McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Dobson Cup participant Sonder raises US$170M during current health crisis

Published: 26Jun2020

Despite an economic downturn that brought the travel industry to a near standstill, Dobson Cup participant and McGill’s first unicorn Sonder has raised US$170-million to stay ahead of the curve....

Accelerate your startup with the Dobson Centre

Published: 7May2020

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship is now accepting applications for the 2020 X-1 Accelerator program. The X-1 Accelerator is a world-class program designed to accelerate early traction...

Thirty-two teams set to compete at the Dobson Cup finals

Published: 18Feb2020

After two days of deliberation, 32 teams have been selected to compete in final round of the McGill Dobson Cup, powered by National Bank, on March 30, 2020....

McGill Dobson Cup names 2020 semi-finalists

Published: 29Jan2020

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship has announced the semi-finalists in the upcoming McGill Dobson Cup 2020, powered by National Bank. The semifinal pitches will take place from February...

McGill unicorn Sonder sets its sights on Montreal

Published: 18Dec2019

McGill unicorn and hospitality startup Sonder has reserved premises in downtown Montreal as it makes plans to set up shop in Canada. If the move is successful, this could bring more than 500 jobs...

Recap of McGill Startup Tour 2019

Published: 29Nov2019

The McGill Startup Tour (formerly Demo Days) is about developing the McGill entrepreneurship ecosystem, showcasing the success’ of our start-ups, and promoting our highly beneficial program....

Dobson Centre sits among world’s best university business incubators

Published: 11Nov2019

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship has secured a spot in UBI Global’s Top 20 University Business Incubators for 2019–20....

Dobson startup tour showcases Desautels entrepreneurial spirit

Published: 25Oct2019

In fall, the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship went on the road as part of its annual Startup Tour. The six-week tour provided an opportunity for 10 teams to generate a buzz around their...

Sonder Becomes Dobson Centre’s First Unicorn

Published: 28Aug2019

Sonder, a hospitality startup founded by former McGill student Francis Davidson, is now a billion-dollar company. Sonder competed in the 2014 McGill Dobson Cup Startup Competition, where it...


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