The role of centech
During a 12-week period, the Acceleration program allows you to:
- Validate the potential of yout technological project
- Establish the business model
- Strengthen your team and lay the organizational foundation
- Structure the business to grow
- Accelerate the development time to develop a ready-to-market product
- Build a strong financial structure that supports business development and viability
After you submit your application, a jury will decide which candidates will be invited to present before a selection committee, composed of business people and entrepreneurs. Around 30 candidates will be invited to join the Acceleration program. After 12 weeks, all entrepreneurs will present before a jury. Around 10 high potential companies will be selected to join the Propulsion program with a maximum duration of two (2) years.
Centech is open to all entrepreneurs.
Certainly! During the 12-week Acceleration program, you’ll have several opportunities to meet coworkers.
You have to submit your project before the deadline. Candidates whose projects meet the desired criteria will be interviewed by our selection committee.
There are three cohorts per year, each of which includes 8 to 16 companies. This model allows for personal accompaniment. During the 3 mandatory weekly meetings, you can meet experienced managers, entrepreneurs with well-established networks, and benefit from the advice of an entrepreneur-in-residence.
Entrepreneurs who have assessed their project in our Acceleration program can submit their project to the selection committee. If accepted, they can take advantage of all the benefits of the Propulsion program for 2 years.
Centech is a non-profit organization. The Acceleration program is free and open to everyone.
At Centech, you’ll expand your network, obtain financing and grants and benefit from support services offered by experts, coaches and entrepreneurs in residence. You’ll also have access to ÉTS facilities and expertise (labs and equipment subject to availability).
Thanks to ÉTS expertise and our network, you’ll get support to draft your patent application. The intellectual property of your company belongs to you.
The request process
- active entrepreneurs (Companies should have been in the commercialization phase for less than 2 years.)
- all students and graduates
- engineers on the job market
- those who have a technology business idea.
To have Centech propel you, you must present your project to the selection committee. For further information, consult the “Submit your project” section.
Companies in Propulsion are hosted at Centech for a maximum of 2 years. During this period they develop, then commercialize their product.