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Logo of the Aventure program.



You and your team have clearly identified a problem in a specific industry, and people in the field have confirmed that they’re willing to pay for your solution? Now’s the time to look at developing your product/service and your business model.

What can I expect?

  • A one-year program with reassessments every 3 months.

  • A personalized individual coaching plan that includes R&D, business model planning, intellectual property, financing, marketing and much more.

  • Training workshops based on your needs .

  • Preferential access to our experts, affiliated researchers, professionals in residence and our large network of resources .

  • Simplified access to financing options such as the Futurpreneur Fast Track Program (depending on eligibility requirements) and the Startup Quebec programs.

  • All this while retaining your intellectual property rights and all your company shares.

Who is it for?

This program is designed for startups in the pre-market phase or early market entry phase (selling for less that 3 years).

  • If you are still in the idea phase, we recommend you take part in the Sprint

  • If you are in the validation phase, we recommend you try the Bootcamp.

What’s my commitment?

If you are selected for the Aventure program, you commit to:

  • Attend the scheduled meetings.

  • Meet the established objectives.

  • Sign and abide by the service agreement and the non-disclosure agreement.

How does it work?

  1. You and your team fill out the application form.

  2. If your application is complete, we will contact you to schedule a Zoom interview.

  3. During the interview, you pitch your startup to us and answer a few questions from the selection committee.

  4. You receive an answer within a week.

  5. If you are selected, a coach will be assigned to you to start a one-month trial.

  6. At the end of this test period, an assessment is made. If things are going well, a one-year coaching agreement is signed.


When is it?

All year long — recruitment is ongoing.

Where is it?

At home, in front of your computer.


Aventure program overview: A 12-month customized coaching program. Individual coaching. Training. Access to our network. Grants and financing. It’s a long journey, we’ll walk with you.


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