Introducing the McGill X-1 Accelerator 2017 Cohort

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship is delighted to announce the 8 McGill startup companies who will form this year’s McGill X-1 Accelerator 2017 cohort.

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Announcing winners of the McGill Dobson Cup 2017 

The winners of the McGill Dobson Cup 2017 powered by National Bank were announced at the Awards Ceremony held on March 30, 2017. 

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Announcing the L’Oréal-Dobson Startup Award

We’re excited to announce the inaugural L’Oréal-Dobson Startup Award to be presented at this year’s McGill Dobson Cup 2017 powered by National Bank.

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Mission Statement

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship is the hub of entrepreneurial activity at McGill University. Our mission is to find, teach, and develop world-class entrepreneurs at McGill. We support our students, faculty, and alumni through tailored education, applied entrepreneurial frameworks, and iterative mentorship.

Entrepreneurship Programs

McGill Dobson Cup

McGill’s flagship annual startup competition where over $100,000 in cash prizes are awarded to startups across four tracks: Social Enterprise, Health Sciences, Small & Medium Enterprise, and Innovation Driven Enterprise. More

X1 Accelerator

An intensive 10-week Summer Program designed to accelerate later stage McGill startups towards investment readiness and launch. Demo Days take place in Montreal, San Francisco, and Boston in the Fall. More 

Lean Startup

A free 10-week program open to all McGill students, alumni, faculty, and staff, that challenges startup teams to test their business ideas and hypotheses outside the classroom using the Lean Startup Methodology. More 


By fostering the development of McGill entrepreneurs across all faculties, our mission is to be an engine of economic and social value creation for the 21st century. We facilitate the commercialization of knowledge at McGill so as to prepare students, professors, alumni, and colleagues for a positive and purposeful entrepreneurial life.



We act with integrity in accordance with the highest ethical, professional and academic standards. Neither the McGill Dobson Centre nor staff members take a share of, nor an investment in, the ideas of startups being nurtured and guided. We educate and facilitate entrepreneurship in an unbiased manner.


We foster the collaboration of diverse backgrounds and multiple perspectives bringing richness to entrepreneurship that is a reflection of the McGill University community and the society we serve.


We are focused on enriching, engaging, and empowering students, professors, and the McGill community through entrepreneurship learning and development. We work for the betterment of the McGill student body, professors, alumni and colleagues, the communities we serve, and the world.


We strive to provide outstanding mentorship and entrepreneurship courses, professoriate, extracurricular activities, competitions, events, advisors and mentorship.


We aspire to have McGill recognized as an entrepreneurial university that will lead Canada’s innovation agenda. 

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