About the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

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 interative mentorship.

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship was established in 1988 thanks to a generous contribution from the John Dobson Foundation, which has continued to offer financial support to advance our efforts including a $2 million gift to support the McGill X-1 Accelerator as it grows its efforts to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship at McGill.

OUR IMPACT TO DATE (since 2009)

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125 Active Startups

today employing over 1,200 people

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2,600 McGill

entrepreneurs trained and mentored

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$100 Million

raised by our startups to date as of 2017


Our entrepreneurship programs are supported by a strong McGill Entrepreneur, Alumni, and Startup Mentorship Network.