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Do you have the next ‘big idea’?

Kick-start your own venture at the 2015 McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Competition!

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Bold ideas take flight at 2014 McGill Dobson Cup

Four teams were crowned victors of this annual start-up competition hosted by the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship.

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Mission Statement

The Dobson Centre fosters entrepreneurship within the McGill University community by providing students access to academic courses, advising, networking events, competitions, and more. We help students develop the skills required to start ventures and grow into enterprises that evoke positive change with a purpose.

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. As Wayne Gretzky said, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”.


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.