Impact Grant

Are you a startup in Quebec? This is your chance to shine! The Fonds de solidarité FTQ is excited to once again launch the Impact grant, a $25,000 prize reserved for the most innovative impact startup. We celebrate the boldness and creativity of startups that aim to create a better future for everyone.

Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for our grantmake sure you meet the following criteria: 

  • Your startup must be incorporated and have its headquarters in Québec.

  • At least one of the founders must work full-time in the startup.

  • Your startup must demonstrate its positioning as an impact-driven enterpriseaiming for both financial performance and positive impact on environmental and/or social aspects. This impact should align with at least one of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

The Process:

Pitch to the judges! 

Our investor judges will be on the ground, roaming around during the three-day festival. You’ll easily recognize them by their investor judge badges with a green lanyard. 

 You’ll find them at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ table in the Startupfest Village or directly on the site. The beauty of the concept is that you can pitch anywhere and anytime

You’ll have a few minutes to present your project to the judgesThey can do so in their preferred language: French or English. 

Selection Process: 

Startups have until 5:00 PM on Thursday, July 11th, to present their pitch to the investor judges.

Subsequently, the judges will crown the winning startup during the afternoon closing ceremony. 

Last year, it was the company Iris+Arlo that took the prize. Who will be next?

Good luck to everyone! 


Final judges to be announced in the coming weeks!

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