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Dobson Cup 2016 Winners Announced

Dear 2016 McGill Dobson Cup Participants, Judge-Mentors, and Supporters,  We're excited to announce the winners of the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup! Congratulations to all of the winning teams. Many thanks to everyone who participated. We would also like to thank all of the Pitch Phase and Finalist judge-mentors, and volunteers who contributed towards making this year's startup competition a resounding success!

Published on : 09 May 2016

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Published on : 11 Jan 2016

Bigger is better for McGill Innovation Week

McGill Innovation Week took place for a third year in a row this November and the third time was certainly a charm. Nineteen events integrated the McGill student and faculty community with the Montreal innovation community to demonstrate how people can collaborate to create novel ideas that will drive our future. 

Published on : 04 Dec 2015

Social Entrepreneurship Workshop: Designing your career, your enterprise, and your impact

On November 13, 2015, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship co-sponsored a half-day workshop on social entrepreneurship. Entitled “Social Entrepreneurship: Designing your career, your enterprise, and your impact”, the event featured a broad range of attendees – from those new to the concept of entrepreneurship to established entrepreneurs.

Published on : 19 Nov 2015

High tech tailor offers suit shopping convenience with curb-side fittings

It's a Friday afternoon and mergers and acquisitions lawyer Giancarlo Salvo squeezes in a break at the Dentons law firm to get measured for a suit and dress shirts. He heads down to the lobby of Montreal's Place Ville Marie and steps into the Tailor2Go van parked out front where tailor Nathan Kong is waiting. Read full article: Financial Post, October 5, 2015

Published on : 15 Oct 2015

World Wide Hearing receives funding

After winning the McGill Dobson Cup, World Wide Hearing received a $113,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada to pilot its hearing aid delivery model, Hearing Express. In 2013-2014, the pilot project was run in Kraimeh, a rural community in Western Jordan, in collaboration with a new outreach centre for children with disabilities. Over the course of the project, Hearing Express female technicians visited Jordanian households and held hearing camps to provide affordable hearing aids to people who need them, validating the model. 

Published on : 03 Jul 2015

Tailor2Go remporte une deuxième place au Concours québécois en entreprenariat

Catégorie Commerce Deuxième Prix Tailleur Nathon Kong inc. Cet entrepreneur passionné se distingue par les valeurs qu’il met au service de son entreprise. La technologie 3D est utilisée au profit de la mode et permet d’offrir à sa clientèle un produit de qualité remarquable, à prix plus abordable. www.tailor2go.com • Région de Montréal.

Published on : 03 Jul 2015

McGill Dobson Cup awards $100,000 to promising start-ups

After three months of mentorship and start-up plan pitches, the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship rewarded over $100,000 in cash and other prizes to the winners of the 2015 McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Competition. Read full article: McGill Reporter, June 4, 2015

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

Professor Gregory Vit: "The Risk in Risk Management: Financial Organizations and the Problem of Conformity" book release

McGill Desautels Professor Gregory Vit's book: The Risk in Risk Management: Financial Organizations and the Problem of Conformity was reviewed in the March 2015 Issue of Organization Studies. The reviewer, Professor Iain Munro, concluded: "…this book deserves to be widely read and I have no doubt that its scrupulous lessons will better equip us and our students to avoid such financial misadventures in the future."

Published on : 12 Mar 2015

Prochaine étape prometteuse pour le Centre Magnétique

C’est avec beaucoup d’émotions et d’ambitions que Cécile Branco-Côté et Bernard Darche étaient de retour à McGill la semaine dernière, eux qui avaient remporté la Coupe Dobson en juin 2014 avec leur projet de Centre Magnétique, un lieu favorisant la collaboration de la communauté entrepreneuriale de Lac-Mégantic. Read full article: McGill Reporter, Feburary 5, 2015 

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

$1 million donation from the National Bank to the Fondation Montréal inc. fund-raising campaign

Creation of a business idea competition on Montreal university campuses, launched as part of "je vois mtl" (I see Montreal). Fondation Montréal inc. enthusiastically announces one of the largest donations in its history, a major gift of $1 million from the National Bank. This contribution will enable Fondation Montréal inc., to create a competition for business ideas on the campuses of Montreal universities.

Published on : 18 Nov 2014

Ingénieurs: du laboratoire au marché

[McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Competition, Second Place Winner in For Profit track: LifePack is a light-weight, powerfully insulating, environmentally-friendly shipping container for temperature sensitive medical materials.  Compared to current shipping methods, LifePak reduces packaging waste by 50% and shipping costs by up to 35%.] 

Published on : 10 Nov 2014

Business schools work to bridge the gap between academia and industry

There’s a story Julian Barlow likes to tell people when he’s making a presentation. In 1995 he was teaching a transformational leadership course when a student asked if Barlow would lead a training session for his staff. ... Alex Kalil, professor at McGill’s Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies in Montreal, has been a long-standing proponent for injecting industry experience into the classroom. That’s because he has had a decades-long history conversing with students within and outside a campus environment.

Published on : 16 Oct 2014

Adam B. Coape-Arnold: Artisantrepreneur

Adam B. Coape-Arnold came to McGill’s School of Continuing Studies the day before classes started for the Fall 2013 semester in order to see what the School offered.

Published on : 31 Jul 2014

Entrepreneurs and big dreams shine at Montreal Startup Festival

Montrealer Michael Moszberg was studying abroad and in the market for a gym, but didn’t want to make the commitment to a membership.

Published on : 15 Jul 2014