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The Ian McLachlin for Entrepreneurship in Engineering

Description:

Established in 1998 by Ian McLachlin, B.Eng. 1960, to encourage Engineering students to undertake courses in Entrepreneurial Studies in the Desautels Faculty of Management.  Awarded to Engineering students with high academic standing having completed at least one year of studies and who are registered in a course under the auspices of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies.  Awarded by the Faculty of Engineering.

Application Instructions:

The Engineering Student Centre will contact students in the Minor in Technological Entrepreneurship for submissions.

 


 

John D. Thompson Prizes for Entrepreneurship in Engineering

Description:

Established in 1998 by John D. Thompson, B.Eng. 1957, to encourage Engineering students to undertake courses in Entrepreneurial Studies in the Desautels Faculty of Management.  Awarded to Engineering students with high academic standing having completed at least one year of studies who are registered in a course under the auspices of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies.  Awarded by the Faculty of Engineering.

Application Instructions:

The Engineering Student Centre will contact students in the Minor in Technological Entrepreneurship for submissions.

 


 

The BDC Prize for Outstanding Entrepreneurial Activity

Description:

The Business Development Bank of Canada has funded an annual prize to be awarded to the undergraduate student(s) who has (have) actually started a company which is still active and which is expected, in good faith, to continue in its activities after graduation. The value is $750.

Who Qualifies:

The student(s) must be registered in good standing in any of the courses in the Minor in Technological Entrepreneurship in their final year. Individuals or teams which qualify can apply.

The Submission:

A detailed description of the business; an overview of its past performance (with supporting documentation); letters of referral from satisfied customers and/or suppliers; a brief outline of anticipated activities.

The Judging:

Submissions will be reviewed by the Dobson Committee made up of two Dobson Fellows, a Dobson Centre professor and two representatives of the Business Development Bank of Canada. Their decision will be final.

Application Instructions:

The required documentation in hard copy must be submitted to the Dobson Centre by March 15th of the applicant's final year.

The Dobson Centre will award the actual prize. The winning of this award will be noted in the appropriate manner at the time of graduation.

Application forms are available from the Dobson Centre website.

For further information and submission forms, please contact David Lank of the Dobson Centre at 398-1744 or email david [dot] m [dot] lank [at] mcgill [dot] ca .

Technology Venture Challenge

Purpose:

To encourage students to act on their entrepreneurial ideas by providing them with guidance on how to pursue their ideas, experience in pursuing their ideas and contacts within the business community.

To provide the business community with the opportunity to encourage, support and interact with our next generation of entrepreneurs.

Overview:

4 stage supported competition

  • Tune-up Round: 1 page submission with feedback to all participants
  • Main Round: lecture series and 3 page submission
  • Semi-final Round: CEO mentoring, 5 page submission
  • Final Round: Presentation preparation and presentation to business community