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THE PROGRAM

CONNECT AND ACCELERATE

The Petit Bassin is a free 4-month acceleration program propelled by la Piscine. It will allow young for companies and non-profit organizations working in the cultural and creative industries to connect with one of La Piscine’s corporate partners and quickly test new their proof of concept in experimental fields made available to them.

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THE THEME

NEW COMMUNITIES WITH RADIO-CANADA

For this third call for entrepreneurs, the Piscine has partnered with Radio-Canada and is seeking digital proposals for creative cultural initiatives that will help the public broadcaster engage with new communities. The goal is to better understand their aspirations, develop a close connection with them, and potentially build collaborative relationships.

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THE PREREQUISITES TO APPLY

HAVE A PROJECT THAT RESPONDS TO THE THEME

You already have a functioning and proven Proof of Concept (POC) that responds to the proposed theme. The program is open to young for-profit companies that have been incorporated in the past 1 – 5 years, or a non-profit organizations without limit as to incorporation date but that demonstrates the potential for rapid growth based on the recent development of an innovative new product or service.

OWN YOUR PROJECT

Whether you are a for profit company or non-profit organization, you must wholly own the intellectual property of the product or service that you propose to test in the program. After experimenting your Proof of Concept, you will have the opportunity to validate the interest of the thematic partner to invest in a more fully developed prototype and to define the conditions of this future collaboration together.

BE READY TO ENGAGE IN THE PROGRAM

If you are selected, the key members of your decision-making team must be available to participate fully in the four month program, including training and coaching sessions, consultations with experts, working sessions with the partners and the deployment of your Proof of Concept in the field.

MILESTONES

  • 1

    CALL FOR ENTREPRENEURS

    Until September 12th, 2019 Midnight EDT
    Companies and non-profits wishing to participate in the program submit their proposals online.

  • 2

    PRE-SELECTION

    September 18th, 2019
    10 Companies and non-profits will be pre-selected based on the submissions received.

  • 3

    SPEED-DATING

    September 25th, 2019
    5 Companies and non-profit will be selected to begin the program!

  • 4

    START OF THE PROGRAM

    October 16th, 2019
    Acceleration begins: be ready to connect and reflect intensely on your growth!

  • 5

    EXPERIMENTATIONS

    January - March 2020
    It’s now or never to test your proof of concept!

PARTNERS

Themes Partners

New Experiences
Oct 2018 - Feb 2019
New Conversations
March 2019 - June 2019
New Communities
Oct. 2019 - March 2020

Program Partner

Strategic Partner

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