Who will bring home the McGill Dobson Cup 2017?

After 4 consecutive days of pitches in the Semi-Finals of the McGill Dobson Cup 2017 powered by National Bank, we’re excited to announce the 40 startups moving on to the Finals on March 22, 2017 where over $100,000 in seed funding will be awarded to the most promising McGill startups.

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Announcing the L’Oréal-Dobson Startup Award

We’re excited to announce the inaugural L’Oréal-Dobson Startup Award to be presented at this year’s McGill Dobson Cup 2017 powered by National Bank.

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Could this be the next big startup out of Montreal?

We’re excited to announce the startups moving on to the Semi-Finals of the McGill Dobson Cup 2017 powered by National Bank.

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McGill Dobson Cup 2017 is underway!

With the deadline for submitting applications being January 18, 2017 at 11:59PM, the McGill Dobson Cup 2017 is now officially underway! All competitors will be notified if they are moving on to the Semi-Finals by January 31, 2017. 

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Launch of McGill Artificial Intelligence Society

As the artificial intelligence space in Montreal heats up, a group of McGill student entrepreneurs are set to launch the McGill Artificial Intelligence Society.

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McGill Lean Startup 2016 Final Presentations Recap

On the evening of Monday, December 5, 2016 over 120 students and entrepreneurs from the McGill community gathered into a fully packed lecture room to watch the Final Pitches of the eight startups in the McGill Lean Startup Program.

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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’s flagship annual startup competition where over $100,000 in cash prizes are awarded to startups across four tracks: Social Enterprise, Health Sciences, Small & Medium Enterprise, and Innovation Driven Enterprise. More

X1 Accelerator

An intensive 10-week Summer Program designed to accelerate early traction McGill startups towards investment readiness and launch. Demo Days take place in Montreal, San Francisco, and Boston in the Fall. More 

Lean Startup

A free 10-week program open to all McGill students, alumni, faculty, and staff, that challenges startup teams to test their business ideas and hypotheses outside the classroom using the Lean Startup Methodology. More 


By fostering the development of McGill entrepreneurs across all faculties, our mission is to be an engine of economic and social value creation for the 21st century. We facilitate the commercialization of knowledge at McGill so as to prepare students, professors, alumni, and colleagues for a positive and purposeful entrepreneurial life.



We act with integrity in accordance with the highest ethical, professional and academic standards. Neither the McGill Dobson Centre nor staff members take a share of, nor an investment in, the ideas of startups being nurtured and guided. We educate and facilitate entrepreneurship in an unbiased manner.


We foster the collaboration of diverse backgrounds and multiple perspectives bringing richness to entrepreneurship that is a reflection of the McGill University community and the society we serve.


We are focused on enriching, engaging, and empowering students, professors, and the McGill community through entrepreneurship learning and development. We work for the betterment of the McGill student body, professors, alumni and colleagues, the communities we serve, and the world.


We strive to provide outstanding mentorship and entrepreneurship courses, professoriate, extracurricular activities, competitions, events, advisors and mentorship.


We aspire to have McGill recognized as an entrepreneurial university that will lead Canada’s innovation agenda. 

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