McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

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,...

Dobson startup leverages Quebec funding to create 700 high-paying jobs

Published: 16Dec2020

Sonder, one of the first unicorn startups from the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship community, is partnering with Investissement Québec (IQ) to build a centre for global growth in Montreal...

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...

Entrepreneur’s Day in NY Celebration

Published: 10Dec2020

On December 1st the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship celebrated Entrepreneur’s Day in the U.S. by hosting a panel of notable New York City entrepreneurs and investors. It was a lively...

Dobson X-1 startup wins prestigious Quebec innovation award

Published: 27Nov2020

Off the Grid, a participant in the McGill Dobson Centre’s 2020 X-1 Accelerator, was recently named “Startup of the Year” at the Quebec Gala des Prix de l’innovation....

First NY Retail Startup Tour opens new doors for Dobson Centre startups

Published: 27Nov2020

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship recently launched its first virtual New York City Retail Startup Tour with the goal of connecting Dobson entrepreneurs to key players in the New York...

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...

McGill among world’s leading universities for female founders

Published: 24Sep2020

McGill University has been named in the top 25 undergraduate programs for female founders in the 2020 PitchBook University rankings.


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