e@UBC News

Congrats Lean LaunchPad Graduates!

Congrats Lean LaunchPad Graduates!

We’re proud of our latest Lean LaunchPad cohort! Today was the last of 5 sessions. Together they conducted 269 customer interviews! Shout out to our instructors Fraser Pogue and Blair Simonite for their awesome work with this cohort! And a special thank you to our industry mentors Hamutal Ben Bessat, Leon vander Poel, Hugh Macnaught, Kyle Cheriton, Keith […]

Welcome 2018 Interns!

Welcome 2018 Interns!

Have you been feeling the extra energy at e@UBC? We sure have! We’re proud to announce that we have eleven new interns working with our HATCH and Impact ventures. They are actively collaborating and working together to help our ventures tackle challenges from one project to the next. Thanks to their diverse set of backgrounds […]

The Anti-Blog: What Not To Do When Recruiting

The Anti-Blog: What Not To Do When Recruiting

Our new series will provide some wisdom on common traps and misconceptions on a variety of topics. In our January issue, we are getting the lowdown from our Recruiter-in-Residence, Tim Swanson. In our feature of Tim last month, Tim’s extensive experience in tech recruitment is the perfect person we want to kick off our blog. […]

5 Gift Ideas Supporting Local Entrepreneurs

5 Gift Ideas Supporting Local Entrepreneurs

It’s that time of the year again, and what better way to give back to our community than a gift that looks nice, screams unique, AND supports local Canadian entrepreneurs working to make a difference? You’ll be winning the gifting game for sure this year. Here are 5 holiday gifts that we love right now. […]

e@UBC Welcomes 34 Innovative Companies into its 2017/2018 Venture Cohort

e@UBC Welcomes 34 Innovative Companies into its 2017/2018 Venture Cohort

(Vancouver, BC) November 30, 2017 – entrepreneurship@UBC (“e@UBC”), the venture accelerator at the University of British Columbia (UBC)  is pleased to welcome 34 new ventures into the 2017/2018 cohort of ventures. e@UBC provides programs and resources for UBC entrepreneurs, from ideation to funding, for those that are in the processed of developing their venture idea […]

UBC Tech Incubator Welcomes New Group of Startups

UBC Tech Incubator Welcomes New Group of Startups

Eight new startups have joined HATCH, UBC’s on-campus incubator for UBC-affiliated technology ventures. Among the 2017/2018 cohort are ventures that offer: sensors and software to manage and prevent sports team injuries and promote team performance and success, automated umbrella rentals, bike parking services, rapidly deployable, scalable solar energy systems, artificial intelligence software for drone flight path planning, […]

Meet Entrepreneur – Cindy Gu of VITALI

Meet Entrepreneur – Cindy Gu of VITALI

We first met Cindy at the e@UBC Lean Launch Pad in May 2016 – an entrepreneur hungry to develop her technology, a tenacious founder with an unwavering mindset to bring her idea to life. Now one year out, Cindy has already showcased her technology at the #BCTECH Summit just last month, and her invention has […]

University startup incubators take studies out of classroom

University startup incubators take studies out of classroom

Original Story from MetroNews Everyone told Matthew Watkinson that his business idea was crazy. What sort of money would there be in selling tiny wheels for miniature skateboards you operate with your fingers? But the then-28-year-old Brantford, Ont. native was at the end of his rope: Without a high school diploma, his options were limited. […]

Meet Entrepreneur – Daniela Roeper of Borealis Wind

Meet Entrepreneur – Daniela Roeper of Borealis Wind

Daniela Roeper was on the lookout for ideas. As a UBC Mechanical Engineering graduate in 2016, Daniela merged her love for clean energy and solving problems to enter into the world of entrepreneurship by starting a venture that aligns with her own values – Borealis Wind. Having engaged with e@UBC earlier in her journey, she eventually found […]