About Us

Inspiring entrepreneurial thinking to create innovative ventures

Since 2013 entrepreneurship@UBC has helped more than 800 UBC venture teams to become inspired, to learn about entrepreneurship, and to build ventures. Come visit us in our new space in the Graham Lee Innovation Centre located in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.

We help UBC faculty, staff, students, and recent alumni

Regardless of whether a venture idea emerges from scientific research in the lab, is a business idea borne in a for-credit program, or is an idea from creative UBC students, faculty, staff or alumni, e@UBC is here to help the entrepreneurially minded to overcome the substantial challenges in creating successful ventures.

What We Provide

e@UBC offers programs and support for all stages of venture creation, from ideation, through business model creation, to company building. We also support the next generation of UBC entrepreneurials – helping future leaders develop entrepreneurial skillsets.

  • Opportunity to grow your venture with access to the UBC ecosystem, services and research facilities
  • Tailored programming for successful venture creation (product-market fit, customer discovery, business model validation)
  • A network of 200 industry mentors
  • Opportunity to gain dilutive and non-dilutive funding
  • Full-time EIRs
  • In-house recruiting services to build your startup team
  • Space: At Robson Square, UBC Vancouver Campus, UBC Okanagan Campus
  • Partnership ecosystem: access to multitude of service providers, including lawyers, tax and financial advisory services

e@UBC Venture Journeymap


Ideas and innovation of all kinds

Faculty | Students

Alumni | Staff

Courses

e101
Tech entrepreneurship
Masters in Engineering Leadership
New Venture Design

Groups

AMS
Grad Student Society

Hackathons

Tech Meetups
Startup Weekends

UBC

On-Campus Resources

UILO
Research Office

1

Ideation

Building a business model hypothesis

WAYS to ENGAGE

Open Office
Workshop
Lunch & Learn
Events

2

Business Model Validation

Validating product-market fit

WAYS to ENGAGE

Open Office
Lean Launch pad

3

Company Building

Building the Business with hands-on entrepreneurs-in-residence

WAYS to ENGAGE

Venture Builder Program
CDL West | Massively Scalable
HATCH | Tech/product-based vetures

4

Ready to Scale

Business is a operational

WAYS to ENGAGE

e@UBC Impact Fund
e@UBC Seed Fund
HATCH