Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Dobson Centre explores the future and emergent technologies

Published: 25Oct2017

On October 18, the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship hosted its third workshop of the fall season, which focused on the technological innovations that are shaking up the business world....

McGill-Notman partnership takes McGill startups one step further

Published: 11Oct2017

Established under the McGill Innovation Collective, the McGill-Notman partnership offers short-term residencies to startup cofounders affiliated with McGill either as students, alumni, or as staff...

McGill X-1 Accelerator: seventh week at a glance

Published: 2Aug2017

Week seven of the McGill X-1 Accelerator was all about two things: Announcing a transformative $2 million gift from the John Dobson Foundation, and setting up for the upcoming Demo Days.

McGill X-1 Accelerator: third week at a glance

Published: 29Jun2017

For week 3 of the McGill X-1 Accelerator, the theme was Business Models and Startup Financials. Podlegal’s Philippe-Olivier Daniel got the ball rolling by telling participants to go for a...

2016 McGill Dobson Cup winners eye US expansion

Published: 14Jun2017

From winning first place for Social Enterprise track in the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup to an upcoming US tour with an eye towards expansion, McGill alumni Chloe Chow (BSc’15) and Sarah Fennessy know...

Dobson Cup judge on Montreal’s startup scene

Published: 25Apr2017

Kristina Tomaz-Young knows a thing or two about startups. She’s been involved with several projects since 2007, both as an adviser and as founder of her own companies, including Venture Cap TV and...

From class project to the Grit Prize: one Dobson Cup team’s journey

Published: 25Apr2017

CardioLink was the winner of this year’s Dobson Cup Grit Prize, which honours “outstanding dedication towards establishing [a] business venture.” The multidisciplinary team’s members are pulled...

Electric snowmobiles set to take centre stage

Published: 12Apr2017

Next winter, Whistler Blackcomb and Canadian Wilderness Adventures will become some of the first companies to offer electric snowmobiles to clients. The machines are made by Quebec-based Taiga...

2014 Dobson Cup participant on how winning changed her

Published: 12Apr2017

Montreal-based Lantinga Vita is all about merging functionality, a chic design and sustainability. The company’s Tempus bag is an Italian-made, multi-functional bag that boasts a compartment for a...

Winning Dobson Cup team on entrepreneurship, plans for the future and head movement as disease indicator

Published: 11Apr2017

Startup Saccade Analytics was the first place winner of the 2017 McGill Dobson Cup Health Sciences Track. The team’s pitch involved analyzing eye and head movement to help diagnose neural diseases....