ACET’s mission is to stimulate, facilitate and accelerate the creation of innovative businesses that produce highly qualified jobs, specifically by transforming projects born at Université de Sherbrooke into thriving businesses.

Acet in figures

  • business projects since 2011

  • jobs created

  • %

    of business founders have a master’s degree or a PhD

  • %

    of companies currently supported are in commercialization

  • %

    of the turnover of the companies supported is outside Québec

  • M$

    million worth of investments and financing secured by our businesses

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  • To select projects with strong potential to develop and create wealth and employment

  • To select candidates with the right qualities to become entrepreneurs

  • To provide individualized coaching and support to aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the stages of structuring their business projects, and to tap into the top guidance resources to maximize their projects’ chances of success

  • To closely follow up on aspiring entrepreneurs and their projects in order to boost their potential for success

  • To forge and maintain the business networks required for ACET’s activities and continued success

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