McGill Dobson Centre ranked among world’s top incubation programs

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UBI Global has released its World University-linked Business Incubator and Accelerator Ranking and has placed the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship in the 8th position of the World Top Business Incubator – Managed by a University category.

Take risks, create rules, and listen to customers

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Engineering alumni share the lessons they’ve learned from their start-up experiences with students at the recent John D. Thompson Entrepreneurial Development Seminar.

Inclusivity the watchword for McGill Innovation Week

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The fifth annual McGill Innovation Week, from Nov. 11–18, will showcase the innovations coming from McGill while connecting the University community to the broader Montreal innovation ecosystem.

Dobson Foundation donates $2M to support McGill entrepreneurship

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The John Dobson Foundation has announced a donation of $2 million – its largest gift to McGill yet – to fund the McGill X-1 Accelerator program run by the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship. The gift will support the X-1 program, now in its third year, as it grows to support and promote entrepreneurship across McGill.

Weekend in San Fran for students opens doors, and eyes

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McGill Engineering students attend Cansbridge Fellowship Conference in San Francisco and learn the start-up ropes from the pros

Engineers learn to launch innovative products, not rockets

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While the Faculty of Engineering prides itself on being able to prepare students to accomplish such complex tasks as putting rockets into space, launching a product or service idea into the market can be equally as challenging. But EngInE, the Faculty’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship hub is encouraging technological entrepreneurship for students and professors through education, funding, mentorship and networking events.

Dobson Cup 2017 winners announced

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After months of dedicated preparation, countless business pitches delivered, and entrepreneurial energy abounding, the McGill Dobson Cup 2017 has come to a close, awarding a total of $106,000 in seed funding to the top startups that competed this year.

Heading down the Road to 200


The Road to 200 is a new initiative that will explore how, as the University approaches its 200th birthday in 2021, McGill is pioneering new knowledge across five cross-disciplinary themes: Towards a Sustainable Future, The Promise of Better Health, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Humanity Beyond Boundaries, and Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives.

Five very different McGill startups under one roof

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A look at five newly incorporated startup companies launched right here at McGill provide a vivid snapshot of the diversity of entrepreneurship at the University in 2016. All five were born in labs and classrooms around campus, and are now testing the waters of the marketplace.

Quartier de l’Innovation: Where are we now?

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An update on Montreal’s uniquely holistic hub for innovation, education, and entrepreneurship: the Quartier de l’Innovation