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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...

Ecofuel Accelerator launches first cohort

Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Managing Partner of Cycle Capital Management and Simon McDougall, CEO and Head Coach of Ecofuel have announced the companies selected to participate in the first cohort of the Ecofuel Accelerator. The companies are Electrocatalysis Canetique, FilmOrganic, Netlift and SabrTech. Electrocatalysis Canetique is a technology start-up founded in 2010 by Eric Proietti and Michel Lefèvre and located in Varennes, which develops and commercializes a patent-pending disruptive technology to replace platinum-based catalysts in PEM fuel cells with lower-cost high-performance iron-based catalysts. This innovation offers a compelling value proposition for fuel cell OEMs and users, expanding the PEM fuel cell market...

Gaïapresse – Les entreprises de technologies propres au Québec ont besoin d’un coup de pouce

"Un changement fondamental doit être opéré et que l'expérience proposée par l'accélérateur constitue un premier pas en ce sens. Devant l'ampleur des défis environnementaux et économiques actuels, les technologies propres sont appelées à  jouer un rôle clé. Toutefois, comme tout secteur en émergence, elles doivent s'adapter et s'organiser afin de s'intégrer au paysage économique et social." — Sophie Fillion, Gaîapresse...

Cycle Capital launches Ecofuel Accelerator

Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Managing Partner of Cycle Capital Management is happy to announce the launch of Ecofuel, a new accelerator for startup companies in clean technology. The accelerator will be led by Simon McDougall, who will be its new CEO & Head Coach. The four-month acceleration program is targeted for early-stage startups and will offer a seed investment of up to $100,000 and involves an intensive program with training workshops, networking sessions and a heavy-hitting mentoring ecosystem. Participating companies will also be hosted in a dedicated facility in Montreal for the duration of the program. Ecofuel will launch its first...