Dobson Cup 2012


Business idea submissions due


Competition Organizer

Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Canada
  • Undergraduate - Canada
Who's Eligible

At least one member of each team must be a McGill University student, employee, or alumnus. 

Important Dates

Business ideas must be submitted by March 27, 2012. Finalists will be notified by May 1, 2012, following the submission of draft business plans and 10-minute power point pitches. Finalists must submit a final business plan by May 11, 2012, and will present their business plans on May 31, 2012. Winners will be announced on June 7, 2012

Competition Prizes

1st place: $10,000

2nd place: $9,000

3rd place: $8,000

4th place: $7,000

5th place: $6,000

Prizes in the not-for-profit category will total $10,000

Other Info

Participants will compete for prize money and prestige, as well as benefit from the rare opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs. The judges will include Dobson Fellows, McGill faculty and entrepreneurs.  Judging will focus on innovativeness, growth potential and feasibility, as presented by the teams.