THE LARGEST INNOVATION COMPETITION IN CANADA

The Cooperathon is an open innovation challenge. This “marathon of cooperation” aims at building innovative solutions to actual issues faced by our society. Cocreated by committed citizens, experts and entrepreneurs, these solutions target sustainable social impact.

Are you a change-maker driven by an inspiring idea? Do you want to co-create your solution with large organizations, experts, citizens and other entrepreneurs? The Cooperathon gives you a unique opportunity to build a sustainable impact startup!

 

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THE 7 BASIC PRINCIPLES OF THE COOPERATHON

2017 EDITION

NEW THIS YEAR 

Based on 2016’s great success, Cooperathon is back this year with tons of new stuff !

Among them:

An Impact Startups Track aiming startups dedicated to making a positive and lasting impact in our society. That’s the Cooperathon’S DNA.
The prize for this new track will be a full week training at Silicon Valley to Plug & Play, the world’s largest start-up accelerator. Also on this track, a trip tp Lyon, France, thanks to our partner CIC.

We added a new track: Education.

We are now in 3 cities: Montreal, Quebec City and Lyon (France).

We now offer participants access to the Agorize platform, with all the features required for a great Cooperathon.

 

THE JOURNEY

The Cooperathon is both exciting and demanding for participants.
To help you get the maximum out of this 25 day journey, we prepared a guide which serves as a suggested steps for participants to follow.

This guide will be part of the Participant Kit, distributed at the Cooperathon Kick-off (Oct. 12)
Here is an overview:

DIGITAL INTELLIGENCE SERVING INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES

DIGITAL INTELLIGENCE SERVING INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES

GET INVOLVED

The Cooperathon is an amazing opportunity to leave your footprint in the social entrepreneurship sphere. As a participant, after having formed or joined a team, you will have access to all the activities (competition, workshops, conferences, etc.) and will enter for a chance to win a prize.

Click here to go to the registration form.

You would like to submit your challenge? You need to be registered as a participant and then submit your challenge through the participant platform.

Questions? Feel free to contact us.

Your startup would like to move to the next step and fly to Silicon Valley for a full week training inside one of the world’s biggest accelerators?

Registration for the « Start-up Pitch Alchemist » contest will be available by the end of August.

Any question? Feel free to contact us.

You work for a big organization, public or private, and would like to share a challenge needing the collective ingenuity of the Cooperathon’s participants? Fill the form “Launch your challenge”.

Any question? Feel free to contact us.

You want to and can dedicate a few hours of your time to the Cooperathon to experience it? We already love you!

Click here to register as a volunteer.

Any question? Feel free to contact us.

You have the experience to support a participating team of the Cooperathon?

To send your application as a mentor, please fill the form at mentors.cooperathon.com.

Any question? Feel free to contact us.

You are a renowned expert in technologies or in your specialty field? You think that some of the participating teams could benefit from your know-how?

To send your application as an expert, please fill the form at experts.cooperathon.com.

Any question? Feel free to contact us.

2017 PRIZES

Prompt Hexagramme Prize
$ 12,500
Best digital media solution (general)

Prompt Hexagramme Health Prize
$ 12,500
Best digital media solution (health)


Impact Startups Track Prize
Plug N’Play Accelerator – Flight, training and hosting at Silicon Valley
CIC Prize – “Innover dans un monde qui bouge”, flight included

FINTECH

Financial and health education

$ 5,000
(out of which $2,500 is offered by FCP – Ferst Capital Partners)
Pitch to executives from Desjardins and FCP
Support post-Cooperathon by FCP


Fraud prevention and Cybersecurity

$ 5,000
(offered by Desjardins)


Payments

$ 5,000
(offered by Desjardins)

HEALTH

Employee and Family Health

$ 5,000
(offered by Desjardins Insurance)
Business lunch with managers from Desjardins Insurance
Pitch at a Hacking Health Café
4 YMCA gift certificates (3 months)


Patient and Family Health

Support from CHU Ste Justine Innovation Platform OR
Support from CHUM Carrefour de l’innovation
Pitch at a Hacking Health Café
4 YMCA gift certificates (3 months)

EDUCATION

$ 5,000
(out of which $2,500 offered by Fondation Desjardins)
Support post-Cooperathon by Credo (10 hours)


Innovation Grants by Fondation Desjardins

$ 10,000 for Fondation Jasmin Roy, if solution selected
$ 10,000 for Allô Prof, if solution selected
$ 10,000 for Academos, if solution selected

SMART CITY

$ 5,000
(out of which $2,500 offered by City of Montreal)
Support post-Cooperathon by InnoCité MTL Accelerator (5 hours)


OTHER PRIZES

Fondation Montréal inc. Prize

Fondation Montréal inc. is glad to offer a one-year access to Zone Montréal inc. powered by Desjardins Entreprises. Fondation Montréal inc. propels towards success young and promising Montreal-based entrepreneurs through grants, highly skilled business volunteers and access to a high-level business network.


Desjardins Lab Prize
Desjardins Lab consulting services
(5 consultations of 2 hours each)


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CONTACT

General Inquiries
info@cooperathon.com

Media and Press Relations
Mme Annie-Josiane Bujold
media@desjardins.com
1 866 866-7000, ext. 5553436

Media Press Kit
media.cooperathon.com

 

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