SBC competition

Mosaic, HEC Montréal’s Creativity & Innovation Hub is proud to have supported the first edition of the “Social Business Creation” (SBC), an international competition organized by our colleague Mai Thi Thanh Thai, Associate Professor at the Department of entrepreneurship and innovation. This competition aims to promote social entrepreneurship.

Structured like a course, this international event organized by HEC Montréal could be accredited (3 credits) in your M.Sc. The registration was officially opened to partner universities worldwide. It allowed undergraduate or graduate students to give their idea of social enterprise the necessary exposure to quickly be able to make a difference.

The partnership between Mosaic and SBC aims to promote interaction between groups of students from all countries passionate about the implementation of creative and innovative ideas with a strong social impact. For this first edition of SBC, Lucy Stojak Director of the Mosaic Summer School was invited as a judge of the competition.  She confirmed that three representatives from the top 2 winning teams of the competition would participate in the 9th edition of the Montreal-Barcelona Summer School on Management of Creativity & Innovation to be held from June 28 to July 15, 2017.


Here are the winning teams from this year’s competition.


First place:

ProtEra: the future of food, McGill University, Canada

Country: Republic of Mali

Project: Develop insect farming in West Africa, to help create a sustainable, affordable and widely available food source.


  • Sidiki A. Sow, CEO


  • Tess Pereira, CFO




  • Pierre O. Maquart, CTO



  • N’Golopé Koné, TC




Second place:

PediCare, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh

Country: Popular Republic of Bangladesh

Project: Provide nutritional supplements for parents unable to meet their infants’ dietary needs, and thereby contribute to healthy infant growth.


  • Kazi Mesbah Ur Rahman, Executive Director



  • Shamsun Nahar, Marketing Director



  • Margot Mollat, Public Relations



  • Bhaskar Sarkar, Finance Director



  • Faisal Bin Abul Kasem, Supply director