Author: Catherine Bérubé

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 (Cannafish), 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 markets...

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...

Ecofuel Fund successfully completes second closing expanding to $40.6M

Montreal, January 25th, 2019 – Ecofuel Fund - one of Canada’s largest seed stage cleantech venture capital funds - is pleased to announce its second closing for total investor commitments of $40.6 million. The Fund collected additional $10.6M in equity to support cleantech seed stage companies from Quebec and Eastern Canada. As part of this closing, the Fund welcomes Desjardins Capital and a number of high net worth investors and receives increased commitment from Investissement Québec, acting as mandatory of the Government of Québec. The other initial investors in the Fund are BDC Capital, the investment arm of the Business...

Ecofuel unveils its 8th cohort

Montreal, October 23rd, 2018 – Ecofuel, a venture capital fund and specialized and personalized accelerator in the cleantech sector, announces the six companies of the Ecofuel Accelerator Fall 2018 Cohort. Selected amongst 33 applicants, they’re the participants of the eight cohort of the Ecofuel Accelerator. Entrepreneurs from Tero, Lekla, Nexus Robotics, SPI Bio, BluWave-aiand Concept GEEBEE will experience in the last three months an acceleration program tailored to their needs, which was already a success factor for many companies in the past four years. They will receive mentorship and advice from about forty mentors who are references in cleantech, business, global...