McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Taiga solidifies head start in race to produce off-road electric vehicles

Published: 3Jun2021

Taiga Motors Corporation, formerly Canaccord Genuity Growth II Corp., recently announced completion of the Qualifying Transaction, solidifying its status as a leading publicly-traded manufacturer...

Former Dobson startup aims high

Published: 5May2021

Sonder, an industry-disrupting hospitality company created by former McGill student and McGill Dobson Centre alumnus Francis Davidson, aspires to become a “hosting Amazon” through an IPO. The new...

Transforming air travel for people with disabilities

Published: 22Apr2021

An idea that arose from a nightmarish flight experience for Sandra Gualtieri, founder of Gualtieri Inventions, has blossomed into an innovative new product for people living with disabilities....

Dobson Centre surpasses $1-billion milestone in startup seed funding

Published: 8Apr2021

Over the past three decades, the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship has catalyzed the creation of 450 active startups that have generated more than 6,000 new jobs. Now, the McGill Dobson...

McGill students partner with disability rights activist to design comfortable airplane seat

Published: 8Apr2021

Sandra Gualtieri, an entrepreneur and disability rights activist with cerebral palsy, enlisted the help of four McGill students to design a custom airplane seat that alleviates discomfort for...

Start-ups taking off in Quebec

Published: 25Mar2021

Although the pandemic has generated significant economic uncertainty, startups are thriving at McGill’s Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, according to its director, Marie Josée Lamothe....

McGill's Dobson International Startup Tour


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Former Dobson participant turns side gig into $1.3 billion startup

Published: 12Mar2021

Just over seven years ago, former McGill student Francis Davidson started a side business when he rented out his apartment to fellow McGill students....

Turning hobbies into business opportunities

Published: 8Mar2021

In response to the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians are turning their pastimes into online businesses. Marie-Josée Lamothe, Academic Director of the McGill Dobson Centre for...


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