McGill Dobson Cup

AI-driven mobile app designed to save infant lives

Published: 13Jan2021

An innovative new mobile app called Ubenwa uses artificial intelligence to analyze the sound of a newborn baby’s cries. Founded by Charles Onu, a doctoral student in Computer Science at McGill,...

McGill Dobson Cup winner raises $4.7 million to expand operations in 2021

Published: 7Dec2020

A McGill-born event platform startup has found a way to weather the COVID-19 pandemic and raise venture financing in hopes of returning to in-person events in 2021. Co-founded by Desautels alumnus...

Interius Farms reaches new heights in vertical farming

Published: 19Nov2020

Desautels alumni Jonnie Lawson (BCom’19) and Tristan Zeman (BCom’17) are hard at work to make sustainable, year-round produce accessible to Canadians through indoor vertical farms. Over the summer,...

Dobson Cup winner uses AI to help railroads cut costs, reduce environmental footprint

Published: 19Nov2020

As a student at McGill, Dev Jain (BEng’19) launched a company aimed at introducing North America’s 650 railways to industry-disrupting innovation. This year, RailVision Analytics won first place in...

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....

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...

New business pursuit to help fund Dobson Cup’s Soular

Published: 3Dec2019

Salima Visram, 2015 McGill Dobson Cup finalist and founder of social enterprise Soular Backpack, has launched her second business pursuit: a fashion company called SAMARA, selling vegan leather...

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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