Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies
The McGill Dobson Cup (MDC) Boot Camp is an annual opportunity for budding McGill entrepreneurs to discuss their business (for-profit) ideas and social enterprise startups. Participants will spend a day learning how to move their start-up ideas forward. Participants benefit from the day as the panel of McGill alumni, faculty and students offer helpful recommendations to help grow and advance business ideas.
Date: January 31, 2014
Time: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Just three months after graduating this year from the University of Waterloo, Jonathan Rivard’s startup company had generated $130,000 in revenue.
... “It is a generational zeitgeist, no doubt about it,” says Anita Nowak, integrating director of the Social Economy Initiative, at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal.
... The Dobson Cup is structured so that students present their ideas to a panel of experts over several months and successive rounds, competing for cash prizes and mentoring advice.
An online social platform that accurately forecasts future sales of new products has won first place at the Desautels Faculty of Management’s entrepreneurial competition, the Dobson Cup.
... Team leader and Desautels graduate Grant Yim (BCom'03) says “It is unique in the fact that there is nowhere else to find, in one place, information about products that have not yet been released. Also, existing market research organisations do not leverage social media, and as such their data is expensive and the sample sizes are smaller.”
The Dobson Centre is a hub for entrepreneurial activity at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management and in the greater Montreal community. The aim of the Dobson Centre is to offer entrepreneurial education and provide resources that support and develop entrepreneurs. You’ll find a host of resources for students and entrepreneurs interested in entrepreneurship and an integrative education in management.