Need support?

Le Collectif launches its support group to help entrepreneurs in the creative sectors to deal to deal with this 2nd wave


Deadline for application: NOVEMBER 12th, 2020 



The sectoral associations La Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec and Xn Québec as well as the incubators and accelerators and La Piscine are joining forces to provide collective, immediate and essential support to entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative industries (CCI). A project made possible thanks to the contribution of the City of Montreal.


Le Collectif aims to support Montreal start-ups in these industries maintain their activities during the current crisis by providing with a comprehensive toolkit:


Specialized professionals offering online personalized support.

Online programs to seek durable solutions to the crisis.


Inspiring and targeted events and discussion groups.


How to deal with this 2nd wave while remaining in support to your teams?

These four-weeks discussions workshops, one session per week, are designed for entrepreneurs in the creative sectors who wish to discuss issues related to crisis management within their companies. These sessions will take place in closed group settings. They will address various themes such as human resources management, change and stress management, etc.

The objective is to better tool managers and help them be more supportive of employees.

We are offering to run sharing sessions inspired by the co-development
methodology that allows participants to multiply perspectives in order
to think and act in ways that will cultivate collective intelligence.
The sessions will be facilitated by Marie-Hélène Langlois of Sismik
Culture d'impact.
Marie-Hélène is a born communicator, pedagogue, and convener. She will
share with you a strategic thought process rich with more than 10 years
of experience in organizational culture development, training on
leadership management skills and facilitation of co-development


Terms and conditions:

  • 12 people max (1 member per studio), first come, first served;

  • private group;

  • free and exclusive for members of Xn, La Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec, Zú and La Piscine;

  • four (4) consultation sessions are scheduled – 1h30 / week;

  • sessions will take place on Fridays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am;

  • the cohort starts on Friday, November 13, 2020;

  • Date of the 4 meetings: November 13, November 20.



Benefit from a bank of hours of personalized consultations with professionals in human resources, accounting, taxation and administrative services. This assistance is designed to help entrepreneurs meet immediate needs for specialized expertise.


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Le Collectif creates 3 online coaching programs: 5 cohorts of each 8 weeks, which will allow selected startups, SMEs and NPOs to quickly develop specific approaches adapted to the situation.

SURF Sortie de Vague!

Ride out the COVID wave with La Piscine!

Developed especially for Montreal-based creative and cultural entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations that wish to quickly consolidate their business in order to get out of the crisis as quickly as possible, our Special COVID19 program SURF Sortie de Vague will start at the beginning of June 2020 through the launch of 3 cohorts of 5 companies over 8 weeks of group coaching

Now recruiting!

Submit your candidacy before:

  • June 3 2020 for the first cohort,

  • June 11 2020 for the second cohort,

  • June 16 2020 for the third cohort.

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Facing the crisis

Challenge 1: Adapted technological tools (The containers)

The digital tools we use were designed to complement physical exchanges. Social distancing now forces us to interact through a screen. How can we break down this 5th wall and create engaging technological tools that can fill in for physical interactions? In this challenge, your solution is an innovative tool that facilitates and humanizes virtual social exchanges


With the Genesis program, you can test your concept and explore it from every conceivable angle to build a sustainable project and connect with potential clients.  

Submit your project before June 7

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Facing the crisis

Challenge 2: Innovative entertainment formats (The content)

We are entering a summer like no other. Entertainment companies can no longer bring their community together outdoors or indoors as they did before. In the midst of a crisis, how can they maintain ties with their community and keep the flame alive in the minds of their consumers? For this challenge, your solution is a type of innovative content or a distancing tool that allows emotions to be experienced at a distance, and whose entertainment potential rivals previous gatherings

With the Genesis program, you can test your concept and explore it from every conceivable angle to build a sustainable project and connect with potential clients.  

Submit your project before June 7

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Enjoy these free webinars to share inspiring and targeted discussions related to crisis management and its impacts.


May 28, 2020, 12am to 1pm - Zú

Market pivot – PivoHub’s new brew

The current crisis confronts many entrepreneurs in many ways. When business strategies and plans no longer work, it is time to shift your tactics and to pivot.


June 4, 2020, 12am to 1pm - Zú

Product and Market Pivot – Connected opportunities

When both product and market are turned upside down resilient Quebec entrepreneurs are bouncing back and adjusting by making a pivot in their activities. 

Miniature webinaire Piscine x Collectif.

June 11, 2020 - La Piscine

International Business Continuity 

While a vaccine won’t be ready until 2021, should we stop or continue international business? Join us and be inspired by entrepreneurs who have taken the leap.

June 18, 2020, 12am to 1pm - Zú

Adapt your brand and message in times of crisis

The music industry has already had to adapt to the challenges of the digital area. How did they manage to turn the corner and what can we learn from the music industry?


July 2, 2020, 12am to 1pm - Zú

Remote for creatives

The crisis is forcing entrepreneurs to make a significant digital transition. In this workshop we will present creative tools for startups and creatives that can make remote work more agile while encouraging creativity.

Le Collectif, an initiative: 
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A project made possible thanks to the contribution of the City of Montreal.