Business accelerators and incubators actively contribute to the development of entrepreneurship in Québec and its promotion abroad.
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
Louis-Félix Binette Executive Director
Anick Patenaude Chief operating officer
Akina Matsuo Lead — systemic data and impact
Claude Arsenault Lead — acceleration projects
Joyce McLean Lead — networks and community
Chloé Planès Lead — talents and communications
Alexandra Ferland Analyst — project optimization
Hazar Baran Technician accountant
Philippe Paquin-Hirtle Project manager — operational efficiency
Emy Bourdeau Project Manager - Events and Social Media
Juliane Choquette Lelarge Content creator
Abdelkader Chetoui – Supervised project in quantitative analysis
Supervised by Mario Samano, HEC Montréal
Geneviève Delisle – Qualitative Study of Technology Startups's Social Impact Potential
Supervised by Chantale Mailhot, HEC
Monica Simionato – Reasons for the abandonment of entrepreneurial coaching programs for startups
Supervised by Étienne St-Jean, UQTR
Rosanna Schropp – A typology of startup support programs across the province of Quebec
Supervised by Kerstin Kuyken, ESG UQAM
The Mouvement des accélérateurs d’innovation du Québec (MAIN) is proud to announce the initial partial results of its coaching service for innovative and technological SMEs (PMEit). The project was designed and implemented with several Quebec accelerators thanks to financing from the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation, and managed by MAIN. Between 2018 and 2020, PMEit facilitated coaching for 171 Quebec startups in their commercialization phase, hailing from 15 different administrative regions. Overall, the companies received more than 53,000 hours of intensive, customized coaching to help them reach their growth phase faster.
Mitigation measures have hit all sectors of the economy head on, startups included. But they're adapting & innovating already.
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.