Start a Business

Many students and recent graduates have had extremely rewarding experiences setting up their own businesses. These ideas have ranged from offering private tutoring lessons, to companies which have successfully grown and launched their careers. 

If you are one of those inspired, motivated business thinkers, CaPS offers many resources to get you started. We encourage you to thoroughly investigate your ideas as we want to ensure you are well informed of all the steps you need to take.

McGill Dobson Centre

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship is the hub of entrepreneurial activity at McGill University. Their mission is to develop and support McGill entrepreneurs stemming from all 10 faculties, as they seek to build innovative companies with a purpose. The Centre has more than 450 active startups that collectively have raised $1+ Billion and created more than 6,000 new jobs. For information about the entrepreneurship programs offered at the Dobson Centre: Programs

The McGill Dobson Bootcamp & Cup is designed for early-stage or early-traction startups that want to develop their business model, the art of the pitch and to further their understanding of business. Startups on this program also compete for seed funding. For more info: Bootcamp and Cup

Please note that CaPS and McGill do not endorse any particular websites/services; the listing is for your information only.

Entrepreneurship Programs and Services

For a list of startup programs or entrepreneurship events, consult the following websites:

For a list of external workshops, consultations and services to entrepreneurs, contact the following organizations:

Start-up Prizes and Competitions

These websites list start-up prizes and awards for student entrepreneurs.

  • Dobson Centre Student Prizes and Awards
    Consult the Centre and Dr. Michael Avedesian (Faculty of Engineering) who teaches Business Plan Development and Strategy courses.
  • OSAS Start-up Prizes and Competitions
    Consult this site for a list of entrepreneurship prizes and Eduardo Ganem Cuenca (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) to receive Innovation & Entrepreneurship News.
  • Fondation Montréal Inc.
    This site offers grants and personalized support services for young Montreal entrepreneurs.

Additional Resources

The following resources provide startup events, jobs and companies.

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