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Les Affaires – Demo Day d’Ecofuel:4 start-ups vertes à surveiller

"L’accélérateur Ecofuel, une sorte de FounderFuel pour les start-ups du secteur des technologies vertes, a tenu son premier Demo Day mardi soir. L’événement, qui s’est déroulé à l’Écomusée du fier monde, à Montréal, a permis aux quatre start-ups de la première cohorte de l’accélérateur de se présenter devant un public d’investisseurs." —Julien Brault, Les Affaires...

Journal Métro – 4 start-ups vertes à surveiller

"La première cohorte de l’accélérateur d’entreprises vertes Ecofuel passait à la prochaine étape mardi, à Montréal. Ce sont donc quatre jeunes entreprises sur une trentaine de postulants qui ont présenté leur plan d’affaires devant quelque 120 investisseurs potentiels, après trois mois intenses d’ateliers et de coaching. Coup d’oeil sur les projets proposés." — Jeff Yates, Journal Métro...

Green Light Event – More than 120 investors, entrepreneurs and representatives attended

Press release More than 120 investors, entrepreneurs and cleantech ecosystem representatives attended Tuesday night Ecofuel’s first “Green Light Event”, the presentation of the accelerator’s first cohort of companies: Electrocatalysis Canetique, FilmOrganic, SabrTech and Netlift. “We are very proud of the progress made by Eric Proietti, Michel Lefèvre, Hugo Meunier, Roger Tambay, Mather Carscallen and Marc-Antoine Ducas. The entrepreneurs underwent an intense three-month process with workshops and coaching from our network of top mentors, experts and investors. But it is because of their dedication and hard work that each company is now ready to compete globally”, said Simon McDougall, CEO and Head Coach...

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...