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2016 Québec Budget: Ecofuel welcomes the future creation of a seed-stage cleantech investment fund

The Government of Québec recognizes the need to invest in innovative cleantech startups. Ecofuel welcomes the future creation of a seed-stage cleantech investment fund, following the presentation of the Government of Québec 2016-2017 budget. The Government of Québec will indicates its intention to join private-sector investors by contributing up to $30 million to the new fund. The contributions of these private-sector partners and the government could reach up to $45 million dedicated to cleantech seed-stage startups. Ecofuel, né sous l’impulsion de Cycle Capital Management, entend collaborer avec ce nouveau fonds et jouer un rôle de premier plan pour augmenter son volet investissement,...

Richard Cloutier new President and CEO of Ecofuel

Ecofuel’s board of directors is proud to announce the nomination of Richard Cloutier as President and CEO of the cleantech startup accelerator. “With his deep experience in the full spectrum of the tech transfer and commercialization process, we can think of no one better than Richard to lead Ecofuel and drive the cleantech accelerators among the most important in North America.”, said Andrée-Lise Méthot, Chairperson of the Board of Ecofuel. “Since joining EcoFuel, Richard’s experience and expertise in driving innovation initiatives, tech transfer, start-up acceleration, international growth and financing has been invaluable for Ecofuel’s companies. A high tech leader and visionary we...

Ecofuel Accelerator is accepting applications for cohort 3

Ecofuel Accelerator is accepting applications for its next cohort. Early-stage cleantech companies have until Friday, November 20th 5:00PM to submit their application for cohort 3 that’s starting in January 2016. "After a year, the accelerator model developed by Ecofuel is now supported by a wide network a partners in the cleantech ecosystem. Ecofuel is growing very fast and we want to reach and benefit a maximum of cleantech entrepreneurs!", said Richard Cloutier, strategic advisor at Ecofuel Accelerator. The four-month acceleration program is targeted for early-stage startups and offers a seed investment of up to $100,000. It involves an intensive program with training...

Richard Cloutier nominated as Ecofuel’s strategic advisor

Ecofuel’s board of directors is proud to announce the nomination of Richard Cloutier as strategic advisor to the cleantech startup accelerator. “Richard acquired a strong experience in innovation, tech transfer, start-up management, international business transactions and financial strategies, in Canada and abroad. This expertise will be very profitable to the companies selected in the accelerator”, said Simon McDougall, CEO and Head Coach of Ecofuel. “Ecofuel’s selected companies and the whole cleantech ecosystem will benefit from the experience Mr. Cloutier’s acquired in the high tech biotech cluster. His expertise in biotech is extremely valuable, especially to startups”, said Denis Leclerc, president and CEO...

Les Affaires – Demo Day d’Ecofuel:4 start-ups vertes à surveiller

"L’accélérateur Ecofuel, une sorte de FounderFuel pour les start-ups du secteur des technologies vertes, a tenu son premier Demo Day mardi soir. L’événement, qui s’est déroulé à l’Écomusée du fier monde, à Montréal, a permis aux quatre start-ups de la première cohorte de l’accélérateur de se présenter devant un public d’investisseurs." —Julien Brault, Les Affaires...

Journal Métro – 4 start-ups vertes à surveiller

"La première cohorte de l’accélérateur d’entreprises vertes Ecofuel passait à la prochaine étape mardi, à Montréal. Ce sont donc quatre jeunes entreprises sur une trentaine de postulants qui ont présenté leur plan d’affaires devant quelque 120 investisseurs potentiels, après trois mois intenses d’ateliers et de coaching. Coup d’oeil sur les projets proposés." — Jeff Yates, Journal Métro...

Green Light Event – More than 120 investors, entrepreneurs and representatives attended

Press release More than 120 investors, entrepreneurs and cleantech ecosystem representatives attended Tuesday night Ecofuel’s first “Green Light Event”, the presentation of the accelerator’s first cohort of companies: Electrocatalysis Canetique, FilmOrganic, SabrTech and Netlift. “We are very proud of the progress made by Eric Proietti, Michel Lefèvre, Hugo Meunier, Roger Tambay, Mather Carscallen and Marc-Antoine Ducas. The entrepreneurs underwent an intense three-month process with workshops and coaching from our network of top mentors, experts and investors. But it is because of their dedication and hard work that each company is now ready to compete globally”, said Simon McDougall, CEO and Head Coach...

Ecofuel Accelerator is accepting applications for the second cohort of 2015

Ecofuel Accelerator is accepting applications for the second cohort of 2015 Early-stage cleantech companies who would like to apply have until Sunday, May 31st 5:00PM to submit their application for the next cohort that’s starting in august 2015. “In addition to receiving support and seed investment, Ecofuel’s Accelerator program gives seed stage companies access to relevant mentors and investors. These resources are rare and precious, and since we are looking for the best opportunities, we invite all the entrepreneurs to submit their project”, declared Simon McDougall, CEO and Head Coach of Ecofuel Accelerator. The four-month acceleration program is targeted for early-stage startups...

La Presse – Ecofuel – En route pour des piles à combustible abordables

"La pile à combustible fait rêver depuis longtemps, notamment dans le domaine automobile. Son coût de fabrication élevé en ralentit encore l’adoption par le grand public, mais une jeune entreprise de Varennes pourrait détenir une partie de la solution. Canetique a été fondée en 2010, à partir d’une technologie développée dans les laboratoires de l’Institut national de recherche scientifique (INRS), à Varennes." — Jean-François Codère, La Presse...