Top business startups celebrated at annual Dobson Cup gala


On April 5, the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship hosted the McGill Dobson Cup 2018 gala, during which this year’s winners were announced. Sponsored by National Bank, the lively event was the culmination of another banner year for the Dobson Cup, McGill’s flagship annual startup competition.

Dobson Cup runneth over

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After a year of planning, over 150 start-up submissions, 137 pitches, and $117,000 in prizes, the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup has come to a close with four enthusiastic startups claiming a first place victory in four different tracks: Social Enterprise, Health Sciences, Small & Medium Enterprise, and Innovation Driven Enterprise.

How does innovation come to life at McGill?

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While some might associate innovation with startups and get-rich-quick ideas, McGill’s working definition encompasses any academic discovery or insight that can be applied to the benefit of a broader population. Often this means partnering with industry, NGOs, social-purpose organizations, or other external parties to facilitate the delivery of a new idea to the public.

Fortier calls for fostering young entrepreneurs

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The last Innovation Report of the Conference Board of Canada brought encouraging news for Quebec and Canada. But we can do much better, McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier told the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday.

McGill Dobson Cup awards $100,000 to promising start-ups

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After three months of mentorship and start-up plan pitches, the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship rewarded over $100,000 in cash and other prizes to the winners of the 2015 McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Competition. This year, a record 237 teams applied to the competition.