Montreal Firm Formula Growth Makes Donation to Four Business Schools


Montreal-based investment firm Formula Growth Ltd. is hoping its $1.1-million gift to four business schools on Monday will inspire other private companies to help out the province’s struggling universities.

... Four Quebec business schools — Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, Bishop’s University and HEC Montréal — got a much-needed private injection of funds with the $1.1-million donation, which is intended to foster entrepreneurship and innovative learning environments.

... In fact, he said, the announcement was planned around the launch of a book about the firm’s founder, John Dobson (BCom'49), titled Up and to the Right — The Story of John W. Dobson and His Formula Growth Fund. Dobson had a track record of supporting entrepreneurship and higher education.

Read full article: Montreal Gazette, March 31, 2014