Jeunes entrepreneurs gagnent un prix pour un projet avec le vélo Urbana

Young entrepreneurs have won an award for their College Project with the Urbana Bikes!

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Regional Final Québec Entrepreneurship Contest: two awards for projects, and Circuit 4 Plan B Cégep de La Pocatière

At the regional gala 12th edition of the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest, which was held in Trois-Pistoles Friday, May 7, Cégep de La Pocatière distinguished himself through two projects presented and won first prize in their respective categories .

Route 4, a committee of adjustment of electronic equipment, was the big winner in the category College - individual and small group. Jean and Eric Alexander Jolicoeur, students physics technology program, are both architects of this innovative project that involves collecting, inefficient appliances like clocks, hair dryers, or toasters to extract the components reusable and give them a second life. For example, these new electronic systems could be used to operate an amplifier, a fan or even to create movement in an art installation.

The Award winners in the category College - group, Plan B, it is a service loan bike at the Cégep de La Pocatière created by students of different curricula, Simon Bessette, Ariane Côté Lavoie, Amelie Levert-Rossignol, Catherine Langevin-Petel and Charlyn Girouard "In the absence of public transit in the Kamouraska region, too many people use their vehicles to cover short distances and students who do not have vehicles have less access to services and businesses in the region, "explained Ariane Côté-Lavoie, communications manager for Plan B. It will be possible for the people of College and eventually the tourists, to borrow a bicycle free of Urbana specially designed for this type of use.

"While these initiatives are the first business projects for most of these students, they were particularly open to learning and courage to overcome the various stages of project management in extracurricular more! "," Mr. Phillip Laterreur, responsible entrepreneurship student at Cégep de La Pocatière. Schedule, budget, logistics services, etc.. All worked very hard to turn their idea into reality.

Finally, note that 56 projects were presented at the college level in the Lower St. Lawrence and the uncovering of major national awards will be held June 17 in Québec City.

Cégep de La Pocatière extend their most sincere congratulations to the winners and wish them the best of luck for the future.