About Us

McGill Entrepreneurs Society (MES) is the ultimate stop for entrepreneurial activities at McGill University and the city of Montreal. We are a student-run society that engages alumni, local and global entrepreneurs and investors as well.


Board of Advisors

Our mission is to:

  • Promote entrepreneurship within McGill University, catalyze entrepreneurial activity within the university
  • Support student entrepreneurs of McGill University, enable collaborations between student entrepreneurs in different faculties by acting as the main communication channel
  • Support entrepreneurs of the Montreal community, help them find talent and investment
  • Connect Montreal’s entrepreneurial community with McGill’s entrepreneurial community
  • Encourage entrepreneurially minded students to start new ventures and support them along the way

We organize events like:

McGill Startup Career Fair

  • McGill Startup Fair takes place on second week of February every year.
  • The event aims to connect successful startups in North America with McGill students for career purposes.
  • It’s a great opportunity to network with successful startup companies and even get recruited!
  • There is no dress code for the event.

MES Thinkathon

  • The Thinkathon is a weekend-long hackathon (where people pitch their ideas to public and assemble teams to work on them) with a business mindset. Students with entrepreneurial mindset are encouraged to pitch their idea, form a team and then work on it during a weekend.
  • All the presented ideas are submitted to McGill’s Dobson Cup Entrepreneurship Competition.
  • The event takes place in March of every year.

Startup Cocktails

  • Startup Cocktails aims to bring entrepreneurs, investors and students together.
  • Every event has a theme that addresses the entrepreneurial community’s issues. (i.e. founder matching is a problem, thus “speed dating for entrepreneurs)
  • Executive team members should make new entries in the talent database during this event.
  • Startup Cocktails usually takes place beginning of every semester.