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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 as they seek to build innovative companies with a purpose.

About the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship is the hub of entrepreneurial activity at McGill University. Its mission is to support McGill entrepreneurs as they seek to build innovative companies with a purpose.

The Dobson Centre offers McGill University students, faculty, and alumni:

  • entrepreneurship programs tailored to the different stages of the entrepreneurial journey. Find the right program for you!
  • mentorship opportunities.
  • access to a wide network of resources

Recognition of Excellence

The Dobson Centre has been recognized for its commitment and excellence by securing a spot in UBI Global’s Top 20 University Business Incubators for 2019–20.

McGill University was recognized in the 2020 PitchBook University rankings as the #2 Top ranking undergraduate program in Canada for entrepreneurs, ranking 30th globally, and as a leading learning institution specifically for Female Founder, placing 18th alongside top schools from around the world.

The Pitchbook University Ranking lists the university programs that produce the most entrepreneurs that go on to garner venture funding.




We act with integrity in accordance with the highest ethical, professional and academic standards. Neither the McGill Dobson Centre nor staff members take a share of, nor an investment in, the ideas of startups being nurtured and guided. We educate and facilitate entrepreneurship in an unbiased manner.


We foster the collaboration of diverse backgrounds and multiple perspectives bringing richness to entrepreneurship that is a reflection of the McGill University community and the society we serve.


We are focused on enriching, engaging, and empowering students, professors, and the McGill community through entrepreneurship learning and development. We work for the betterment of the McGill student body, professors, alumni and colleagues, the communities we serve, and the world.


We strive to provide outstanding mentorship and entrepreneurship courses, professoriate, extracurricular activities, competitions, events, advisors and mentorship.


We aspire to have McGill recognized as an entrepreneurial university that will lead Canada’s innovation agenda. 

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