The program supports high potential companies coming from the Acceleration program.

With a maximum duration of two (2) years

  • 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
  • Establish a business model and a marketing strategy

OUR BENEFITS

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A NO-EQUITY PROGRAM

The participation of companies is free from any assignment of equity and intellectual property rights.

COACHING

Personalized coaching (one-on-one) offered by our resident experts.

The program currently has 8 entrepreneurs in residence and 1 CFO upon request.

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GRANTS & ALLOCATION

Companies receive entry grants up to 10,000$ and $25,000 allocation, for a total of $35,000*.

This allocation provides access to professional services such as:

 

  • IP Strategy
  • Legal support
  • Financing and investment strategy
  • Executive coaching
  • Accounting and finance
  • Other essential services

+ access to a portfolio of partners offering professional services at a preferential price.

*It is understood that Centech may, at its discretion and without notice, reduce or increase funding sources.

 

LEADING-EDGE EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

 

  • Software and licenses offered by Centech (3D Experience Platform, SolidWorks, CATIA, Altium, MATLAB and Simulink)
  • Cloud credits offered by our partners (AWS and Google for Startups)
  • ÉTS equipment and labs financed by Centech (ÉTS labs and equipment subject to availability)

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WORK SPACE

Located in Montreal downtown, shared work space or closed office as needed.

The premises include network access, Wi-Fi, printers, manufacturing workshop, meeting rooms, etc.

AND MORE...

  • Events, activities, presentations and clinics related to entrepreneurship
  • A strong network of tech entrepreneurs
  • Support service for the application to certain grants and other governmental programs
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WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE PROGRAM?
The Propulsion program is aimed to entrepreneurs whose project has been selected by the jury at the end of the Acceleration program.
WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
To be accepted, you must have previously validated your project as part of the Acceleration program.
WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?
At the end of the Acceleration program, entrepreneurs present their company to a selection committee comprised of business people and investors. The most promising projects are invited to be part of the Propulsion program. 
HOW IS THE PROGRAM STRUCTURED?
Incubating companies are housed at Centech for a maximum of 2 years. During this time, they develop and commercialize their product.
What are the next registration dates?
You have to submit your project to be eligible for the Acceleration program.
Fall 2021 Cohort : Applications closed. Winter 2022 Cohort : Application dates to come.
FAQ
Other questions? Check our FAQ

REGISTER TO                            OUR INFORMATION SESSIONS

Like to find out more about the Centech and Acceleration and Propulsion programs?

You can meet the Centech team and discuss with our entrepreneur in residence in lead.

These online sessions are open to all and take place on a monthly basis.

SOME COMPANIES WE’VE PROPELLED

They chose Centech. We are proud to have helped them take off.

OUR ENTREPRENEURS TALK ABOUT CENTECH

“ By joining Centech I saved time and was able to throw myself completely into developing my project. My team and I benefited from the resources and knowledgeable advice—as well as from ÉTS’s unique reputation! I was looking for something special and I found it at Centech. ”

Pascal Chiva-Bernard

ARA Robotique

“ Choosing Centech was a great idea. At first, I considered it because it was a technology incubator offering innovative equipment. Then, I discovered that growing in an entrepreneurial setting allowed me to develop skills beyond those of being an engineer. I was able to become a better public speaker, manager and entrepreneur. The program they offer is really comprehensive! ”

Keaven Martin

EVEY

“ Making our project a reality at Centech allowed us to do several things. The first was, of course, to get access to cutting-edge materials and labs—which let us create our prototype. This is one of the major challenges when you decide to create a product, and thanks to Centech, we were able to move from plans to concrete experiments. Very few incubators offer this possibility. ”

Jonathan Coulombe

MECADEMIC

“ Centech supported us throughout the prototype phase, as well as, now, during launching. It offers us a universe of information—classified, organized and available—as well as excellent, close connections. Doors were opened for us. Centech is highly respected and is an excellent partner that continues to help us evolve as tech entrepreneurs. ”

Andy Ta

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