Author: Catherine Bérubé

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...

Ecofuel unveils its 10th cohort

Montreal, October 16th, 2019 – Ecofuel, a venture capital fund and specialized and personalized accelerator in the cleantech sector, announces the four companies of the Ecofuel Accelerator Fall 2019 Cohort. Selected amongst many applicants, they’re the participants of the tenth cohort of the Ecofuel Accelerator, which will continue until January 2020. Over the next three months, the entrepreneurs and executive teams from Calogy Solutions, Chrysalabs, Axipolymer and Pyrocycle will experience an acceleration program tailored to their needs, which was already a success factor for many companies in the past five years. They will receive mentorship and advice from about forty mentors...

Recruitment for Fall 2019 cohort of Ecofuel

Montreal, June 26th, 2019 – The Ecofuel Accelerator is launching the recruitment for its Fall 2019 cohort. Pre-seed/seed stage cleantech companies have until August 31th, 2019 to submit their application for the accelerator’s 9thcohort that starts in October 2019. The 4-month 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 other companies in the cohort,...

Ecofuel unveils its 9th cohort

Montreal, March 25th, 2019 – Ecofuel, a venture capital fund and specialized and personalized accelerator in the cleantech sector, announces the five companies of the Ecofuel Accelerator spring 2019 Cohort. Selected amongst many applicants, they’re the participants of the ninth cohort of the Ecofuel Accelerator, which will continue until June 2019. Over the next three months, the entrepreneurs and executive teams from Bosk Bioproducts, ADCT, Impactful Health R&D, OPA Technologies and SG2B will experience an acceleration program tailored to their needs, which was already a success factor for many companies in the past five years. They will receive mentorship and advice from about forty...

The Billion Dollar Fund For Women™/Canada launches to tackle the gender funding gap

Six  Canadian Venture Funds have already pledged as part of the global campaign to mobilize $1B February 20th, 2019 (Toronto and Montreal) – The Billion Dollar Fund For Women launches its Canadian campaign to mobilize a consortium of Canadian venture funds to pledge to increase their investment in women-founded companies. While the gender pay gap is well documented in Canada, what is not is the gender funding gap of venture capital in companies. To address this, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women (“TBDF”) was established to tackle the gender funding gap. A founding group of Canadian venture capital funds are proud...