Entrepreneurship Programs

Which program is right for you?

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship coordinates entrepreneurship programs for startups at every juncture of their growth.


McGill Lean Startup

McGill Lean Startup

Lean Startup is an intensive online program designed to help you develop your idea into a viable startup concept, while initiating you into the world of entrepreneurship. 

Next Cohort : Fall 2021

Be notified when applications open in July 2021

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McGill Dobson Cup

The McGill Dobson Cup (MDC) is the flagship startup competition that offers finalists the opportunity to compete for just over $200,000 in seed funding.

Next Cohort: January 2021

Be notified when applications open in November 2021

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McGill X-1 Accelerator

Designed to accelerate later-stage McGill startups towards investment-readiness and launch in the Fall.

Next Cohort : Summer 2021

Apply today!

Dobson International Startup Tour

An opportunity for the most promising McGill startups from the McGill Dobson Cup and the McGill X-1 Accelerator to pitch and engage with the global McGill alumni community of successful entrepreneurs, investors and VCs. 

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McGill's Digital Accelerator

In partnership with the Information System Area at Desautels, the Dobson Centre will offer digital services to McGill affiliated startups, SMBs, and non-for-profits in need of digital acceleration.

Next cohort : Fall 2021

New York City Retail Startup Tour

In collaboration with the ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec, the Dobson Global Startup program aims to introduce and connect a select group of Dobson startups to the buoyant global startup ecosystem.

Next cohort : Fall 2021

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Neuroscience Lean Startup Program

In partnership with NeuroSphere, McGill's neuroscience accelerator funded through Healthy Brains Healthy Lives, to offer an entrepreneurship program tailored specifically to neuroscience innovations.

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