Treater Wins Druide’s Grand Prize for Entrepreneurship

May 09, 2018

At the Gala for the 20th Défi OSEntreprendre which took place on May 1, Treater Technologies Inc. won Druide’s Grand Prize for entrepreneurship, earning a grant of $3000 and several services. The winners in each official category also received a copy of Druide’s renowned software, Antidote.

Druide informatique has been affiliated with Défi OSEntreprendre, previously known as Concours québécois en entrepreneuriat, for the last seven years. Druide’s principal contribution has been the introduction of the Grand Prize for Entrepreneurship, awarded to the best project from a winner in the entrepreneurship class.

This year, the class received 125 entries, seven of which won in official categories. Out of these seven winners, the jury for Druide’s Grand Prize for Entrepreneurship selected Treater Technologies. They were won over by the determination of Treater's founder, Nada Debay, a gastronomy enthusiast and experienced digital project manager.

Treater has developed a free mobile application for iOS that allows food lovers to find the best restaurants according to their preferences: type of cuisine, location, opening hours, budget and more. The suggested restaurants are carefully selected with the help of reviews by experts, bloggers and journalists specializing in food and restaurants. Treater's innovative application (and site, not only lists the best restaurants in town, it also offers digital gift cards valid in all its partner restaurants. The recipient of the card doesn't need to download the mobile app—it is sent by email, text or Facebook Messenger.

Treater launched in Montreal, where the technology was developed, and plans to extend its services to Toronto and Vancouver by the end of this year. It will include more than 200 carefully hand-picked restaurants. This expansion will greatly benefit users as the Treater gift card can be used in any partnering restaurant and is not specific to a single city.

What’s more, Treater has developed an application allowing restaurant owners to redeem digital gift cards using their smartphones, giving them access to a state-of-the-art system at no upfront cost.

Druide informatique produces and markets Antidote, the most complete writing assistance software suite available for English and French, as well as Typing Pal, the renowned typing tutorial application. The company is also the creator of WebElixir, a quality assurance service for websites. In addition to its software, Druide publishes French-language literature and reference works through its subsidiary, Éditions Druide.