Challenge your
inner entrepreneur

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A group of professionals who have joined forces with one goal in mind:
to help your startup reach the next level by providing
legal, leadership, financial and strategic advice.

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Think you have what it takes? Apply now!

What Profile?

  • You have a clear business model
  • You aim for strong growth
  • You have sales revenue
  • You want to raise money in the next 18 months
  • You are building a team


  • September 25th: Opening of applications
  • November 1st: End of applications
  • Early November: Pre-selection of startups
  • Mid November: Pitch and selection of 4 startups
  • 12 months later: Final pitch to Montreal's business community

What Services?

50 hours of consulting/services across 12 months:
  • Financial and strategic advice offered by Accuracy
  • Legal advice offered by BCF
  • Organizational performance coaching offered by Esprit de Corps

Who we are

Meet the professional advisors that will help you


BCF Business Law is the go-to firm for business leaders, growing companies, and well-established global enterprises in Quebec and Canada

Business Law


Accuracy is an international firm providing strategic and financial consulting to companies in various industries

Strategy and Finance

Lynda Smith

Groupe Esprit de Corps is a consulting agency specialized in leadership coaching, team mobilization and the emergence of corporate culture, founded in 2002 by Gilles Barbot.

Esprit de Corps

Why You Should Apply

An entrepreneurial adventure is made up of a series of critical moments during which startups must not only survive, but strive. Let our combined expertises help you prepare for sustainable growth.


Due diligence of the legal requirements for your fundraising or training on the legal issues faced by entrepreneurs.


Preparation and/or critical review of your business model, elaboration of a financial and operational monitoring dashboard or validation of your cost price.


Support to maximize your interpersonal communication skills in order to better present your project and mobilize your team.

How to Apply

Appplications are now closed for the Zone Bleue 2019-2020 edition.

Stay tuned for the 2020-2021 edition! What does it take to apply?

Please provide a short video (1 to 2 minutes max) that explains your startup and helps you stand out as an entrepreneur.

Introduce yourself

What is your success criterion? What promise do you make to yourself to achieve this criterion?

Present your startup

Number of employees, growth stage, realized and expected funding / sales

Show your motivation

Why is your startup innovative and what are you expecting from this mentoring program?

Cohort 2019-2020

Meet the start-ups that were chosen this edition

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