Dobson Cup 2012 taps into wealth of entrepreneurial ideas at McGill


Extracting biodegradable plastics from sludge. Raising food-grade crickets on household compost and turning them into high-protein flour. Using mobile diagnostics to deliver affordable hearing aids to children in developing countries.

Those were just three of the winning ideas to emerge from the Dobson Cup 2012 business plan competition, hosted by the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management.  The recent awards ceremony capped the fourth annual edition of the contest, designed to foster potential entrepreneurs at McGill.

... "The Dobson Cup continues its explosive growth in attracting amazing McGill entrepreneurs and judges," said Prof. Gregory Vit, director of the Dobson Centre. "We have found entrepreneurs from every faculty at McGill, and beyond. For example, this year, three new senior alumni judges with deep start-up experience from California joined us and added to our mentoring bench strength," he added. "I would encourage all potential McGill entrepreneurs to consult the Dobson Centre website and come out to our Dobson Cup start-up activities, which begin with our elevator pitch competition in October."

Read full article: McGill Reporter, August 1, 2012