On June 5, four teams were crowned victors of the 2014 McGill Dobson Cup, the annual start-up competition hosted by the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Desautels Faculty of Management.
Taking first place in the Innovation Driven Enterprise track was Meacor, a company looking to create a less invasive heart valve repair device to treat valvular disease. Meacor co-founder Toufic Azar, a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, was grateful for the learning experience he received throughout the competition. “The McGill Dobson Cup is extremely valuable, especially to those coming from non-management backgrounds,” said Azar. “There was such a big transformation between our initial pitch and our pitch at the finals. The mentorship we received was extremely helpful. We learned how to present to real investors.”