Cooperathon comes to Ottawa-Gatineau

Gatineau: August 28, 2018. – Supported by the City of Gatineau, Cilex is the regional partner of Desjardins to propel the Coopérathon in Gatineau and Ottawa.

Scheduled for the upcoming fall season, such an event will be the first of its kind within the Ottawa-Gatineau Region. It will contribute for the development of impact solutions at regional level in order to foster the birth of new entrepreneurial projects.

Organized for its third edition, the Coopérathon is a marathon of cooperation that stimulates exchanges and the emergence of innovative solutions having a real social impact. These solutions can originate from financial techs, energy/environment endeavors, educational organizations and of course, the health sector.

The functioning principle of the Coopérathon is simple: project leaders come with potential solutions and they are supported by a team and mentors to help them build a prototype. During 4 weeks, these participants from various horizons – driven by the will to collaborate in order to improve the well-being of the greatest number of people – benefit from trainings and workshops which enable them to make the transition from the ideation stage to the pitch of the prototype, and ultimately to the finding of their first client.

Registrations are open on the Website of Coopérathon 2018 and all activities will start on September 26.

Altogether a catalyst for technological innovation and a living business facility for entrepreneurs, Cilex journeys together with startups, SMEs and other organizations in their transformation, improvement or technological development processes as well as in the commercialization or marketing of their innovations and digital transition.


Source: Cilex


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