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Social Entrepreneurship Workshop: Designing your career, your enterprise, and your impact

Thu, 2015-11-19 16:20

On November 13, 2015, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship co-sponsored a half-day workshop on social entrepreneurship. Entitled “Social Entrepreneurship: Designing your career, your enterprise, and your impact”, the event featured a broad range of attendees – from those new to the concept of entrepreneurship to established entrepreneurs.

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High tech tailor offers suit shopping convenience with curb-side fittings

Thu, 2015-10-15 09:58

It's a Friday afternoon and mergers and acquisitions lawyer Giancarlo Salvo squeezes in a break at the Dentons law firm to get measured for a suit and dress shirts. He heads down to the lobby of Montreal's Place Ville Marie and steps into the Tailor2Go van parked out front where tailor Nathan Kong is waiting.

Read full article: Financial Post, October 5, 2015

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McGill X-1 Demo Day

Wed, 2015-09-09 17:00 - 21:00
Club Soda : 1225 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2S6

The McGill X-1 Accelerator is an intensive 10-week summer program to learn the skills to become better entrepreneurs from June 15 to September 9.

Demo Day is an event presented by the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship where 8 teams will be pitching their companies to the McGill community and to the broader Montreal startup ecosystem.

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World Wide Hearing receives funding

Fri, 2015-07-03 14:03

After winning the McGill Dobson Cup, World Wide Hearing received a $113,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada to pilot its hearing aid delivery model, Hearing Express. In 2013-2014, the pilot project was run in Kraimeh, a rural community in Western Jordan, in collaboration with a new outreach centre for children with disabilities. Over the course of the project, Hearing Express female technicians visited Jordanian households and held hearing camps to provide affordable hearing aids to people who need them, validating the model. 

Source Site: /desautels

Tailor2Go remporte une deuxième place au Concours québécois en entreprenariat

Fri, 2015-07-03 13:13

Catégorie Commerce

Deuxième Prix

Tailleur Nathon Kong inc.

Cet entrepreneur passionné se distingue par les valeurs qu’il met au service de son entreprise. La technologie 3D est utilisée au profit de la mode et permet d’offrir à sa clientèle un produit de qualité remarquable, à prix plus abordable. www.tailor2go.com • Région de Montréal.

Source Site: /desautels

McGill Dobson Cup awards $100,000 to promising start-ups

Fri, 2015-06-05 17:23

After three months of mentorship and start-up plan pitches, the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship rewarded over $100,000 in cash and other prizes to the winners of the 2015 McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Competition.

Read full article: McGill Reporter
, June 4, 2015

Source Site: /desautels

Professor Gregory Vit: "The Risk in Risk Management: Financial Organizations and the Problem of Conformity" book release

Thu, 2015-03-12 16:28

McGill Desautels Professor Gregory Vit's book: The Risk in Risk Management: Financial Organizations and the Problem of Conformity was reviewed in the March 2015 Issue of Organization Studies. The reviewer, Professor Iain Munro, concluded: "…this book deserves to be widely read and I have no doubt that its scrupulous lessons will better equip us and our students to avoid such financial misadventures in the future."

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Prochaine étape prometteuse pour le Centre Magnétique

Mon, 2015-02-16 16:32

C’est avec beaucoup d’émotions et d’ambitions que Cécile Branco-Côté et Bernard Darche étaient de retour à McGill la semaine dernière, eux qui avaient remporté la Coupe Dobson en juin 2014 avec leur projet de Centre Magnétique, un lieu favorisant la collaboration de la communauté entrepreneuriale de Lac-Mégantic.

Read full article: McGill Reporter, Feburary 5, 2015 

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Start-UP Plan Writing Workshop

Wed, 2015-02-11 18:00 - 20:00

This workshop is for student entrepreneurs at McGill interested in mastering the art of writing a start-up plan.

Date and time: February 11, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00pm

Location: Bronfman, Room 245



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McGill Start-UP Boot Camp

Fri, 2015-01-30 09:30 - 19:30

Hear from successful and unsuccessful McGill start-ups and learn about important legal aspects to consider for your team and start-up. There will be three networking sessions including one organized activity that culminates with you pitching in front of successful entrepreneurs. Open to all McGill students.

Date and time: Friday, January 30, 2015 from 9:30am – 7:30pm

Location: Bronfman, Room 151


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