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

Claude ArsenaultClaude Arsenault Lead — acceleration projects

Joyce McLeanJoyce McLean Lead — networks and community

Alexandra FerlandAlexandra Ferland Analyst — project optimization

Hazar BaranHazar Baran Technician accountant

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

Emy BourdeauEmy Bourdeau Project Manager - Events and Social Media

Mitacs internship
Abdelkader ChetouiAbdelkader Chetoui – Supervised project in quantitative analysis

Supervised by Mario Samano, HEC Montréal

Geneviève DelisleGeneviève Delisle – Qualitative Study of Technology Startups's Social Impact Potential

Supervised by Chantale Mailhot, HEC

Monica SimionatoMonica Simionato – Reasons for the abandonment of entrepreneurial coaching programs for startups

Supervised by Étienne St-Jean, UQTR

Rosanna SchroppRosanna Schropp – A typology of startup support programs across the province of Quebec

Supervised by Kerstin Kuyken, ESG UQAM

Octave NiamieOctave Niamie – Analysis of the financing offer for startups in Quebec

Supervised by Kerstin Kuyken, ESG UQAM

Meryem BelakhdarMeryem Belakhdar – Targeted study on the startup support ecosystem of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Supervised by Marie-Josée Drapeau, UQAC

Camille CarcelCamille Carcel – Social impact of startup and in the ecosystem

Supervised by Luciano Barin-Cruz, HEC Montréal