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


May 16th

Applications open


July 5th

Deadline to submit your application


September 12th

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

Ready for the adventure ?

Join the next cohort of Centech’s Acceleration Program. Be part of the 30 projects selected to be part of each cohort. Do not miss your chance!

Acceleration Program : The Selection Process

Step 1: Pre-selection committee

The Preselection Committee ensures that the entrepreneurial project meets the selection criteria:

Submit a presentation including a maximum of 9 slides (PDF format) detailing your project.

This presentation has to include a description of :

– Your idea
– The innovative aspect of your project
– The market you have identified
– Your motivation to join Centech’s Acceleration Program
– An overview of your experience and expertise

Submit a 60-second video where you discuss the following elements: your project, your innovation, your team and the reasons why you chose Centech.

The pre-selection committee identifies the most promising projects and invites the designated teams to present their idea and their company in front of a jury composed of industry experts.

If your project is not selected, we will send you an email indicating the main reason for this decision.

Step 2: Selection Jury

The teams of the selected projects present their idea or company to the selection jury (5 minutes per presentation).

Following the presentation, the jury asks questions to enable it to better assess the project (5 minutes).

The finalists will be informed of the choice of the jury the same day.
Thhe selected projects will be invited to join the next Acceleration cohort.

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