Dobson Cup

 

| EDUARDO GANEM CUENCA and KATHY MACLEAN

Students from McGill’s Macdonald Campus seem to have figured out the winning combination of talent, skills, risk –and above all, the unwavering determination it takes to convert an idea into a viable business venture.

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, Dobson Cup, Macdonald Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, YUMiTRITION, Ent-O-Mix, Polar Labs
Published on: 16 May 2016

From naming Michael A. Meighen as the University’s new Chancellor in January to having two students earning Rhodes Scholarships in December, 2014 was yet another eventful year for McGill. As we head into the final weeks of 2014, the Reporter looks back on the year that was, highlighting some of the key happenings over the past 12 months in words and pictures.

Classified as: BCom, Henry Mintzberg, BCom Alumni, Dobson Cup, IMHL Alumni, joanne liu, Cedric McNicoll, management frosh, Joanna Klimczak, 5 days for the homeless
Published on: 20 Jan 2015

In light of the 2008 financial crisis, fostering entrepreneurship has increasingly moved toward the forefront of economic development and city planning. Beyond acting as an important driver of innovation, employment, and productivity growth, entrepreneurship has also been hailed by some as filling the void between wages and living standards. But when we turn to examples of spontaneous entrepreneurial successes in Silicon Valley, is there a specific set of conditions under which these start-ups thrive and attract venture capital?

Classified as: BCom, BCom Alumni, Dobson Cup, Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, CEIM, brian luong, Centech, schedulingdirect, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 2 Oct 2014

J’ai participé à la quatrième et dernière étape de la Tournée des entrepreneurs, hier, à Lac-Mégantic. Journée très différente de celle de Gaspé qui a rassemblé des entrepreneurs de Mégantic, mais beaucoup de gens de l’extérieur, également.

Classified as: Dobson Cup, Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, lac megantic, cecile branco, Dobson Cup 2014, social enterprise, social enterprise track, le journal de montreal, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 9 Sep 2014

Adam B. Coape-Arnold came to McGill’s School of Continuing Studies the day before classes started for the Fall 2013 semester in order to see what the School offered.

Classified as: Dobson Cup, Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 31 Jul 2014

Montrealer Michael Moszberg was studying abroad and in the market for a gym, but didn’t want to make the commitment to a membership.

Classified as: Dobson Cup, Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, cbc news, damien galan, mcgill dobson cup, michael moszberg, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 15 Jul 2014

Bernard d’Arche, McGill Student [and one of the winners of the Dobson Cup], who came up with a unique idea to help rebuild Lac Megantic.

Listen: 
Tommy Schnurmacher Show

Classified as: Dobson Cup, Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, bernard d'arche, lac-megantic, Tommy Schnurmacher Show, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 4 Jul 2014

Au cœur du centre-ville ravagé de Lac-Mégantic, créer une résidence pour développer et porter des projets d’entreprise. Voilà le plan que trois étudiants de l’Université McGill — Cécile Branco-Côté, Ségolène Rolin et Bernard d’Arche — ont élaboré cet hiver lors d’un cours sur l’entrepreneuriat social. Aujourd’hui sur le point de devenir réalité, le « Centre magnétique » aura pour tâche de fédérer les innovations locales et de créer des synergies entre elles.

Classified as: Dobson Cup, Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Ségolène Rolin, lac-megantic, le devoir, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 4 Jul 2014

Desautels students Bernard d'Arche and Cécile Branco discuss their Dobson Cup winning initiative on Breakfast Television Montreal.

View video here.

Classified as: Montreal, Dobson Cup, Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Breakfast Television, lac megantic, bernard d'arche, breakfast television montreal, cecile branco, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 3 Jul 2014

One June 5, four teams were crowned victors of the 2014 McGill Dobson Cup, the annual start-up competition hosted by the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Desautels Faculty of Management. The Centre provides resources and support to all entrepreneurs across McGill and Montreal communities.

Classified as: Dobson Cup, Gregory Vit, Anita Nowak, Greg Vit, Ségolène Rolin, patrick vespa, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 26 Jun 2014

One year after a runaway train transporting oil plowed through the downtown core of Lac-Mégantic, igniting and razing much of the town’s commercial centre, three McGill University students with a passion for social entrepreneurship have become part of the town’s efforts to rebuild.

Classified as: Dobson Cup, Anita Nowak, Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, lecturer, leilani ku, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 25 Jun 2014

Cécile BrancoSégolène Rolin et Bernard d'Arche, trois étudiants l'Université McGill, ont conçu un projet de centre d'innovation qui pourrait bien voir le jour dans le nouveau centre-ville méganticois. Leur Centre magnétique, un incubateur entrepreneurial, offrirait une rampe de lancement unique en région pour ceux qui souhaitent se lancer en affaires.

Classified as: Dobson Cup, Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, la tribune, lac megantic, Ségolène Rolin, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 25 Jun 2014

“People used to take a traits-based approach to defining entrepreneurs: they are risk-takers, for instance,” says Greg Vit, BCom’80, director of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship in McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management. “But that characterization has been challenged by a more recent approach that suggests you can create the underlying conditions to help entrepreneurs emerge.”

Classified as: MBA, Dobson Cup, Gregory Vit, Hult Prize, Mohammed Ashour, gabe mott, gabriel mott, anthony di ioia, corina tudose, grant yim, Greg Vit, jaclyn ling, jesse pearlstein, pino di ioia, shobhita soor, sophie boulanger, stephanie brisson, zev thompson
Published on: 25 Jun 2014

The McGill Dobson Cup (MDC) Start-UP Boot Camp is all about action, training, knowledge, and collaboration. You will learn from successful start-UP veterans, students, lawyers, as well as, through interactive activities with your peers. Keep your eyes open for potential business partners, they are all around you! 

Classified as: Dobson Cup, Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 12 Feb 2014

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