Thursday, 26 April 2018

CENTECH announces the companies chosen for its Acceleration Program

Montreal, April 25. For immediate release. Richard Chénier, CENTECH Director, announced earlier today the names of 15 technology projects selected for its Acceleration Program. At the same time, Richard Chénier announced the eight companies selected to participate in Centech’s first cohort of InnoCité-SmartCities.

Starting in May, these 23 startup companies will benefit from the support and advice of the Acceleration Program, a 12-week path that will allow them to develop their ideas into concrete, realistic and rational projects.

The selected technology entrepreneurs stand out for the quality of their submissions and the commercial potential of their products and services. They will receive free access to CENTECH services and training provided by experts and conference leaders at the top of their fields of expertise.

Here are the companies accepted by the Summer 2018 Acceleration Program:
- Cano; Cold Chain Science Enterprise; Opto Dynamique; Definitechs; Alinea; Vectis Drive; Hosker Tec; SkillfulBots; GM Technologies; Ectopic; CIBUS; Mechasys; EON-T; Talentseed; Solutions UpField.
The scope of the companies ranges from Robotics to AI, and from EDTech to CONTech.
The companies comprising Centech’s first cohort of InnoCité-SmartCity are:
- SpotEv; Urba Earth; BlueCity Technology; IAER Solutions; DEMTL; Proxybus; The Living|in Company; Flagtown.

“It’s fascinating to see the quality of projects presented,” noted Richard Chénier. “The interest in our first Innocité-Smart City group and the support offered by our residents and entrepreneurs in residence cannot be denied. The purpose of our accelerator is enhancing the performance and success of our entrepreneurs.”

About the Acceleration Program
The 12-week Acceleration Program is the mandatory gateway to Centech services. Based on the Lean Startup approach, selected companies must create the basis for their business model and understand the dimensions and challenges of successful companies.

Founded in 1996 by the École de Technologie Supérieure, and located in the heart of Montréal’s Quartier de l’innovation, CENTECH is a tech entrepreneurial centre dedicated to technology companies with high growth potential. Recognized by UBI (University Business Network) as one of the world’s most effective accelerators, CENTECH acts as a veritable growth machine. It has created one of the greatest densities of high-level tech entrepreneurs in Canada.
Our special partners are the professional services firm Deloitte, Tak Design, Economic Development Canada (EDC) and Québec’s department of economy, science and innovation. They provide advice and support to Centech startup companies.