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

Key Dates


April 3rd

Applications open


June 07th

Deadline to submit your application



Cohort Starts

Our next info sessions (in french only)

Meet us during these events to learn more about the Accelerate program and the application process. These meetings take place virtually and sometimes at Centech.

May 30, 2023

10 a.m to 1.00 p.m

in person (at Centech) - FR

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

Are you interested in the Acceleration program?

Do you want to develop your project to its full potential?

Apply now to the next Fall 2023 cohort of the program.

Registrations are now open until June 07, 2023 at 08:00 a.m.

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

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 with one of the program’s manager. 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.