Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies
McGill students Cecile Branco and Bernard d’Arche [winners of the McGill Dobson Cup] tell Camille Ross about their innovative plan to help re-build Lac-Megantic after the devastating train accident.
Watch video: Global Montreal
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
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.
Desautels students Bernard d'Arche and Cécile Branco discuss their Dobson Cup winning initiative on Breakfast Television Montreal.
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.
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David Lank joined the Desautels Faculty of Management in 1999. As Director Emeritus of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, he teaches MBA level courses in entrepreneurial start-ups, early-phase management and entrepreneurial leadership. In addition, he has designed and has supplied the major course content for several undergraduate courses, including Technological Entrepreneurship.
As founder in 1968 and now Chair of Helix Investments, he has been personally involved in the venture capital funding of 147 companies as well as numerous other entrepreneurial initiatives. This broad experience has allowed him to bring scores of practitioners into the classroom to share their real-life experiences, a teaching approach that has been a hallmark of the Dobson Centre. He has been a visiting lecturer at more than 20 universities on a variety of subjects, and for four years taught the history of animal art at Concordia University while he was still the senior partner in Canada’s oldest investment management firm. Author of more than 40 books, his broad experience in cultural and conservation organizations led to his being named to the Order of Canada in 1996.
Do you want guidance on how to write your social enterprise or for-profit start-up plan for the MDC Start-UP Competition? This workshop is for you!
The MDC Start-UP Competition is giving away $60,000 in prizes - 2 page start-up plans are due the week of March 19-26.
Open to EVERYONE affiliated with McGill.
You'll be given guidance on what should be included in your social enterprise or for-profit start-up plan. If you are looking to win from $60k in prizes, be sure to put all the odds on your side.
Apply to be the only Canadian university student group in Summer 2014 at the MIT Global Founders Skills Accelerator!
You have the chance to go to MIT with select groups of MIT students and several foreign universities.
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!
Interested in Entrepreneurship?
The Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial studies is hosting Kickstart the McGill Dobson Cup Wednesday, November 6 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
ALL students from ALL faculties at McGill are invited.
There are 3 parts to this evening:
1 - Learn about McGill’s Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies & The McGill Dobson Cup (MDC), both of which are great tools to help you develop your business ideas