Entrepreneurship Programs

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship coordinates and participates in the following entrepreneurship programs and events.




Minors in Entrepreneurship

The McGill Faculties of Arts, Science, Engineering, Music and Agricultural and Environmental Science are collaborating with the Desautels Faculty of Management in offering new 18 credit Minors in Entrepreneurship for McGill undergraduate students enrolled in those faculties. Learn more

BCom Entrepreneurship Concentration

The McGill Dobson Centre’s Entrepreneurship Concentration helps prepare students to manage the rewards and challenges of managing entrepreneurial ventures through exposure to business leaders, cases in entrepreneurial management, and insights from research. Learn more

MBA Entrepreneurship Concentration

Through exposure to business leaders, case studies in entrepreneurial management, and insights from research, the McGill Dobson Centre’s Entrepreneurship Concentration teaches students how to manage the challenges and the rewards of managing entrepreneurial ventures. Learn more

Certificate in Translational Biomedical Engineering

McGill's Biomedical Engineering department has designed a new Certificate in Translational Biomedical Engineering, consisting of 3 courses related in more detail to the entrepreneurial goals in medtech. Learn more

BMDE 653 Patents in Biomedical Eng. 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BMDE 654 Biomed Reg Affairs-Med Devices 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BMDE 655 Biomed Clin Trials-Med Devices 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


McGill Dobson Match

McGill Dobson Match is the easiest way to connect with startups and individuals in the McGill Dobson entrepreneurship ecosystem. Are you a startup looking for new team members (Matchies)? Are you ready to join a startup? Join us to be part of the 70+ startups and Matchies in our community. Learn more


Upcoming Events

Consult our new Events Calendar to keep up to speed on all the latest events.

Past Events



  • December 5, 2016: McGill Lean Startup Final Presentations
  • November 25, 2016: Thinkathon 2016: Disrupt Montreal 
  • November 23, 2016: Building Startup Teams & Culture
  • November 17, 2016: Build a Startup with McGill Technology
  • November 13-19, 2016: McGill Innovation Week 
  • November 9, 2016: Startup & Business Plan Writing Workshop
  • October 26, 2016: Social Entrepreneurship: The Next Steps
  • October 19, 2016: The Science of Medical Startups
  • October 12, 2016: The Future of Technology (3D Printing, AR/VR)
  • October 5, 2016: Social Entrepreneurship 101
  • September 15, 2016: Kickstart Innovation & Startup Matchmaking
  • September 14, 2016: Innovating with Impact: Building Successful Businesses from Science-based Discovery
  • September 13, 2016: Entrepreneurship-in-Action Speaker Series: Claude Vachet, Managing Partner, Cycle Management 
  • September 7, 2016: Entrepreneurship-in-Action Speaker Series: Les Vadasz, Intel Corp. 


Lean Startup

McGill Lean Startup Program (Fall Semester)

Inspired by the Lean LaunchPad Methodology developed and taught at UC Berkeley.

September 14, 2017 - Lean Startup Applications close
September 21 and 22, 2017 - Interviews
September 25, 2017 - Teams announced
September 28, 2017 - Program Begins (every Thursday from 6-9pm)
November 30, 2017 - Program Ends
December 4, 2017 - Final Presentations - All members must be present (Register to attend)

McGill Dobson Cup

McGill Dobson Cup powered by National Bank (Winter Semester)

Submission Dates

December 4, 2017 - January 17, 2018 – Registration and five page start-up plan due

Semi-Final Pitches

February 20, 2018 - Qualifying Health Science track teams pitch to judges
February 21, 2018 – Qualifying Social Enterprise track teams pitch to judges
February 22, 2018 – Qualifying Small & Medium Enterprise track teams pitch to judges
February 23, 2018 – Qualifying Innovation Driven Enterprise teams pitch to judges

Final Pitches

March 28, 2018 – All tracks pitch to judges
April 5, 2018 - MDC Awards Ceremony


X1 Accelerator

McGill X-1 Accelerator (Summer Semester) 

Designed to accelerate later-stage McGill startups towards investment-readiness and launch in the Fall.

March 30 – April 30, 2017 – Applications Open
May 4, 2017 – McGill X-1 Accelerator team interviews in Montreal
May 8, 2017 – McGill X-1 Accelerator 2017 summer cohort announced
June 5 to August 11, 2017 – McGill X-1 Accelerator program
September 12, 2017 – Montreal Demo day

McGill Demo Days

McGill Demo Days

An opportunity for the most promising McGill startups from the McGill Dobson Cup and the McGill X-1 Accelerator to pitch and engage with the global McGill alumni community of successful entrepreneurs, investors and VCs.

McGill Montreal Demo Day – September 12, 2017
McGill Boston Demo Day – September 14, 2017
McGill San Francisco Demo Day – September 19, 2017
McGill Toronto Demo Day - October 3, 2017
McGill New York City Demo Day - October 10, 2017