May 13, 2013
Antoine Chupin, a BBA student at HEC Montréal, is one of three recipients of the 2013 Pierre Péladeau Bursaries. He received $30,000 to help develop his Jard'iN project, marketing vertical hydroponic gardens that allow city-dwellers to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs. The tower-like structure holds up to 48 plants, with LED lighting and a reservoir with a pump.
This is the 15th straight year that Pierre Péladeau Bursaries have been awarded to support young Quebec entrepreneurs. Since they were launched in 1999, $1.3 million has gone to helping more than 45 young entrepreneurs start up a business, carry out their business plans, and develop their products and markets. Students of all Quebec universities are eligible. Every year, three projects are chosen by an independent jury. This year’s jury members were: