January 24, 2014
At its 13th Maillons d’or gala award ceremony on January 20, the Conseil québécois de la franchise (CQF) (the Quebec franchise council) handed out two Bell Media/CQF bursaries worth $2,500 each to HEC Montréal students for their innovative entrepreneurial projects. The award winners were Rodolphe Barrere and Louis Delaoustre (BBA), co-founders of PotLoc, and Piedad Sáenz (Master of Management in Cultural Enterprises), founder of LadyBooks.
PotLoc is a new Montréal firm that gives people in the community a chance to have a say in creating neighbourhoods that suit them. It lets Montrealers vote on the stores they need in their neighbourhood. LadyBooks is a new literary agency that represents local and foreign publishers in the Spanish-speaking market, specializing exclusively in children’s literature.
Congratulations to all three student entrepreneurs!
Claude Ananou, Full-time Lecturer (Management), the winners – Rodolphe Barrere, Louis Delaoustre and Piedad Sáenz – with André Allard, Honorary Gala Chair and Vice-President, Sales, Astral Out-of-Home, Bell Media inc.