Application Deadline: TechAccel Program - Summer 2022

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Application deadline extended to April 19, 2022@ 11:59 PM ET. 

Learn about the different ways the McGill Engine Centre can support your technologically based startup ventures.

The TechAccel Program helps students jump-start and accelerate their technologically-based ideas that have business or social impact potential. Teams develop their entrepreneurial skills through a seven-part online training platform and one-on-one business mentorship and project funding for product, process, or service development. This program allows student participants to receive CCR recognition as it is an approved Enriched Educational Opportunities (EEO) program. The grants come out of the Faculty of Engineering Innovation Fund*, which is funded by charitable gifts from alumni and other community donors.

There are three types of Summer TechAccel programs available:

TechAccel Pre-Grant Phase

  • Available for both graduate and undergraduate students
  • No funding
  • Technologically-based startup idea
  • Idea stage where customer problems and needs still need validation via customer discovery
  • Basic understanding of the competitive landscape
  • Personalized coaching and business mentorship provided along with access to Empowered Startups online training platform
  • See eligibility and application process for more details

TechAccel Grants - Undergraduate Stipend

TechAccel Grants - Reimbursement

  • Available for both graduate and undergraduate students
  • Funding up to $2,500 maximum per team
  • Technologically-based startup idea where there has been sufficient level of actual customer problem validation via customer discovery, in particular customer interviews
  • Finding product-market fit and getting early traction
  • Funding is used to reimburse project related expenses tied to technical milestones (no stipend offered)
  • Projects typically last between 3-6 months (flexible depending on complexity and milestones)
  • Personalized coaching and business mentorship provided by an expert in your project's industry along with access to Empowered Startups online training platform
  • See eligibility and application process for more details

 

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