Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Dobson Cup judge on Montreal’s startup scene

Published: 25Apr2017

Kristina Tomaz-Young knows a thing or two about startups. She’s been involved with several projects since 2007, both as an adviser and as founder of her own companies, including Venture Cap TV and...

From class project to the Grit Prize: one Dobson Cup team’s journey

Published: 25Apr2017

CardioLink was the winner of this year’s Dobson Cup Grit Prize, which honours “outstanding dedication towards establishing [a] business venture.” The multidisciplinary team’s members are pulled...

Electric snowmobiles set to take centre stage

Published: 12Apr2017

Next winter, Whistler Blackcomb and Canadian Wilderness Adventures will become some of the first companies to offer electric snowmobiles to clients. The machines are made by Quebec-based Taiga...

2014 Dobson Cup participant on how winning changed her

Published: 12Apr2017

Montreal-based Lantinga Vita is all about merging functionality, a chic design and sustainability. The company’s Tempus bag is an Italian-made, multi-functional bag that boasts a compartment for a...

Winning Dobson Cup team on entrepreneurship, plans for the future and head movement as disease indicator

Published: 11Apr2017

Startup Saccade Analytics was the first place winner of the 2017 McGill Dobson Cup Health Sciences Track. The team’s pitch involved analyzing eye and head movement to help diagnose neural diseases....

Applications Open: McGill X-1 Accelerator 2017


The McGill X-1 Accelerator is an intensive 10-week summer program designed to accelerate later-stage McGill startups towards investment readiness and launch./desautelsCategory: Desautels Faculty of...

Dobson Cup winners announced

Published: 3Apr2017

The McGill Dobson Cup 2017 powered by National Bank is over, and the winners have been announced. From the initial 136 applications, 121 teams pitched their startups in the run-up to the semi...

Social enterprise and innovation: an interview with Jake Wildman-Sisk

Published: 31Mar2017

As judge for the Social Enterprise category at the semi-finals of this year’s McGill Dobson Cup, Jake Wildman-Sisk’s credentials are solid: Not only did he help develop the first social systems...

Social Media for Startups: a workshop to build from

Published: 30Mar2017

At the last of this season’s McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship workshops, participants were treated to an in-depth understanding of what social media can do for startups. The workshop, led...

GroundIt’s CEO on her entrepreneurial journey

Published: 21Mar2017

Business partners Audrey Bolduc and Mitalie Makhani won the 2015 Dobson Cup with their pitch to make fertilizer from used coffee grounds. Now CEO of GroundIt, Ms. Bolduc returns to judge the 2017...