2016 McGill Dobson Cup Award Winners

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We’re excited to announce the winners of the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup!

Congratulations to all of the winning teams. Many thanks to everyone who participated.

We would also like to thank all of the Pitch Phase and Finalist judge-mentors who contributed towards making this year’s startup competition a resounding success!

Please join us on Thursday May 12th from 12pm-2pm at the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup Awards Ceremony as we award $117,000 in prizes and celebrate all of the winners in this year’s startup competition.

Please RSVP to attend here.

2016 MDC Awards Ceremony

Social Enterprise Track Award Winners

1st Place $10,000 — Vent Over Tea

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Vent Over Tea provides a free active listening service that pairs people who need to vent with an empathetic listener to chat in a local coffee shop.

 

2nd Place $7,000 — Still Good

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Still Good Inc. reduces food waste by transforming ugly fruits and vegetables from farms, distributors and grocery stores into delicious soups, sauces and jams.

 

3rd Place $3,000 — Ent-O-Mix

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Ent-O-Mix aims to alleviate malnutrition through its nutrient dense instant mixes that produce traditional dishes. The products are nutritionally enhanced with insect flour to improve the protein and iron profile.

 

Health Sciences Track Award Winners

1st Place $15,000 — Caldose

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Caldose designs, develops, and fabricates high quality calorimetry-based radiation measurement equipment for the absolute determination of the delivered dose in the medical application of radiation to the treatment of cancer.

 

2nd Place $10,000 — NXTSENS Microsystems Inc.

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Empowering tailored micro technology by offering customizable sensing solutions on scalable standardized processes; drastically reducing development cost and time to market for our long tail customers enabling a new frontier in sensing technology

 

3rd Place $4,000 — MotionCorrect Inc.

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Create a solution to monitor patient movement during magnetic resonance scans to make it safer for patients, more efficient for clinicians, and save millions of dollars annually for hospitals.

 

Honourable Mention — PATTERNS

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PATTERNS (Polymer Actuation Technology for Treatment, Empowerment, Recovery, & New Solutions) is committed to developing non-invasive and advanced solutions for the rehabilitation of physical disabilities and the improvement of everyday movement.

 

Small & Medium Enterprise

1st Place $15,000 and Food and Agribusiness Convergent Innovation Prize $5,000 — YUMiTRITION

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A professional nutrition business offering a monthly subscription box and an interactive knowledge platform to provide continuous support, inspiration, and motivation for people with blood sugar control needs.

 

2nd Place $10,000 — Meo Electric

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Meo Electric provides personalised, all-inclusive electric vehicle charging solutions to businesses and individuals. We offer Canada’s first turnkey EV infrastructure solution including consultation, sales, installation, and monitoring.

 

3rd Place $4,000 — AdUp

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AdUp is an online marketplace for physical advertisements. AdUp allows small businesses to pick and choose locations that cater to their target demographics and gives venues such as bars and restaurants a platform to monetize unused space.

 

Grit Prize $2,500 — Vision Wear

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Vision Wear is a lacrosse lifestyle apparel brand that embodies the grassroots culture of the lacrosse community through bold expression; made by a bro, for a bro.

 

Honourable Mention — Appetite

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A social food sharing platform for people to buy and sell the meals that they prepare in their own kitchens.

 

Innovation Driven Enterprise

1st Place $15,000 — Taiga Motors

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Taiga Motors is developing the world’s first production electric snowmobile

 

2nd Place $10,000 — PERSITONE

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PERSITONE produces cement-free, carbon-negative construction blocks. Our blocks are as durable as current commercial blocks, less expensive to make, and each block permanently sequesters 1 kg of CO2.

 

3rd Place $4,000 — Colab

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CoLab connects scientists with the tools they need to do research

 

Grit Prize $2,500 — Polar Labs

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Polar Labs is a McGill-based R&D company that makes freeze resistant products, and lives at the curious intersections of engineering and microbiology. Snowcrete, our first product, aims to revolutionize the construction industry by allowing contractors to pour and set concrete at temperatures significantly lower than currently possible.

 

Honourable Mention — UGo Smoothies

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Developing the world’s first all‐natural automated smoothie vending machine

 

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Renjie Butalid

Renjie Butalid is the Marketing & Operations Advisor for the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship where he oversees the Dobson Centre's entrepreneurship programs at McGill, including: the McGill Lean Startup Program, the $100K annual startup competition McGill Dobson Cup, the McGill X-1 Accelerator program, and The Dobson Chronicles.