McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Dobson Cup winners turn food waste into gourmet mushrooms

Published: 23May2017

Myco-Rise is a Montreal-area startup that uses food waste and vermicomposting to grow gourmet mushrooms for local restaurants and individuals....

Andrea Courey talks about granola, entrepreneurship and compassion

Published: 17May2017

Andrea Courey (BCom’82) was newly divorced, with three kids to feed and no money in the bank when she started Grandma Emily’s Granola. She credits her BCom education with giving her the tools she...

McGill Dobson Centre reveals 2017 X-1 Accelerator cohort

Published: 12May2017

This year’s X-1 cohort has been announced. It’s a diverse group, and one that boasts participants from the McGill Dobson Cup and the McGill Lean Startup Program, as well as a higher number of women...

New podcast by Desautels alumnus looks at growth through company founders’ stories

Published: 9May2017

Deron Triff (MBA'98) has had an enviable career; he’s worked for PBS, TED, and Scholastic. Now, he’s founded a new media incubator with another former TED executive, June Cohen....

Dobson Cup judge on Montreal’s startup scene

Published: 25Apr2017

Kristina Tomaz-Young knows a thing or two about startups. She’s been involved with several projects since 2007, both as an adviser and as founder of her own companies, including Venture Cap TV and...

From class project to the Grit Prize: one Dobson Cup team’s journey

Published: 25Apr2017

CardioLink was the winner of this year’s Dobson Cup Grit Prize, which honours “outstanding dedication towards establishing [a] business venture.” The multidisciplinary team’s members are pulled...

Spotlight on McGill X-1 Accelerator

Published: 21Apr2017

As part of its series on social innovations at different universities, Le Délit recently took a look the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship’s efforts, including the McGill X-1 Accelerator,...

Dobson Cup winners announced

Published: 21Apr2017

From 136 initial pitches, 121 went on to compete. The semi-finals brought the field down to 40 finalists and now, the 2017 McGill Dobson Cup powered by National Bank has revealed the slate of...

Eytan Bensoussan on mentoring, entrepreneurship and modern business banking

Published: 21Apr2017

Eytan Bensoussan (BSc’05, MBA/LLB’10) loves a challenge. He has studied math, bio-chemistry, political science and management. In his career life, he worked for McKinsey & Company, the Globe...

Electric snowmobiles set to take centre stage

Published: 12Apr2017

Next winter, Whistler Blackcomb and Canadian Wilderness Adventures will become some of the first companies to offer electric snowmobiles to clients. The machines are made by Quebec-based Taiga...

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