2018 Recipients

2018 McGill Dobson Cup Award Winners

Social Enterprise Track Winners

Abil Design | 1st Place Winner $10,000

Abil Design

Abil Design builds inclusive digital experiences.

Canadian Students’ Nightline Association | 2nd Place Winner $7,000

Canadian Students' Nightline Association

The Canadian Students' Nightline Association focuses on helping make Canadian universities a better, happier place through mental health support services.

Simple Manic Phase Monitoring | 3rd Place Winner $3,000 

Simple Manic Phase Monitoring

Simple Manic Phase Monitoring works to tackle the logistical, financial and systematic barriers preventing low-income patients with Bipolar Disorder from receiving medical intervention by providing low-cost automated symptom monitoring.

Health Sciences Track Winners 

CURA Therapeutics | 1st Place $10,000

CURA Therapeutics

CURA Therapeutics is searching for a cure for pancreatic cancer.

InVivo AI | 2nd Place $7,000

InVivo AI

InVivo AI is using artificial intelligence to streamline the development of new drugs.

Foodoc | 3rd Place $3,000


Foodoc is a platform that connects Canadian dietitians with clients around the world.

Small & Medium Enterprise Track 2018 Award Winners

ENTR | 1st Place $10,000


ENTR enables you to rent unique venues for your upcoming events & book everything you need in one place.

Nimbus Tutoring | 2nd Place $7,000

Nimbus Tutoring

Nimbus Tutoring is a mobile peer-to-peer tutoring platform.

JpondE | 3rd Place $3,000


JpondE is a food company that produces, processes and delivers African Catfish products mainly for African Cuisine in Canada

Innovation Driven Enterprise Track Winners 

UltraSense | 1st Place $10,000


UltraSense aims to improve water quality monitoring systems with low-cost, high-precision sensors realized with integrated graphene technology

MinuteBox | 2nd Place $7,000


MinuteBox is an end-to-end cloud-based corporate minute book management service for law firms and their clients

SWTCH | 3rd Place $3,000


SWTCH provides electric vehicle charging management solutions.

Additional Prizes



Opportutoring provides refugees with free one-to-one online English tutoring to open up their opportunities in their country of relocation.

AvMor Prize for Social Responsibility $1,900

This award was established by Avi Morrow (chairman of Avmor Ltd), as an award for the best business plan submitted in the McGill Dobson Cup by an undergraduate student on behalf of a nonprofit organization.

Murdoch Family Initiative 2018 Award $6,000

This award was generously established by Neil Murdoch (BCom 1981) and his wife Giselle Murdoch to support students who take the initiative to gain practical experience by way of creative or entrepreneurial endeavors.

UltraSense | McGill EngInE Prize $5,000

UltraSense aims to improve water quality monitoring systems with low-cost, high-precision sensors realized with integrated graphene technology


The McGill EngInE, the Faculty of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship hub, focuses on stimulating technologically-based innovation and entrepreneurship at McGill in collaboration with the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship and the Office of Innovation and Partnerships.

ReMIXed | The Food and Agribusiness Convergent Innovation Prize $5,000 

ReMIXed transforms the concept of traditional trail mixes by introducing dehydrated beans and re-purposed fruit


Established in 2016 under a partnership between the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (FAES) and the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE), the Food and Agribusiness Convergent Innovation Prize is offered to support a venture, in the areas of agriculture, food and agribusiness, that clearly intertwines technological innovation, social innovation, and institutional innovation to simultaneously derive measurable economic and social benefit(s). In 2018, Trussbridge Investments joined FAES and MCCHE in awarding the prize.

Haven Hub | Grit Prize $5,000

Haven Hub aims to radically improve health outcomes by widely distributing integrative medicine and personalized health services

Haven Hub

The Grit Prize is awarded to a team that has demonstrated outstanding dedication towards establishing their business venture.