Are you ready for the McGill Dobson Cup 2017?

The McGill Dobson Cup 2017 powered by National Bank and hosted by the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, is McGill’s flagship annual startup competition.

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YUMiTRITION featured on Global News

YUMiTRITON the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) winner is featured on Global News for the YUMiBOX, a subscription box of whole grain products to support diabetic blood sugar control.

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Highlights from McGill Silicon Valley Tour 2016

The McGill San Francisco Demo Day was a great opportunity for McGill startups to pitch in front of Alumni, Judges and Investors. The startups also got to visit IDEO, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Google, and AppDirect. 

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Highlights from McGill Boston Demo Day 2016

6 startups pitched in front of a diverse audience at the McGill Boston Demo Day. While in Boston, the startups also had a tour of the Harvard Innovation Lab, MIT's Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship, as well as the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) at the Cambridge Innovation Center.

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Taiga Motors – Building the next generation electric snowmobiles

Taiga Motors, the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup Innovation Driven Enterprise (IDE) winners are featured on the Montreal Gazette. 

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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 interative 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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