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2020-2021 Annual Report

The 2020-2021 Annual Report highlights the incredible startups and the community that rallied to make help them succeed.

Our Mission

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship was founded in 1988 and has established itself as the hub of entrepreneurial activity at McGill University. Our mission is to develop and support McGill entrepreneurs stemming from all 10 faculties, as they seek to build innovative companies with a purpose.


The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship has grown considerably since its founding in 1988 under the late John Dobson, BCom’49, a known advocate for free enterprise and entrepreneurship. The Foundation has continued to offer financial support to advance the Centre's efforts, including a $2 million gift to support the McGill X-1 Accelerator in 2017 and a $3 million gift in July 2020. 

Others in the community have also stepped up to support the Dobson Centre's programs and initiatives, including Mr. Avrum Morrow, the Mastercard Foundation, the Murdoch Family, National Bank, Interac and many others.

Sources: 2020 PitchBook UniversityUBI Global’s Top 20 University Business Incubators

450Active Startups
6,000+new jobs created
$1+ Billion

raised by our startups


10,000+highly engaged members in our ecosystem
10McGill Faculties


24universities represented
40%co-/founded by women 

Updated: December 2020

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