After 10 weeks of our rigorous X-1 Accelerator, it was time to show the world what we had accomplished.
On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship hosted the first of 5 McGill Demo Days. The event took place at Club Soda in downtown Montreal, and packed the whole venue with over 400 people. The next Demo Days will take place in Boston on September 14, followed by San Francisco, Toronto, and New York City. To get tickets for those cities, click here.
The event started with our Associate Director, Renjie Butalid’s opening remarks, followed by Program Manager, Maher Ayari. They dived into the approach we take here at the McGill Dobson Centre when it comes to any one of our programs – building entrepreneurs, not startups. Those entrepreneurs can then go on to apply their entrepreneurial skills to a variety of useful efforts whether it’s building the next big company, or adding massive value to one. We also talked about some of the characteristics of the talent in this year’s cohort, such as the fact that 2 out of 3 founders were women.
After that, it was time for the startups to take the stage. Here are the 8 teams that presented: