A program to meet your ambitions

12 weeks to accelerate your startup

The Acceleration Program is the gateway to Centech. It  provides free and personalized support, as well as an exclusive access to workshops, tools and key resources, and to an ecosystem of innovation partners. Centech and the Acceleration program are primarily for companies in the deeptech, medtech or edtech fields.

  • 12 weeks
  • 100% free
  • 100 workshops

Selection Criteria

To qualify for the Acceleration program, your project must meet the following requirements:

  • The project is realistic and has potential for commercialization
  • The project includes a significant technological advance and/or patentable innovation
  • The project is part of the distinctive sector and technological vectors promoted by Centech

Benefits of the Acceleration Program

The Acceleration Program is a support program open to all and 100% free. It offers many advantages:

50+ hours of group workshops

Weekly mentoring sessions

Free Access 24/7 to our collaborative workspaces and meeting rooms

The opportunity to introduce your startup

to our network of investors and key players

Collaborating with corporate partners who are members of the Collision Lab

Networking events with Centech's ecosystem

Acceleration Program : Key Figures



per year



of workshops, conferences and expert advice


workshop and conferences



Achieve your startup goals

As part of your participation in the Acceleration program, you will be able to:


Validation of your tech project’s potential and specifying the product to be commercialized


Structure, practice and present your pitches

Business model

Choosing the right business model to conquer the target market and achieve your growth objectives


Strengthening your team and building the organizational foundations of your future business

Coaches and Entrepreneurs in Residence

All participants in Centech’s programs benefit from the valuable advice of Centech’s Entrepreneurs in Residence (EeR). These successful entrepreneurs have been selected for their expertise and inspiring journey.

Daleyne Guay

Entrepreneur in residence - Tech

Doryne Bourque

Entrepreneur in residence - Tech

Isabelle Bettez

Entrepreneur in residence - Tech

Martin Enault

Chief - Entrepreneur in residence

Patrick d’Astous

Investor in residence

Carl Malartre

Entrepreneur in Residence - Edtech

Caroline Chevrier

Entrepreneur in residence - Medtech

Daniel Drouet

Entrepreneur in residence - Tech

Félix Morin

Entrepreneur in residence - Edteq Succès Scolaire

Jean-Luc Deschamps

CFO in residence

Jean-Pierre Robert

Entrepreneur in residence - Medtech

Pascal Labrecque

Entrepreneur in residence - Tech & Medtech Propulsion seulement / Propulsion only

Steven Arless

Entrepreneur in residence - Medtech

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