2019 Bootcamp– Accelerate Your Growth in Espace CDPQ
September 30, 2019

On October 1, 2 and 3, Espace CDPQ will welcome 19 business leaders who are ready to take their technology company to the next level.

Bringing together seasoned entrepreneurs, experts and investors, the Espace CDPQ Bootcamp supports innovative Québec business leaders throughout the province. Its goal is to drive business growth and globalization, notably with the investment and support network known as Espace CDPQ.

Québec’s first artificial intelligence start-ups will move into Mila in early 2019
Press release
December 13, 2018

Québec’s first artificial intelligence start-ups will move into Mila in early 2019

Mila – Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (la Caisse) have entered into a strategic partnership supporting and accelerating the development of artificial intelligence (AI) to maintain Québec’s leadership position in this industry. The partnership will seek to drive the creation and growth of businesses that will build Québec’s future economy.

48 heures pour propulser sa croissance
October 1, 2018

On October 1, 2 and 3, Espace CDPQ, an investment and development hub, will welcome 14 technology companies to a personalized 48-hour boot camp as part if its “Hub” initiative:

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.  

Leaning on tech from startups to drive growth
April 27, 2018

Thanks to rapid technological advancements and significant shifts in consumer behaviour, the retail industry is in the midst of a major upheaval. In March, Rami Karam, Co-founder and CEO of Thirdshelf, Pascal Pettinicchio, Chief Business Development Officer of Smooch, and Peter Simons, President and CEO of La Maison Simons, took part in a panel discussion on the topic of growth as part of the Sommet du Commerce de détail.

Press release
March 26, 2018

To provide entrepreneurs from across Québec with access to its investment and development network, Espace CDPQ is launching a new initiative and appointing three accelerators to the Québec “Hub” of Espace CDPQ.

By drawing on the expertise of its 16 partners, including 11 investment firms and five development organizations, Espace CDPQ intends to work in collaboration with three accelerators selected to drive the growth and international expansion of their businesses.

Press release
March 8, 2018

Poka, a training and knowledge platform for manufacturers, announced today that it has raised $10 million in financing which will help the company expand into the United States and Europe and better support its growing global customer base. In addition to the ongoing participation of Poka’s original seed investors, iNovia Capital and Uncork Capital, participants in the Series A funding round included Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec through its fund Espace CDPQ, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) and the Leclerc family.

Press release
December 19, 2017

Caisse de depôt et placement du Québec (la Caisse) announced today a $2.5 million equity investment, through the Fonds Espace CDPQ, in Québec’s Glutenberg Holding Co., a producer and distributor of craft beers and spirits.

This transaction, combined with loans totalling $2.5 million from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and its subsidiary, BDC Capital, will allow Glutenberg Holding Co. to move ahead with plans to expand its business in Québec, develop new markets globally and create Glutenberg Capital, the company’s financial arm.

September 13, 2017

Espace CDPQ is partnering with the Montréal edition of Startup Open House, which will simultaneously be held in Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver on September 28, 2017.

By serving as the downtown starting point, Espace CDPQ is creating a unique opportunity for participants to meet the investors at Espace CDPQ who, starting at 3 p.m., will be available to discuss with participants during the event.

Press release
June 16, 2016

Today Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is launching Espace CDPQ, a project announced last year for the institution’s 50th anniversary. Inspired by global best practices, Espace CDPQ is an investment and development hub for entrepreneurs.

Espace CDPQ is the only hub in Québec that, rather than bringing businesses together, actually unites partners and collaborators around a shared ambition: accelerate the growth and globalization of Québec SMEs. Its goal is to combine networks, expertise and financial means to benefit Québec companies.