The Zone Agtech offers 5 incubation, acceleration and corporate innovation programs annually. These are dedicated to startups and companies in the growth phase of the agtech and plant bioproducts sector, and to all mature companies that wish to develop ou acquire the best technologies and bioproducts to position themselves as pioneers in their industry.

Companies can also receive personalized services in business strategy, business law, commercialization strategy and project and company financing by benefiting from the services of the Zone Agtech's team of consultants and/or qualified experts and coaches, and benefit from networking services by becoming a member of the Quebec Agtech Community.

Agtech x finance course

Created by the Zone Agtech, the Agtech x Finance Course aims to support agtech and plant bioproduct entrepreneurs in their research and optimization of their financing.



Designed to support companies that develop and market innovative agricultural technologies and plant bioproducts to address the challenges of food security and climate change, the course allows participants to:

  • Better understand the financial ecosystem of agtech and plant bioproducts;
  • Become familiar with the best practices to ensure a successful financial package;
  • Present, at the end of the course, their projects and needs in front of a group of financial organizations and investors from the private and public sector.



Managers wishing to follow the Agtech x Finance Path must meet the following conditions:

  • Have a business with its head office in Quebec;
  • Offer an innovative technology in agtech or plant bioproducts;
  • Own all or part of the intellectual property of the promoted technology;
  • Be able to participate in a minimum of 4 out of 10 activities.



The course provides for: 

  • Ten webinars presenting the different funding programs available for the agtech and plant bioproducts sectors, offered over a three-week period
  • A training workshop on the development of a value proposition and a powerful argument
  • A training workshop on the design of a powerful business plan
  • A preparation workshop for the "pitch in front of financial partners"
  • A 2-hour personalized support session per company
  • A brief presentation of the company and its needs to the financial organizations that participated in the course.



The course is offered over a period of 8 weeks.



Companies will be invited to submit their interest during the call for applications, usually released in August of each year.


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