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The Dobson Chronicles is growing! If you have a passion for startups & entrepreneurship, and great writing skills, we’d love to hear from you. 

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2016 Dobson Cup Awards Over $100,000 to Start-ups

McGill’s flagship start-up competition honours winning teams in Social Enterprise, Health Sciences, Small & Medium Enterprise, and Innovation Driven Enterprise.

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McGill X-1 Accelerator 2016

The McGill X-1 Accelerator is an intensive 10-week summer program designed to accelerate early traction McGill startups towards investment readiness and launch. This year's program takes place from June 6 to August 12, 2016. Demo Days in Montreal and San Francisco in Fall 2016.

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Mission Statement

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship is the hub of entrepreneurial activity at McGill University. Our mission is to find, teach, and develop world-class entrepreneurs at McGill. We support our students, faculty, and alumni through tailored education, applied entrepreneurial frameworks, and iterative mentorship.

Entrepreneurship Programs

McGill Dobson Cup

McGill Dobson Cup

Enables budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive valuable advising and a chance to win start-up capital for their enterprise. More

McGill X-1 Accelerator

McGill X-1 Accelerator

An educational program that empowers the McGill community to build innovative companies. More

McGill Lean Launchpad

McGill Lean LaunchPad

A hands-on program that immerses student teams by having them test their business ideas and hypotheses outside the classroom. More

Our Values

Take Action

We have a propensity for action - we encourage our students to take action on their ideas, with an inclination for action based on research, facts, analysis, and experience.


We provide outstanding entrepreneurship courses, professoriate, extracurricular competitions, events, and advisors.


The greater good of the student body is primordial – we are focused on enriching, engaging, and empowering students through learning and personal development. This is achieved by listening to the suggestions of the McGill student body and taking action to implement their needs.

Honest Broker Policy

Neither the Centre nor Dobson staff takes a share of or an investment in the ideas of start-ups being nurtured and guided. We will not steer our students to one service provider, investor, or advisor, but rather provide options. The ultimate decision is strictly with the students and start-ups. We educate and facilitate entrepreneurship in an unbiased manner.

Diversity & Free Inquiry

Diversity in backgrounds and thinking style amount to transformative and innovative entrepreneurial endeavours. Collaboration of diverse backgrounds brings richness to idea generation, multiple perspectives and is a true reflection of the McGill University community.

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