Business accelerators and incubators actively contribute to the development of entrepreneurship in Québec and its promotion abroad.

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Our mission is to improve the cohesion and efficiency of the business incubator and accelerator ecosystem and to increase its impact in the development of entrepreneurship and innovation in Québec.

  • Foster collaborations between accelerators, incubators and other ecosystem actors by ensuring more efficient sharing of resources, knowledge and good practices developed in the network
  • Grow the number and quality of entrepreneurial projects supported, raise the level of service offered and increase the  value created by the network
  • Consolidate the network’s representation and advocate the role and impact of business acceleration and incubation in the entrepreneurial ecosystem
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Management Team
Louis-Félix BinetteLouis-Félix Binette
Executive Director


Anick PatenaudeAnick Patenaude
Chief operating officer


Akina MatsuoAkina Matsuo
Lead — systemic data and impact


Claude ArsenaultClaude Arsenault
Lead — acceleration projects


Catherine CosgroveCatherine Cosgrove
Lead — development and partnerships


Chloé PlanèsChloé Planès
Lead — talents and communications


Alexandra FerlandAlexandra Ferland
Analyst — project optimization


Hazar BaranHazar Baran
Technician accountant


Philippe Paquin-HirtlePhilippe Paquin-Hirtle
Project manager — operational efficiency


Board of Directors
Sylvain CarleSylvain Carle

Partner, Real Ventures

Richard ChénierRichard Chénier

Executive Director, Centech

Alain-Olivier DesboisAlain-Olivier Desbois

Senior Manager, SVX Investissement d'impact

Noor El BawabNoor El Bawab

Director of Programs, Zú

Chloé LegrisChloé Legris – Vice-President

Executive Director, Espace-inc

David SantelliDavid Santelli – Secretary-Treasurer

President, Rhizome Stratégies

Sébastien TanguaySébastien Tanguay – Chairman of the Board

Managing Director, LE CAMP

Robert DuttonRobert Dutton

Adjunct Professor, HEC Montréal

Marie-Pier St-HilaireMarie-Pier St-Hilaire

President—executive director, AFI Expertise

Paule De BloisPaule De Blois

President—executive director, Sovar

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Quebec business accelerators mobilize around an action plan to support startups affected by the global economic slowdown

SMEs with high growth potential (startups) are not immune to the volatility and economic uncertainty caused by government response measures to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mouvement des accélérateurs d’innovation du Québec (Quebec Innovation Accelerator Movement, MAIN)(MAIN) is rolling out a three-part action plan to mobilize and support the entire acceleration network.
Quebec business accelerators mobilize around an action plan to support startups affected by the global economic slowdown

MAIN’s Website Now Available in English

MAIN (Mouvement des accélérateurs d'innovation du Québec) has launched an English version of its website today.
MAIN’s Website Now Available in English

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