Free Workshops
on starting-up a Business.

Thinking of starting-up your business?

Have you dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur for a long time? You have an idea, but you don't know where to start? You started your business but still need a better structure for your approach?

Our free pre-startup and business start-up workshops are made for you. By registering, you will benefit from complete workshops, adapted to the realities of entrepreneurship today. These workshops are essential to get off to a good start and avoid pitfalls. Our team of passionate experts will help you better structure your business idea and give you access to personalized and group support that will help you make your dream a reality.

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What you will
learn by following
the workshops.*

  • How to specify and structure your business idea;
  • How to acquire the knowledge and develop the skills and competencies necessary to become an entrepreneur;
  • Validate the viability and profitability of your project;
  • Demonstrate the presence of a potential market and define your target clientele;
  • Better understand the needs of your potential customers and the competitive environment you will face;
  • Base your decisions on quantitative and qualitative data rather than intuitive ones;
  • Create an action and marketing plan based on what sets you apart.

Free and

  • Our 30-hour workshops spread over 10 weeks (3 hours per week) are completely free;
  • You can take the workshops face-to-face** or virtually in the comfort of your home;
  • Choose between a day or evening schedule;
  • Take advantage of individual and group support;
  • Receive advice from experts in entrepreneurship, web marketing, accounting and sales, etc.;
  • Access concrete and effective tools;
  • Develop your first business network;

*Program Eligibility
These workshops are for you if you are 18 or older, live on the territory of the South Shore of Montreal, wish to explore a business idea, are in the process of pre-starting or starting a business and/or wish to become self-employed. Certain conditions apply. Contact us to confirm your eligibility.


Ready to take the plunge?

For more information or to submit your application for the workshops on pre-startup, register directly for the next cohort that suits you or contact us.

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Quote Cybelle Biard

Thanks to CAE Capital, my project is much more solid, clear, concrete, thought through, and I am ready to launch my business. The CAE Capital team made a big difference in my business start-up, namely in terms of the production, development and writing of my business plan with the 10-week workshop. Thank you for everything, you guys are amazing.

Cybelle Biard
Nature & Gratitude
Participant in the business pre-startup cohort

Get a financial boost to get you started

Get a financial boost
to get you started

Participants who have successfully completed the 10-week workshop are eligible, under certain conditions, to apply for financing between $5,000 and $15,000 through our Access Fund designed to support start-up businesses.

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Support for
Self-Employment (SSE).

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