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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...

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...

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...