Many students and recent graduates have had extremely rewarding experiences setting up their own businesses. These ideas have ranged from offering private tutoring lessons, to companies which have successfully grown and launched their careers.
If you are one of those inspired, motivated business thinkers, CaPS offers many resources to get you started. We encourage you to thoroughly investigate your ideas as we want to ensure you are well informed of all the steps you need to take.
McGill Dobson Centre
The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship is a resource centre for those who are interested in entrepreneurship. The centre offers both education and support to student entrepreneurs, including the Dobson Cup Business Plan Competition.
For more information, visit the Centre:
McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management (Bronfman Building)
Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies
1001 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 649
Montreal, QC H3A-1G5
Email: entrepreneurship [at] mcgilldobson.com
For network opportunities in the entrepreneurial community of Montreal, and programs and events that will expose you to the various facets of new ventures, join the McGill Entrepreneurs Society (MES).
For a list of startup programs or entrepreneurship events, consult the following websites:
- McGill Dobson Centre - Entrepreneurship Programs & Events.
- School of Continuing Studies - Entrepreneurship Programs.
- Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS) - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program.
Programs and Services
If you are looking for workshops, consultations and services to entrepreneurs, contact the following organizations:
- YES Montreal - YES offers support business coaching and workshops to entrepreneurs.
- Info Entrepreneurs - Information and services to Quebec entrepreneurs.
- Canadian Business Network - Government services for Canadian businesses.
Start-up Prizes and Competitions
These websites list start-up prizes and awards for student entrepreneurs.
- Dobson Centre Student Prizes and Awards
Consult the Centre and Dr. Michael Avedesian (Faculty of Engineering) who teaches Business Plan Development and Strategy courses.
- OSAS Start-up Prizes and Competitions
Consult this site for a list of entrepreneurship prizes and Eduardo Ganem Cuenca (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) to receive Innovation & Entrepreneurship News.
- Fondation Montréal Inc.
This site offers grants and personalized support services for young Montreal entrepreneurs.
- Montreal Startup Events - This site lists upcoming startup events in Montreal.
- Services for Entrepreneurs - A list of organizations offering assistance and funding to entrepreneurs.
- Startup Job Websites - A list of websites posting tech start-up jobs or company listings.
- Books for entrepreneurial (Available in the McGill Library)