Exploring your entrepreneurial side through student clubs, coursework and by starting your own business offers unique and exciting challenges. At McGill there are several opportunities to receive funding, mentorship and guidance.

McGill Engineering Student Centre (MESC) has funding opportunities for New Projects.

The Faculty of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship hub (The McGill EngInE), focuses on stimulating technologically-based innovation and entrepreneurship at McGill in collaboration with the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, the McGill Invention Development and Entrepreneurship Assistance (IDEA) Group, the Quartier de l’innovation, and the McGill Innovation Constellation. Leveraging the Faculty of Engineering’s research and educational programs, the EngInE’s two-fold mission is  1) to help develop the next-generation of McGill technological innovators and entrepreneurs by providing education and advice, funding, and mentorship; and 2) to increase engagement and R&D collaborations between innovation-driven companies and the Faculty of Engineering by providing matching and facilitation services. The events that the EngInE hosts or co-hosts are geared towards inspiring, educating, and training students and professors in entrepreneurship and technological innovation, and connecting and networking with each other and the community.

Entrepreneurship Drop-in hour: Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 pm in MESC

  • Questions regarding the McGill and Montreal entrepreneurial ecosystem?
  • What to do with an idea that may have business potential?
  • How to develop a technology?
  • Need help developing your business model?
  • Need help identifying resources for your start-up?
  • Are you looking for start-up team mates?
  • Are you looking to join a start-up team?
  • Want to work in a start-up?

Minor in Technological Entrepreneurship (18 credits), including Faculty of Engineering courses:

  • FACC 500-Technology Business Plan Design (3 credits)
  • FACC 501- Technology Business Plan Project (3 credits)

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship is the hub of entrepreneurial activity at McGill University.  Their mission is to develop and support McGill entrepreneurs stemming from all 10 faculties, as they seek to build innovative companies with a purpose, through their Entrepreneurship Programs.  The Centre has more than 450 active startups that collectively have raised $1+ Billion and created more than 6,000 new jobs.  

SKILLSETS workshops (open to all McGill Graduate and Post-Doc Fellows)

  • Intellectual Property
  • Basic Business Skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Many others

MES is the student-run McGill Entrepreneurs’ Society.  It is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit in McGill community and Montreal.  

Centech is a technological incubator in the Quartier de l’innovation, now welcomes applications from McGill students. This gives McGill students and graduates an opportunity to take their start-up to another level  as well as to collaborate with undergraduates and graduate students from other institutions.

McGill currently works in partnership with the Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal (CEIM). CEIM is an established incubator in Montreal which provides support to start-ups in the Quartier de l’Innovation.

Notman House is a not-for-profit initiative that acts as a launch pad for many entrepreneurs and start-ups. It offers meeting and work spaces, a cafe and hosts meet-ups and other events.

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