McGill Dobson Cup 2022 Winners

The McGill Dobson Bootcamp and Cup powered by National Bank is the University’s flagship startup competition where emerging entrepreneurs from our community compete for over $200,000 in prize money. Congratulations to the 2022 winners!

The 14th edition of the McGill Dobson Bootcamp and Cup program powered by National Bank was filled with ambition and innovation. Forty-one teams were initially selected to be a part of the highly competitive program in January.

This year's competition highlighted the importance of supporting and embracing diversity within innovation. From startups exploring mental and sexual health to education accessibility, the finalists brought their diverse perspectives and backgrounds to create ground-breaking solutions to today's issues. These remarkable entrepreneurs come from 8 McGill Faculties, seven countries, and 16 other universities.

The 116 founders participating this year were accompanied throughout the program by more than 47 top-caliber contributors who shared their knowledge and expertise through mentoring sessions, workshops, and judging panels.

The finals, which were held on March 28 and 29, saw the 24 teams competing for just over $200,000 in funding. Meet the winners across the 4 Tracks:

Additional Prizes:

Congratulations to this year's teams and a sincere thank you to everyone who contributed to making the 2022 McGill Dobson Bootcamp and Cup a success.


2022 Winners

Health Science Enterprise Track Winners

1st Place Winner: SeeSpine

Health Enterprise Track Winners 1st place SeeSpine

SeeSpine is a telehealth application employing three-dimensional surface topography for radiation-free screening and monitoring of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

2nd Place Winner: Vope Medical

Health Science Enterprise Track Winners 2nd Place Vope

Vope Medical developed an AI-driven software to clean lens contamination in minimally invasive surgery. Cleaning contamination is disruptive and inefficient. Vope provides premier vision in surgery so surgeons can focus on what matters.

3rd Place Winner: TrustCare

Health Science Enterprise Track Winners 3rd Place TrustCare

TrustCare is an AI-driven solution that facilitates real-time information flow through the senior care process.


Environmental Enterprise Track Winners

1st Place Winner: Peko Produce

Environmental Enterprise Track Winners 1st Place Peko

Peko Produce delivers imperfect or surplus fruits and vegetables to consumers at up to 40% off grocery prices. They are on a mission to fight food waste and promote access to affordable, healthy food.

2nd Place Winner: Trak Tour

Environmental Enterprise Track Winners 2nd Place TrakTour

Traktour is a social business whose mission is to reconnect Canadians to where their food comes from through agritourism excursions to create more conscious, more educated, and more engaged eaters.

3rd Place Winner: Algo

Environmental Enterprise Track Winners 3rd Place: Algo

Algo is a service for collecting harmful, excess algae from bodies of water and transforming the algae into value- added products like biofuel and fertilizer for sustainable consumption.


Social Innovation Track Winners

1st Place Winner: Ozone Technologies

Social Innovation Enterprise Track Winners 1st Place Ozone Technologies

Ozone Technologies leverages advances in 3D printing and robotics to sustainably provide affordable bionic prosthetics to people living
in low to middle-income economies.

2nd Place Winner: CoolHealth

Social Innovation Track Winners 2nd Place CoolHealth

Revolutionizing healthcare access
in the developing world by supplying
a sustainable, compact, and portable medical-grade cooling device to health organizations operating across the globe.

 

3rd Place Winner: Smart Innovation Hub

Social Innovation Track Winners 3rd Place Smart Innovation Hub

Smart Innovation Hub is a non- governmental organization established to educate youth, especially young girls on entrepreneurial skills and promote learning opportunities through quality education.


Technology Driven Enterprise Track Winners

1st Place Winner: Elixir

Technology Driven Enterprise Track 1st place winners elixir

Elixir is a virtual reality dating platform that empowers users to build real connections without leaving the comfort of their homes.

2nd Place Winner: Voyant Media Solutions Inc.

Technology Driven Enterprise Track 2nd place winners voyant

Ads for ad-free streaming platforms.

3rd Place Winner: Freely

Technology Driven Enterprise Track 3rd place winners freely

Freely is on a mission to make sexual wellness more accessible than ever. They leverage machine learning and additive manufacturing to offer custom sex toys.


Additional Prizes

 

Mastercard Foundation Startup Awards

1st Place Winner: Smart Innovation Hub

First Place Mastercard Foundation Award - Smart Innovation Hub

Smart Innovation Hub is a non- governmental organization established to educate youth, especially young girls on entrepreneurial skills and promote learning opportunities through quality education.

2nd Place Winner: LBN-GuardZone

Mastercard Foundation 2nd prize LBN-GuardZone

LBN-Guardzone makes multipurpose mosquito repellant candles that are convenient, reliable, and affordable, as one of the preventive measures to Mosquitoes and/or other insects in Malaria infested regions.


Murdoch Family Initiative Award

Elixir

Murdoch family Initiative Elixir

Elixir is a virtual reality dating platform that empowers users to build real connections without leaving the comfort of their homes.


Steven Pal Family Award

Peko

Steven Pal Family Award PEKO

Peko Produce delivers imperfect
or surplus fruits and vegetables to consumers at up to 40% off grocery prices. They are on a mission to fight food waste and promote access to affordable, healthy food.


The McGill Engine Prize

Brighten

The McGill Engine Prize Brighten

Brighten is a new tech start-up focused on providing Canadians with personalized, accessible, and comprehensive solutions for developing routines that support mental wellness and facilitate the management of winter depression.


Avmor Prize for Social Responsibility

MAHSI

Avmor Prize MAHSI

Mahsi is a language-learning app for the indigenous languages of the Northwest Territories.

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