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Demo Day 2016

Join the McGill community as our transformative startups, world-class entrepreneurs, and diverse McGill Alumni come together to celebrate McGill's leaps in innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Call for Contributors

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 Startup

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