Entrepreneurship thrives at UBC.
Through entrepreneurship@UBC, we provide a wide range of activities to support start-ups. This includes venture-building programs, and incubation and accelerator spaces such as HATCH—an on-campus incubator for UBC technology ventures.
We also provide mentoring and investment opportunities. Two seed funds are available to support UBC ventures: the UBC Seed Fund and the UBC Social Impact Fund.
As well as helping to establish successful companies, UBC prepares the next generation of entrepreneurial talent to contribute to the social and economic fabric of BC and Canada.
Venture Creation and Acceleration
The entrepreneurship@UBC venture-building program has three stream options: Life Sciences, Core Tech, and Impact. entrepreneurship @UBC offers a wide range of support to develop and grow your venture, from workshops to help you understand your competitive environment and Lean Launch Pad customer discovery, to collaborative startup space and mentorship. This includes HATCH, an on-campus incubator for UBC technology ventures, as well as dedicated space for new ventures in the Vancouver and Kelowna Innovation UBC hubs and in the Graham Lee Innovation Centre on the Vancouver campus.
Creative Destruction Lab-West
Creative Destruction Lab-West is a seed-stage program designed to help science-based technology companies maximize their commercial impact and benefit to society.
Entrepreneurship Training and Courses
entrepreneurship@UBC offers training programs and support for all stages of venture creation, from ideation and business-model creation to company-building.
UBC students can access entrepreneurial education and training through the Sauder School of Business and collaborative faculty-based programs such as the Bachelor of Commerce, Entrepreneurship Specialization; the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Track, Masters of Business Administration; the Professional Masters of Business Administration; and Applied Science Joint Entrepreneurship Courses.
entrepreneurship@UBC Mentor Network
The e@UBC mentors and Entrepreneurs-in-Residence offer practical advice on how to overcome the significant challenges of building new ventures.
UBC actively invests start-up capital into select high potential ventures with close university connections. UBC operates two seed funds, the UBC Seed Fund and the UBC Social Impact Fund.
In addition to entrepreneurship student clubs that operate within faculties, students can access the AMS Entrepreneurship Hub (eHub). The eHub is a student-led service dedicated to providing education, support and mentorship to UBC students, and empowering them to become more entrepreneurially minded.