Espace CDPQ sets out on an investor clinic tour

June 1, 2018

What type of entrepreneur attracts investors?

What should an entrepreneur consider before accepting an investor’s capital?

What are the best and worst times to go looking for venture capital?

As part of its “Hub” initiative, Espace CDPQ is organizing investor clinics in June to answer all the questions entrepreneurs may have about venture capital.

The Espace CDPQ investor clinics, which aim to demystify the venture capital world, will encourage networking and discussions among entrepreneurs and venture capital firms.  

A unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to meet with people from well-known venture capital firms, and get answers to their questions!


  • On June 5 at LE CAMP, the Québec City hub

LE CAMP is an incubator-accelerator dedicated to the growth of technology companies and to developing technology start-ups. It is located in Saint-Roch, in the heart of Québec City. The panel, to be moderated by Sébastien Tanguay, will include Jacques Perreault (Senior Partner, Brightspark Ventures) Nicolas Jacques Bouchard (Partner, Panache Ventures), Antoine Michaud (Senior Partner, OTEAF) and Hélène Bernatchez (Vice-President Investments, Fonds Innovexport).


  • On June 19, at the ACET Hub in Sherbrooke

Since its inception in 2011, ACET has developed 70 business start-ups in various technology sectors that have generated over 260 jobs. Led by Ghyslain Goulet, President and CEO of ACET, the panel will include Éléonore Jarry (Associate, Brightspark Ventures).


  • Coming soon: at DigiHub Shawinigan

The DigiHub allows the advent and growth of digital start-ups through its four specialized divisions: digital entertainment, heritage and digital museology, the factory 4.0 and digital health. Come meet Éléonore Jarry (Associate, Brightspark Ventures), Nicolas Jacques-Bouchard (Associate, Panache Ventures), Mathieu Provost (Director, Investments, Fonds Espace CDPQ), François Gilbert (President & CEO, Anges Québec) and Raphaël Christian-Roy (Front Row Ventures/Real Ventures).

Date to be announced.


Learn what venture capital firms are really looking for by talking to Magaly Charbonneau (Principal, iNovia), Sophie Forest (Managing Partner, Brightspark Ventures), Mathieu Provost (Director, Investments, Fonds Espace CDPQ) and David Dufresne (Partner, Panache Ventures)