Entrepreneurship Drop-In Hours & Free Services

Entrepreneurship Drop-In Hours

Use our *new* booking tool to reserve a time to speak with our Associate Director! We have drop in times available throughout the week! 

Until otherwise indicated the Drop-In Hours will be available remotely on MS Teams.

Come to the drop-in hours and talk to our advisors about:

  • TechAccel Grants 
  • 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?

Additional Free Services Available at the Engine Centre

All drop-in services listed below have been postponed until further notice! Please contact the people indicated below by email to schedule an online or phone appointment.



Start Date

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Compass Legal Startup Clinic


& Friday

Jan 13th, 2020 April 10th, 2020 12:00 PM -4:00 PM FDA5E

Compass Startup Legal Clinic is a pro bono legal information clinic for entrepreneurs. They empower founders by providing curated legal and business resources, information, workshops and access to a network of partners that get startups off the ground.

Design Consultations Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Feb 4th, 2020 April 7th, 2020 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM FDA5

Interested in improving your skills in interdisciplinary design? Have questions relating to design?

Professors Mark Driscoll, Rosaire Mongrain and Alexei Morozov want to enable interdisciplinary interaction involving everyone that has a stake at design (engineering, medicine, basic sciences). 

Tuesday: Professor Rosaire Mongrain - rosaire.mongrain [at] mcgill.ca

Wednesday: Professor Mark Driscoll - mark.driscoll [at] mcgill.ca

Thursday: Professor Alexei Morozov - alexvit [at] cim.mcgill.ca

Market Research Consultations Bi-Weekly on Thursday Mar 12th, 2020 April 9th, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  FDA5E McGill University Library has a number of specialized databases for industry and consumer reports, company analysis, financial data, and more. Do you have questions on how to use these tools, formulate strategies, or get access to market research? Drop-in to visit the Entrepreneurship Librarian Amanda Wheatley. Event Link!
Patent Consultations  Wednesday Feb 12th, 2020 April 8th, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM FDA5E

If you have an invention that you are thinking of patenting, or would like to look into the patents behind an industry, company, or product, drop-in to speak with Science and Engineering Librarian, April Colosimo. Use her expert knowledge to help you explore the world of patents! Event Link!

*There will be no drop in hours on March 11th or April 1st*

Mitacs  Thursday Jan 16th, 2020 April 9th, 2020 10: 00 AM - 12:00 PM  FDA5E McGill Engine is officially an approved incubator for Mitacs-related projects involving entrepreneurship under their E-Accelerate program. Visit or contact Dr. Noha Gerges, Director of Business Development (ngerges [at] mitacs.ca) to learn more about the many funding and internship opportunities available for both graduate and undergraduate students.  
Strengthen your Presentation & Pitch Skills  Friday Feb 7th, 2020 April 3rd, 2020 10: 30 AM - 12:00 PM FDA5E Becoming an effective communicator is possible for everyone – we just need a little practice! Hope Kelly is excited to launch 1-on-1 coaching to help you communicate your topic in a compelling way, keep the audience engaged, and improve your stage presence. Drop in or schedule an appointment with Hope (hope.kelly [at] mail.mcgill.ca)! Event Link!


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