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The Entrepreneurial Hub

The Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship at McGill University offers entrepreneurship programs, mentorship opportunities and access to a wide network of resources for startups at every juncture of their growth

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.

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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

THE DOBSON COMMUNITY IN NUMBERS (December 2020)
450Active Startups
6,000+new jobs created
$1+ Billion

raised by our startups

 

10,000+highly engaged members in our ecosystem
36countries
10McGill Faculties

 

24universities represented
40%co-/founded by women 


Updated: December 2020

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