Who We Are


Learn about our mission and who is behind the Challenge

How we started.

In 2020, we launched The Young Investors Challenge, which is one of the largest investment competitions in the world. We designed and developed a web platform, and $10,000 in cash prizes was awarded to the winners. For the 2020-21 edition, more than 3,800 teenagers from the United States & Canada registered for free, and the initiative was featured on Nasdaq, Bloomberg, The Motley Fool and more.

Throughout the Challenge, many participants asked us for resources that they could use to learn about investing. We then realized that many teenagers lack financial education and are unable to find a proper learning environment. For that exact reason, we are attempting to change the world of financial education!

Financial literacy is part of the backbone of a healthy and successful future. We are proud of supporting the Challenge in its mission.

Seth Abbey
Partner, De Grandpré Chait

Meet our leadership

The Young Investors Challenge team is composed of three ambitious and driven young individuals.

  • Charles Frédette

    Founder, Executive Director

    Charles is a current finance student at HEC Montreal, having graduated from Marianopolis College in Honours Commerce in 2021. He aspires to a career in investment banking.

  • Ryan Dollinger

    Founder, Operations Director

    Ryan is a law student in the entering class of 2022 at the University of Ottawa, having graduated from Collégial international Sainte-Anne in Health Sciences. He is also a nationally and provincially ranked competitive swimmer.

  • Nicolas Bolouri

    Technology Director

    Nicolas is a software engineering student in the entering class of 2022 at McGill University, having graduated from Marianopolis College in Honours Pure and Applied Sciences. He also competes in triathlons on the international stage.


View the companies and organizations that have sponsored us in the first two editions of the Challenge!

  • National Bank of Canada

    Founding Partner

  • DZD Hardwood

    Founding Partner

  • Planchers Bellefeuille

    Founding Partner

  • Degrandpré Chait

    Founding Partner

  • #RisingYouth

    2021, 2022

  • MNP


  • Studio Cookie


  • Marianopolis College

    2021, 2022

Want to sponsor us?

We are looking for strategic partners to promote our initiatives and create strong relationships with companies involved in the community!

View our prospectus