize of $ 10 000
  • ChrysaLabs (2nd place) winning a prize of $ 15 000
  • Maxen technologie (1st place) winning a prize of $ 20 000
  • Boursify (public's choice) wins a $ 5,000 prize
  • And Sience+ wins the $ 5,000 Ficsum prize
  • To find out more about the Poly-UdeM Entrepreneurship Center, visit their website at If you have questions or comments, do not hesitate.


    Stéphane Elmaleh-Riel, B.Ed., MBA
    Marketing consultant