The program culminated in a pitch presentation for our Dobson Mentorship Circle, and they will go on to form year-long matches with industry experts to support them on the next year of their entrepreneurial journey. Take a look at some of our startups in action and what they had to say about their X-1 & Dobson experience.
Participant Testimonial and Program Highlights
Brighten pitching at the Dobson Founders Series – Phil Cutler of Paper event.
“Phil Cutler’s talk at the Paper event was insightful to hear- my 1 on 1 talk with him was a great opportunity to get feedback and contacts. Even the busiest people in the Dobson ecosystem go out of their way to help each other – it is a supportive environment that I have not seen anywhere else”
- Voyant Media Solutions Inc. founder Mona Hallaq
The X-1 Accelerator Cohort Mixer held on July 7th, 2022 at the Dobson Centre: an opportunity for participating startups to mingle, brainstorm over pitch do’s and don’t’s and learn more about upcoming Dobson programs.
“Whatever you say in a pitch has an impact on the company you love so much. The Dobson Centre and X-1 Program have helped changed my framework and mentality when it comes to pitching- getting to experience this in different contexts, from pitch practices to the Phil Cutler Founders Series event, has been great,” Kyle Suri
- Kyle Suri & Chloe Ryan, Co-founders of Acrylic Robotics
unEarth: Julia Briand, Ilse Esparza Magana, Mary Kathleen Hicox, Charlotte Steeves and Sarah Chamberland-Fontaine
“When you speak to everyone, you speak to no one...knowing your customer can help cultivate your voice: this is the foundation of starting a business.”
- Jessika-Kina Ouimet, program speaker, addressing the X-1 cohort on ‘Communicating Your Brand.’