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History

 

The Centre d’aide aux enterprises Haute-Montérégie is a non-profit organization that was created in 1985 and originally financed by the federal government via the CLE Corporation program. In 1988, the Haut-Richelieu CLE Corporation became the Centre d’aide aux entreprises du Haut-Richelieu, and officially became an independent body in 1995. With the goal of more accurately representing the region, the name was modified to Centre d’aide aux entreprises Haute-Montérégie (CAEHM).

The CAEHM took a big step by creating the Centre technologique et Industriel du Haut-Richelieu in 2000, to offer affordable work space to start-ups. In 2015, the Centre MÉCATRON was added to the two already existing entities to form the Groupe CAEHM to become a bona fide propulsive service industry.

The Centre d’aide aux entreprises Haute-Montérégie – The CAEHM oversees the Centre technologique et industriel du Haut-Richelieu, its real estate arm with both incubation and acceleration vocations, as well as the Centre MÉCATRON, whose reason for being is research, innovation, FAB-LAB, creativity and prototyping.

The Centre technologique et industriel du Haut-Richelieu – Real estate arm of the CAEHM, the CTIHR provides the CAEHM with three buildings which can be used to incubate new businesses. In addition, the CTIHR offers the opportunity to lodge the Centre MECATRON and administrative offices of the CAEHM directly on the airport site. The CTIHR is presently incubating 12 businesses ;  two of which were founded during 2016-2017.

The CENTRE MÉCATRON – With a surface area of 10,000 square feet, the Centre MECATRON offers a vast variety of services as well as permanent partnering, specifically for technological and innovative projects.

The Groupe CAEHM is also comprised of :

  • 4 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee

  • 10 volunteer administrators

  • 5 volunteer experts

  • 23 active volunteer mentors

  • 47 mentorees

  • More than 4,000 volunteer hours in 2016

  • A 1.6M portfolio invested in industrial projects

  • FAB-LAB style for start-ups

Centre d'aide aux entreprises Haute-Montérégie
Logo Centre technologique et industriel du Haut-Richelieu
Logo Mécatron Centre de démonstration, d'intégration et de prototypage

CAEHM team

 

Mirette Tiani
Mirette TianiGeneral Manager
Lynda Lamarre
Lynda LamarreAdministrative assistant
Serge Lazure
Serge LazureEntrepreneurship advisor
Anabel Lépine
Anabel LépineEntrepreneurship Development Officer

CTIHR team

Edouard Bonaldo
Edouard BonaldoGeneral Manager

Board of directors

The CAEHM, the CTIHR and the Centre Mécatron are managed by three volunteer boards of directors made up of professionals and business people who are representative of the population served. All investment and strategy decisions are made independently, by professionals who care about the region’s economic development.

CAEHM

President
Luc Guérin,
pensioner Cégep de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Vice-presidente
Isabelle Martineau,
Business development coordinator Agence MXO

Secretary-treasurer
Sylvain Simard,
Teacher Cégep de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Director
Fernand Chagnon,
Businessman

Director
Patrick Selmay,
Pres. Mobican

Director
Fernand Croisetière,
Mentor

Mirette Tiani,
GM (CAEHM)

Édouard Bonaldo,
GM (CTIHR)

CTIHR

President
Edouard Bonaldo
GM (CTIHR)

Vice-president
Sylvain Simard,
Teacher Cégep de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Director
Luc Guérin,
pensioner Cégep de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Director
Patrick Selmay,
Pres. Mobican

Director
Jean-Sébastien Guay,
Businessman

Director
Isabelle Martineau,
Business development coordinator Agence MXO

Édouard Bonaldo,
GM

Centre Mécatron

President
Luc Guérin,
pensioner Cégep de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Vice-president
Gilles Robert,
Pres. Isotop

Secretary-treasurer
Sylvain Simard,
Teacher Cégep de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

ENTREPRENEUR

INCUBATION

INNOVATION AND FORMATION