Fosse aux lions 2023: Finalists announcement!

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CDEM is thrilled to announce that the Fosse aux lions (Lion’s Den) finale will take place on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 pm. This entrepreneurial competition will happen at the Théâtre Cercle Molière and will be broadcast live on Facebook. 

Register here to attend the Lion’s Den finale

The finale will be broadcast live on Facebook on April 7 starting at 7 pm.

The 4 finalists of this 11th edition are:


Frères Jacques Inc. is an authentic brand of pâté from a French family recipe. Inspired by his father’s recipe, Laurent, one of the eight children of the Jacques family, launched “Tony’s Pâté” and offers two products: a pork liver pâté and a smoked trout pâté. The pork pâté is all-natural, preservative-free and made entirely with Manitoban herbs and spices. The smoked trout pâté is decadent and delicious. It has a smooth texture, and a rich, slightly smoky flavour. Other pâtés are being developed.


J’em Nature offers a variety of workshops and one-of-a-kind outdoor and tourism experiences year-round: ice fishing with equipment and cabin rental, guided excursions, picnic baskets, etc. J’em Nature is situated on the outskirts of St. Malo, in the municipality of De Salaberry, which will offer unique and ecological housing this summer 2023. Accommodations and experiences can be booked together or separately. 


Navi Pickups is an on-demand transportation solution application platform that connects customers to the ever-growing driver pool of trucks, flatbed, and cargo van vehicles on the road today. Navi Pickups ensures a safe driver network to support our communities with the goods they need transported from A to B. Their software is designed for ease of use to ensure a rapid response and green efficient delivery occurs each time.



Voyageur Houseboats is Manitoba’s first houseboat rental company to operate within Whiteshell Provincial Park. It offers its guests the opportunity to spend several days in a sheltered and scenic bay of the Winnipeg River on a self-sufficient and sustainably-built boat. In addition to the kayaks or stand-up paddleboards, a variety of excursions are also available to ensure guests make the best of their stay.


Watch the videos of the 4 finalists

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