Our Student Executive Team

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship works with students, for students.

The McGill Dobson Student Executive Team (SET) is composed of over 25 students from all faculties and years of study. The SET offers a wide array of entrepreneurial resources, cross-disciplinary events and mentorship to help McGill students take their ideas from germination to fruition.

We are here to help you with your early stage startup ideas. If you would like to book a mentor, please do it here!

For any questions regarding the student executive team, you can email the SET President Hilary Lee at [email protected]

Hilary Lee – President of the Student Executive Team (SET)

When first arriving at McGill as a BCom student, Hilary was lost because she never intended on going into business. The Dobson Centre opened her eyes up to the world of startups, and she has never looked back since. Growing up in Korea and China, and working for an edtech startup in Korea, Hilary built an understanding towards the East Asian market.

Working for the X-1 Accelerator over the summer, she gained experiences with startups in the Montreal ecosystem and loved every minute of it. As the President of the Student Executive Team this year, Hilary wants to cultivate the ideas of all the entrepreneurs that come to the centre, and empower the SET to do great things.


Maanav Sunderaraman – VP External

Maanav Sunderaraman is a U2 Student. He misses the warm weather of California and India, so he chose a tropical city like Montreal. Maanav is pursuing a Double Major in Economics and Computer Science.

Having worked in both seed-stage and late-stage startups, he has focused on learning how to build an idea into a product. As VP External of Dobson he now focuses on building relationships with fellow student organizations and startups all across Montreal.




Anya Vilchez – VP Operations

Anya is a third-year BCom student at the Desautels Faculty of Management. She is currently majoring in Marketing with a concentration in International Business. She is French and Canadian but has lived her whole life in France before coming to McGill.

She is the VP Operations for the Student Executive team this year and is in charge of organizing the McGill Dobson Centre’s events such as workshops.





Mo Akif – Editor in Chief, Creator of Made At McGill

The Editor-in-Chief of the McGill Dobson Chronicles. Never having started a lemonade stand as a child and tired of reading blog posts about entrepreneurship without actually doing anything, he was on the verge of giving up and joining a pyramid scheme.

Luckily the McGill Dobson Centre decided to adopt him, allowing him to get a closer look at what it takes to build something valuable.