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The Ecofuel Accelerator Announces its Autumn 2016 Cohort

The Ecofuel Accelerator Announces its Autumn 2016 Cohort Five cleantech businesses will experience a tailored acceleration Montreal, September 28 2016 – The Ecofuel Accelerator, the leader for the cleantech entrepreneurs, announces the five businesses of its Autumn 2016 Cohort. These five companies selected among 30 applicants compose the fourth cohort of the Ecofuel Accelerator. Entrepreneurs from AEPONYX, ARDA Power, BioMatrix, Electrobac and Jaza Energy will experience a mentoring program tailored to their needs in the next four months, which was already a success factor for many companies accelerated before. They will be advised and taken care of by about forty mentors who...

The Ecofuel Accelerator is now accepting applications for its Autumn 2016 Cohort

NOTE: the deadline to file an application for the next cohort was extended until July 5 2016.  Montreal, June 13, 2016 – The Ecofuel Accelerator is launching the recruitment for its Autumn 2016 cohort. Early-stage cleantech companies who would like to apply have until June 30th to submit their application for the accelerator’s fourth cohort that’s starting in September 2016. Ecofuel is taking this opportunity to use a simplified application process. “The Ecofuel Accelerator specialized and personalized program gives companies access to renowned international mentors and investors, as well as the support of a seed investment to accelerate startups’ development. This combination...

The Ecofuel Accelerator announces its Spring 2016 Cohort

The Ecofuel Accelerator, a reference for the cleantech entrepreneurs, announces the three businesses of its Spring 2016 Cohort. These three companies selected among 28 applicants compose the third cohort of the Ecofuel Accelerator. Entrepreneurs from Azastra Opto, Kelvin Storage and Lito will experience a mentoring program tailored to their needs in the next four months. They will be advised and taken care of by about forty mentors who are a reference in cleantech, business and entrepreneurship. Azastra Opto is a business founded in 2013 that focuses on the development and sales of optoelectronic components such as high efficiency optocouplers for hybrid...

Third Edition of the Green Light Event

More than 80 players in the cleantech sector present The Spring 2016 Cohort of the cleantech startup accelerator Ecofuel ended its journey in front of more than 80 investors, entrepreneurs and representatives of the industry. Entrepreneurs of Azastra Opto, Kelvin Storage and LITO presented their businesses yesterday evening after participating to a tailored program for them in a highly specialized and effervescent industry. During their four months participation to Ecofuel, the selected entrepreneurs were propelled through a personalized coaching, adapting to their specific needs. They were trained and counselled by forty renowned mentors in the cleantech sector for their knowledge and their...

Le C3E et l’Accélérateur Ecofuel investissent 425 000 $ chez LITO Green Motion inc.

Le Centre d’excellence en efficacité énergétique (C3E) et l’Accélérateur Ecofuel propulsé par Cycle Capital Management complètent un financement conjoint de 425 000 $ chez LITO Green Motion inc. (LITO) pour soutenir la commercialisation des motos électriques. La SORA de LITO est considérée comme étant la première moto électrique de type sport cruiser au niveau  mondial et est livrée à des clients à travers le monde depuis 2014. La SORA est une moto haut de gamme, sans compromis d’innovation, de qualité et de performance.  La SORA se distingue de par son style maintes fois récompensé et sa redéfinition complète de l’expérience...

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...