Questions sur
Le rôle du centech

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACCELERATION AND PROPULSION?
The Accelerator allows you to assess your business project during a 12-week period. During this period, you’ll benefit from the support of an entrepreneur-in-residence, and numerous presentations and workshops. The Propulsion program is only for entrepreneurs who have previously verified their business project in the Accelerator. It lasts 2 years and leads to commercialization. It’s required you complete the Acceleration program before starting the Propulsion program.
WHAT START-UP PROCESS DOES CENTECH USE FOR TECH COMPANIES?
After you submit your project to Centech, an initial evaluation of files will be made to determine which candidates will be invited to make a presentation to our selection committee, comprised of business people and entrepreneurs. Then, you will move to the Acceleration program stage. After the 12 weeks, you’ll present your project progress to a second selection committee. After acceptance, you can move into the Propulsion program stage for a maximum of two years.
DO YOU ACCEPT PEOPLE WHO DON’T COME FROM ÉTS?
We accept all entrepreneurs, no matter where they’re from! And we favour multidisciplinary teams. ÉTS students can include an entrepreneurial aspect in their studies: internships and special courses can be done in a start-up, yours or that of your colleagues.
IF I’M ALONE, CAN I SUBMIT A PROJECT?
Certainly! During the 12-week Acceleration program, you’ll have several opportunities to meet your future collaborators. Montréal is bursting with networking opportunities, we’ll give you the best addresses! Our network of contacts with different ÉTS student clubs and in the Montréal start-up ecosystem can be put to use.
HOW DO I GET ACCEPTED TO THE ACCELERATOR?
You must submit your project before the deadline. Candidates whose projects meet the desired criteria will be interviewed by our selection committee. You’ll have to make an 8-minute presentation.
HOW DOES THE ACCELERATOR WORK?
There are three cohorts per year, each of which includes 8 to 16 companies. This model allows for personal accompaniment. During the 3 mandatory weekly meetings, you can meet experienced managers, entrepreneurs with well-established networks, and benefit from the advice of an entrepreneur-in-residence.
HOW DO I GET ACCEPTED TO THE PROPULSION PROGRAM?
Entrepreneurs who have assessed their project in our Acceleration program can submit their project to the selection committee. If accepted, they can take advantage of all the benefits of the Propulsion program for 2 years.
HOW MUCH DO CENTECH SERVICES COST?
Services are free! We don’t take any share of your company and we even offer coffee! 
WHAT SERVICES AND BENEFITS DOES CENTECH OFFER?
Thanks to Centech, you’ll and larger business network, obtain financing and exclusive scholarships, and also profit from support services offered by experts, coaches and mentors. You’ll also have special access to ÉTS facilities and expertise (laboratories, machinery, helped to draft a patent, etc.)..
WHAT ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY? CAN I OBTAIN A PATENT?
Thanks to ÉTS expertise and our network of collaborators, you’ll get support to draft your patent application. The intellectual property of your company belongs to you.

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Who can benefit from the program?
The Centech incubation program is for:
  • ÉTS students and graduates
  • graduates of other Quebec universities
  • engineers in the workforce
  • and anybody else who has a great idea!
The Centech incubation program is for:
To have Centech propel you, you must present your project to the selection committee. For further information, consult the “Apply” section.
How is the program structured?
Companies in Propulsion are hosted at Centech for a maximum of 2 years. During this period they develop, then commercialize their product.
What are the next registration dates?
  • December 1st