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McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Plan Writing Workshop

Bronfman Building 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

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!

Global MIT Founders' Skills Accelerator

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.

Published: 28Feb2014

McGill Dobson Cup Boot Camp

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! 

Published: 12Feb2014

Kickstart MDC

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

Published: 28Oct2013

McGill Dobson Cup Boot Camp

Bronfman Building 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

Date: January 31, 2014 
Time: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Bronfman building

Universities that Teach You to Change the World

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.

Published: 23Oct2013

New Internet Start-Up Hypejar Uses Social Media to Accurately Forecast Demand for Future Products

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.”

Published: 11Jul2013