CENTECH ACCELERATION PROGRAM

Ready to get started? With our approach, you’ll come in contact with potential clients and will quickly get the feedback you need to improve your prototype and your business model.
Centech: The ideal partner for accelerating your tech project’s becoming a reality

DETAILS ABOUT THE CENTECH ACCELERATION PROGRAM

The Centech Acceleration Program is completely free and will allow your project to materialize.

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COHORTS DEDICATED EXCLUSIVELY TO TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURS

  • 3 groups per year, serving 8–16 tech companies
  • A well-structured program over 12 weeks
  • Weekly workshops led by an entrepreneur in-residence

CUSTOMIZED COACHING

  • Clinics led by experts in legal, financial, marketing and commercial affairs
  • Private coaching sessions
  • Case studies and presentations by entrepreneurs and influential people from the business world
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WORKSPACES ADAPTED FOR START-UPS

  • Access anytime (24/7) throughout the program period.
  • An open-air work space, meeting rooms, manufacturing workshop, Wi-Fi network and all office amenities

AFTER THE ACCELERATION PROGRAM

The most promising projects from the accelerator program are chosen by a selection committee and invited to join our propulsion program for a maximum of 2 years.

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WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS PROGRAM?
Entrepreneurs who are ready to test their business model, develop a minimum viable product, and present their project to investors.
  • ÉTS students and graduates
  • graduates of other universities
  • engineers in the workforce
  • and anybody else who has a great idea!
WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
Submit your project. It must be accepted by the selection committee to qualify you for the Acceleration program. For each cohort, the committee selects 8 to 16 promising projects.
WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?
During the last week of the Acceleration program, entrepreneurs present their company to a selection committee comprised of business people and investors. The most promising projects will be chosen to be part of the incubator. For further information, consult the “Apply” section.
HOW IS THE PROGRAM STRUCTURED?
Incubating companies are housed at Centech for 12 weeks. During this time, they will establish their value proposition, develop their sales pitch and meet clients.
What are the next registration dates?
  • August 4, 2017
  • December 1, 2017
FAQ
Other questions? Check our FAQ

COME TO ONE OF OUR INFORMATION SESSIONS

Come learn more about what makes our programs so special. You’ll have the chance to meet the Centech team, talk to other entrepreneurs and learn about the experiences of entrepreneurs currently being supported by Centech.

SOME COMPANIES WE’VE PROPELLED

They chose Centech. We are proud to have helped them take off.

OUR ENTREPRENEURS TALK ABOUT CENTECH

“ By joining Centech I saved time and was able to throw myself completely into developing my project. My team and I benefited from the resources and knowledgeable advice—as well as from ÉTS’s unique reputation! I was looking for something special and I found it at Centech. ”

Pascal Chiva-Bernard

ARA Robotique

“ Choosing Centech was a great idea. At first, I considered it because it was a technology incubator offering innovative equipment. Then, I discovered that growing in an entrepreneurial setting allowed me to develop skills beyond those of being an engineer. I was able to become a better public speaker, manager and entrepreneur. The program they offer is really comprehensive! ”

Keaven Martin

EVEY

“ Making our project a reality at Centech allowed us to do several things. The first was, of course, to get access to cutting-edge materials and labs—which let us create our prototype. This is one of the major challenges when you decide to create a product, and thanks to Centech, we were able to move from plans to concrete experiments. Very few incubators offer this possibility. ”

Jonathan Coulombe

MECADEMIC

“ Centech supported us throughout the prototype phase, as well as, now, during launching. It offers us a universe of information—classified, organized and available—as well as excellent, close connections. Doors were opened for us. Centech is highly respected and is an excellent partner that continues to help us evolve as tech entrepreneurs. ”

Andy Ta

Ecotuned