Startup Program

Our Services

“How to create innovators?”

Startups are quickly becoming the driving force for the future economy, they are the trailblazers in innovation, creative and eager to change the world. However they need support to hone in on the full potential of their ideas and turn them into a reality.

Incubators and accelerators have become an essential support system for the emergence of a start-up community in a city or region. These models for supporting, nourishing and helping early stage companies grow, have been adopted globally as more economies go digital. This has caused a sharp increase in the number of incubators, accelerators or other entrepreneurial programs emerging each month around the world, and the trend is accelerating.

While there are well-known best practices for building incubator or accelerator programs, everyone is using those same models and often competing for access to the same resources or networks. That is why it is more important than ever that these programs distinguish themselves and find unique ways to add value for entrepreneurs.

Whether you’re a municipality looking to develop a local support program for tech start-ups, a university looking to offer additional support to drive the commercialization of research, or a private company looking to attract start-ups to work with your innovation team, Arche will design a program that will be distinctive, that will respect your objectives or metrics, and add value for entrepreneurs.

Through our process we will:

Design a program, business model, ecosystem strategy and outreach plan to attract start-ups

Implement the program in collaboration with your team, evaluate impact and adapt as needed

Develop an operations plan for the program

Participate in the selection and training of your program management team

Develop an ecosystem engagement strategy and collaboration structure

Arche has extensive experience in designing and implementing unique startups programs. We take the time to understand your objectives, your community, available resources and priority sectors, in order to create a program that fits your reality.

Some of the programs we can help you develop are:

Arche will support you in all stages of the creation and implementation of your program. Our Archers specialized in startup programs are here to help you.

Philosophy of our services

At Arche, each of our mandates varies according to our clients’ projects. Our processes all begin with an analysis of your needs and your DNA so that we can offer you a personalized service adapted to your reality. Find out how our services can help you in your innovation projects:

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Innovation in a public organization can be a challenge. As an actor of change working within a government agency or a para-public entity, you have to innovate within a complex structure, with very specific rules about how you can work with external collaborators, how you choose suppliers, how your budgets are planned, and how decisions are made. All of these generate real factors that need to be taken into account whenever public funds are invested in innovation.

Arche has extensive experience and a team familiar with government procedures and regulations. Our strategies are tailored to adapt to your reality and offer you results-oriented organizational modernization.

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All good companies constantly evaluate themselves and seek to use innovation as a way to perform better, reduce operating expenses and provide teams with the tools and knowledge to compete in an innovation economy. Too often, however, companies see innovation as part of their work, rather than as part of their culture that transforms the workforce into a community of problem-solvers.

Arche understands that as a company, you need to focus on your work and meet the needs of your customers. We understand your reality, let us show you how to integrate innovation into the way you work.

Academic & Research
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Innovation and the academic sector have always been synonymous. Universities and research centres have always been at the heart of innovation: testing ideas, demonstrating capacity and supporting industry in the development of countless technologies that we all use in our daily lives. However, because academia is the source of ideas, institutions often find it difficult to collaborate with the private sector, to support the full innovation cycle and to capitalise on the value generated by research.

Arche, having worked with many universities and research centres, understands the importance of finding new and creative ways to support the research community. Let us help you build structured innovation and collaboration models to transform your research into solutions that make an impact in the world.

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Economic Development
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Incubators, accelerators and entrepreneurship training programs have become the new engines of local economic development, helping entrepreneurs build the next generation of businesses. However, in this increasingly competitive field, it is becoming difficult to differentiate between different service offerings and support the revival of local economies.

Arche has worked with some of the best incubators in Canada to advise them on the development of their programs, their support ecosystems, and how to use open innovation to build bridges with SMEs and large companies and turn ideas into value.