Acceleration Program

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.

  • 12 weeks
  • 100% free
  • 100 workshops

Key Dates


November 7th

Applications open


December 20

Deadline to submit your application



Cohort Starts

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





french and english

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

Rémi Richard

Entrepreneur in residence - Medtech

Centech startups have their say

Acceleration Program : The Selection Process

Step 1: Pre-selection committee

An evaluation of the submitted applications is made according to the following criteria: the project is realistic and has a potential for commercialization, the project includes a significant technological advance and/or a patentable innovation and the project is part of the distinctive sectors and technological vectors of Centech.

Following this evaluation, the teams or individuals of the selected projects will be contacted for an interview. Projects that are not selected will receive an email indicating the main reason why they were not selected.

Step 2: Selection Interview

You will be contacted for an interview of about 15 minutes during which we will ask you questions about you and your project. Teams or individuals from selected projects will be invited to join the cohort. Projects that are not selected will receive an email indicating the main reason why they were not selected.