From Ideation to Exit

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship supports startups through every stage of the entrepreneurial journey.

1. Ideation

You have an idea to address a real-world problem. You aim to test the viability of your concept, explore your market, iterate your solution and create a business plan for launching your startup.

Lean Startup 

Turning Ideas into Startups


Health Sciences Lean Startup

Taking Innovation out of the Lab


Weston Family Entrepreneurial Sustainability Lean

Innovation to Address Major Global Challenges



2. Validation

You have a business plan with a clear value proposition. You are elaborating your go-to market strategy, iterating your MVP and validating product-market-fit with early users/customers.

Bootcamp & Cup

Growing the Entrepreneurial Mindset


Weston Startup Challenge

Launching Innovative Startups To Address Major Global Challenges


3. Acceleration

You have a functioning MVP, early traction, and a diverse founding team. You aim to grow your market, refine your business model and prepare for investor fundraising to scale your business.

X-1 Accelerator

An Accelerator for Early-traction Startups Working Towards Investment Readiness


4. Fundraising

Your growing startup is actively fundraising, meets all the criteria set forth in the Acceleration Phase and has completed the Bootcamp & Cup and/or the X-1 Accelerator.

International Pre-seed Funding Roadshow

Access a Global Community of Investors

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