Entrepreneurship Drop-In Hours & Free Services

Engine Drop-In Hours

Use our booking tool to reserve a time to speak with our Associate Director and other advisors! We have drop in times available throughout the week.

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

  • Engine funding opportunities or resources
  • McGill and Montreal entrepreneurial ecosystem & available resources 
  • Feedback on startup venture ideas 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Anything entrepreneurial or innovation related, we can help! 

Remote Appointments

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Book an appointment on our MS Bookings calendar to meet with Engine's Associate Director Katya remotely through MS Teams.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8am - 4:30pm Eastern Time.

In-Person Appointments

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Engine in-person appointments will resume the week of January 24th.

Engine opens Tuesday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm for students to speak with Engine's Associate Director Katya in person by appointment only.

Additional Drop-In Hours Hosted by Our Partners

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Compass Legal Startup Clinic

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.

Virtual drop in hours are every Wednesday, between 2:00 - 4:00PM Reserve your spot!

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Medtec Design

Interested in the field of medical technology and want to learn more? Have any questions related to medical technology and not sure where to go?

Medtec Design professors have virtual office hours dedicated specifically for you and any questions that you might have related to the growing field of medical technology and engineering design.

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Market Research

Speak with Amanda Wheatley, McGill's Entrepreneurship Librarian today! She can help you navigate McGill's specialized databases for industry and consumer reports, company analysis, financial data, and more. Learn how to use these market research tools and formulate strategies. 


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Mitacs is a nonprofit national research organization that, in partnerships with Canadian academia, private industry and government, operates research and training programs in fields related to industrial and social innovation. Speak with Noha Gerges or Tatiana Ruiz today about the different opportunities available with Mitacs!  Virtual drop-in hours are every Thursday between 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Contact Noha Gerges (ngerges [at] mitacs.ca (subject: Mitacs%20Meeting%20Reservation, body: Please%20specify%20whether%20you%20would%20like%20to%20have%20remote%20or%20in-person%20meeting!) ) or Tatiana Ruiz (truiz [at] mitacs.ca (subject: Mitacs%20Meeting%20Reservation, body: Please%20specify%20whether%20you%20would%20like%20to%20have%20remote%20or%20in-person%20meeting!) ) to reserve your spot.  Reservations are required.

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Office of Innovation and Partnerships

The path from idea to reality is often unclear or can feel overwhelming to potential inventors. What is intellectual Property? How can you protect your idea? How can you commercialize it? Who owns what I invent at McGill? In order to answer these and other questions, the Technology Transfer team can help McGill researchers, staff and graduate students understand what their options are.

In-person drop in hours are every Thursday at 10:30 am; contact Olivia Novac (olivia.novac [at] mcgill.ca (subject: I%2BP%20Meeting%20Reservation, body: Please%20specify%20whether%20you%20would%20like%20to%20have%20a%20remote%20or%20in-person%20meeting!) ) to reserve your spot. Reservations are required.

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Patent Searching & Concept Mapping

April Colosimo specializes in library and information services and collections to support teaching, learning, and research in science and engineering. Speak with her to learn more about concept mapping, patent searching and much more! 

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