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

Joyce McLeanJoyce McLean Lead — networks and community

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

Emy BourdeauEmy Bourdeau Project Manager - Events and Social Media

Fanny VadnaisFanny Vadnais Project Manager - Acceleration Roadmap

Mitacs internship
Abdelkader ChetouiAbdelkader Chetoui – Supervised project in quantitative analysis

Supervised by Mario Samano, HEC Montréal

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

Supervised by Kerstin Kuyken, ESG UQAM

Gabriel LeclercGabriel Leclerc – The appeal of industrial and territorial clusters for startups + An exploration of environmental and social impact of startups

Supervised by Pr Jacques Baronet and Valérie Grandbois D.B.A, Université de Sherbrooke

Board of Directors
Sébastien TanguaySébastien Tanguay – Capitale-Nationale

Managing Director, LE CAMP

Chloé LegrisChloé Legris – Vice-President

Executive Director, Espace-inc

David SantelliDavid Santelli – Secretary-Treasurer

President, Rhizome Stratégies

Paule De BloisPaule De Blois – Capitale-Nationale

President—executive director, Sovar

Sylvain CarleSylvain Carle

Partner, Real Ventures

Alain-Olivier DesboisAlain-Olivier Desbois

Senior Manager, SVX Investissement d'impact

Noor El BawabNoor El Bawab

Director of Programs, Zú

Robert DuttonRobert Dutton

Adjunct Professor, HEC Montréal

Marie-Pier St-HilaireMarie-Pier St-Hilaire – Capitale-Nationale

President, Edgenda

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The “post-crisis” economy is already shaping up. Let’s support it.

Mitigation measures have hit all sectors of the economy head on, startups included. But they're adapting & innovating already.
The “post-crisis” economy is already shaping up. Let’s support it.

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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