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Montreal startup reinvents food delivery

Published: 5Feb2021

In 2018, a frustrating night out for three McGill alumni sparked the idea for CHK PLZ, a food delivery application that leverages a contactless payment solution to handle ordering and delivery for...

Dobson Cup winner uses AI to help railroads cut costs, reduce environmental footprint

Published: 19Nov2020

As a student at McGill, Dev Jain (BEng’19) launched a company aimed at introducing North America’s 650 railways to industry-disrupting innovation. This year, RailVision Analytics won first place in...

Interius Farms reaches new heights in vertical farming

Published: 19Nov2020

Desautels alumni Jonnie Lawson (BCom’19) and Tristan Zeman (BCom’17) are hard at work to make sustainable, year-round produce accessible to Canadians through indoor vertical farms. Over the summer,...

McGill Dobson Cup winner raises $4.7 million to expand operations in 2021

Published: 7Dec2020

A McGill-born event platform startup has found a way to weather the COVID-19 pandemic and raise venture financing in hopes of returning to in-person events in 2021. Co-founded by Desautels alumnus...

AI-driven mobile app designed to save infant lives

Published: 13Jan2021

An innovative new mobile app called Ubenwa uses artificial intelligence to analyze the sound of a newborn baby’s cries. Founded by Charles Onu, a doctoral student in Computer Science at McGill,...

Transforming air travel for people with disabilities

Published: 22Apr2021

An idea that arose from a nightmarish flight experience for Sandra Gualtieri, founder of Gualtieri Inventions, has blossomed into an innovative new product for people living with disabilities....

Dobson Centre surpasses $1-billion milestone in startup seed funding

Published: 8Apr2021

Over the past three decades, the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship has catalyzed the creation of 450 active startups that have generated more than 6,000 new jobs. Now, the McGill Dobson...

McGill students partner with disability rights activist to design comfortable airplane seat

Published: 8Apr2021

Sandra Gualtieri, an entrepreneur and disability rights activist with cerebral palsy, enlisted the help of four McGill students to design a custom airplane seat that alleviates discomfort for...

Former Dobson participant turns side gig into $1.3 billion startup

Published: 12Mar2021

Just over seven years ago, former McGill student Francis Davidson started a side business when he rented out his apartment to fellow McGill students....

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