Financing

 A FINANCIAL LEVER TO
SUPPORT INNOVATIVE YOUNG LEADERS
AND ENTREPRENEURS


Launched in 1986 by the Desmarais family, the S.I.J. fund is designed to
promote entrepreneurship among young people across Quebec by
financially supporting their start-ups, acquisitions and investments
in the capital stock ventures.

LOANS UP TO $150,000
AIMED AT ENTREPRENEURS AGED 18 TO 40

With the S.I.J. fund, the technology incubator which already plays a key role in supporting young
up-and-coming companies and that contributes to local economic growth, will further expand its impact, facilitating access to financing for the next generation of entrepreneurs.

AN IMPACT FUND THAT HAS DEMONSTRATED SUCCESS


To date, the S.I.J. fund has financed over 450 companies including Acquisio, BonLook, Frank and Oak, Ludia, GardaWorld, Orion Software and Moment Factory. The program has contributed to the emergence of key players that now constitute some of the finest companies in the province and that alone generated over $ 2 Billion in revenue in 2020.

“The S.I.J. fund is a great tool that is flexible and that has demonstrated tremendous success. It enables us to add yet another string to our bow and to further leverage our collaboration with key Quebec financial stakeholders. For our entrepreneurs, it also means a complete range of services (office spaces, personalized coaching, an export program and now financing), all under one roof.”
Christian Perron, President and COO, CEIM

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