Author: Catherine Bérubé

Cycle Momentum announces the appointment of Vincent Lafrenaye Lamontagne as Program Manager in Open Innovation

Montreal, May 31st, 2021 – Cycle Momentum announces the appointment of  Vincent Lafrenaye Lamontagne as Program Manager in Open Innovation. Vincent Lafrenaye Lamontagne is a senior project manager with over 15 years of experience in public, private, political, technological, cultural, institutional and social environments. Formerly manager of the Open-Air Laboratory for Smart Living project at Quartier de l'Innovation, he managed relationships with partners such as Vidéotron, Ericsson, ETS, UQAM, Parks Canada, Prével, etc. In another life, he worked on the production of more than 30 editions of music festivals, film festivals and business and innovation conferences. With an MBA from HEC Montreal...

Launch of the Open Innovation Challenge: Greenhouses by Cycle Momentum and Hydro-Québec

MONTRÉAL, May 17, 2021 - Cycle Momentum (formerly Accélérateur Ecofuel), founded by Cycle Capital, and Hydro-Québec are proud to announce the launch of the Open Innovation Challenge: Greenhouses as part of Écotech Québec's Semaine de l'économie verte [Green Economy Week]. The Challenge was created to promote the development and integration of technologies designed for optimal environmental and energy management within the context of greenhouse farming. This initiative aims to support Québec's transition toward food self-sufficiency. Today, Cycle Momentum and Hydro-Québec are launching a call for expressions of interest (EOI) to the agri-food business ecosystem. The two companies are looking for start-ups and SMEs that offer innovative technologies...

The Ecofuel Accelerator unveils its 13th Cleantech cohort

Montreal, April 21st, 2021 – The Ecofuel Accelerator, a specialized and personalized accelerator in the cleantech sector, announces the five companies of the Sprint 2021 Cohort. Selected amongst thirty applicants, they’re the participants of the thirteenth cohort of the Ecofuel Accelerator. This cohort will take place in addition to the Agtech Acceleration cohort announced last week. Over the next three months, the entrepreneurs and executive teams from AquaVerti, Enerprox, GM Technologies, RailVision and Unbound Chemicals  will experience an acceleration program tailored to their needs, which was already a success factor for many companies in the past years. They will receive mentorship...

Ecofuel Accelerator unveil its first Agtech Acceleration Program – Powered by Zone Agtech

Montreal, April 14th, 2021 – The Ecofuel Accelerator, a specialized and personalized accelerator in the cleantech sector, announces the six companies of the very first cohort of the Ecofuel Agtech Acceleration Program – Powered by Zone Agtech in partnership with Bioentreprise Corporation. This intensive and immersive program will help ensure the successful commercialization of agtech companies by focusing on the quality of the innovations, operational deployment with agricultural user-partners, and financing the commercialization of these technologies. Over the next three months, the entrepreneurs and executive teams from Alliance Solutions, BioIntelligenza, Blanc de gris and Larvatria will experience an acceleration program tailored to their...

Ecofuel Accelerator launches the Partner Funds’ Circle: Investors join the Circle to support cleantech accelerated companies

Montreal, January 28, 2021 – The Ecofuel Accelerator, a specialized and personalized accelerator in the cleantech sector, announces the creation of the Partner Funds’ Circle. The initiative, which aims to increase investors participation in the acceleration program, attract even more investments in the accelerated companies and stimulate entrepreneurship within the cleantech sector, regroups Cycle Capital and its impact watertech fund BleuImpact Fund, Export Development Canada, Anges Québec and Second Muse Capital Montreal. As members of the Circle, the investors will participate to the selection process and have access to curated strategic market intelligence on specific cleantech subsectors, exclusive conferences, and private...

Zone Agtech and the Ecofuel Accelerator Announce the Creation of an Acceleration Program 100% Dedicated to the Agtech Sector in Collaboration with Bioenterprise Corporation

MRC de L'Assomption, January 22, 2021 – In partnership with Bioenterprise Corporation, the Ecofuel Accelerator and Zone Agtech are officially launching the Ecofuel Agtech Acceleration Program – Powered by Zone Agtech, the first acceleration program 100% dedicated to the commercialization of Quebec's agricultural innovations. This initiative will provide concrete solutions to agricultural producers to help them adapt to climate change while supporting Quebec's food self-sufficiency. This dynamic collaboration brings us one step closer to greener, more efficient, and more profitable agriculture.  As part of the Ecofuel Agtech Acceleration Program – Powered by Zone Agtech, five companies, offering innovative pre-seed and seed...

The Ecofuel Accelerator unveils its 12th cohort

Montreal, October 26th, 2020 – The Ecofuel Accelerator, a specialized and personalized accelerator in the cleantech sector, announces the five companies of the Fall 2020 Cohort. Selected amongst thirty applicants, they’re the participants of the twelfth cohort of the Ecofuel Accelerator. Over the next three months, the entrepreneurs and executive teams from Circulus Agtech, CSAR, FTEX, Geosapiens and Repowered Batteries will experience an acceleration program tailored to their needs, which was already a success factor for many companies in the past years. They will receive mentorship and advice from about forty mentors who are references in the cleantech sector, business, global...

Ecofuel and Zone Agtech partner to support Quebec agtech businesses

MRC de L’Assomption, Wednesday, July 15th – Ecofuel and Zone Agtech have entered a partnership to further develop and accelerate emerging Quebec startups and seed stage companies in plant-based bioproducts and Agtech. “This connection is very unifying and I’d invite all partners to join our project as Ecofuel did. Together we are going to go further, we are going to drive the future of agriculture.” – Sébastien Nadeau, Mayor of L’Assomption and Zone Agtech instigator within the MRC de L’Assomption’s Council of Mayors. The Zone Agtech’s mission is to bring together, propel and promote innovative Agtech and plant-based bioproducts companies. It offers...

Fall 2020 Cohort: The Ecofuel Accelerator currently recruiting!

Montreal, July 7 2020 – The Ecofuel Accelerator launches the recruitment for its Fall 2020 cohort. Seed and Early stage cleantech companies have until August 28th, 2020 to submit their application for the Accelerator's 12th cohort that will start early October 2020. The 4-months Ecofuel acceleration program offers access to training workshops, strategic business intelligence, networking sessions, over 40 mentors who are a reference in cleantech and/or their respective fields of expertise and the possibility to obtain a seed investment of up to $75,000. Ecofuel's goal is to help entrepreneurs build a sustainable and profitable business plan in an environment stimulated by...

The Ecofuel Fund announces the appointment of Catherine Bédard as Financial Analyst

Montreal, April 18th, 2020 – The Ecofuel Fund, a seed stage venture capital fund dedicated to support cleantech startups, announces the appointment of Catherine Bédard as Financial Analyst. “The expertise and knowledge that Catherine brings is already very valuable to the team and will create significant value to the companies that collaborate with the Ecofuel Fund”, said Richard Cloutier, Managing Partner of the Ecofuel Fund. Catherine has more than 10 years of experience as a Commercial and Risk Professional in the mining industry for SNC-Lavalin where she was involved in major international projects at the business development level. She also worked for...