The program invites you to work through the challenging process of testing and validating your business idea in a way that’s approachable, effective, and road-tested by a growing community of UBC entrepreneurs like you.

The key reason this program can benefit you: The LLP can help you address the number one reason why startups fail. 

Who Should Take The Lean Launch Pad Program (LLP):

  • You are serious about establishing a startup
  • You currently have a startup, and you want to refine your business strategy to build traction for your business
  • You have at least 2 team members (including yourself)
  • You are committed to understanding your customer, their problem or needs
  • At least one of your founders is a UBC staff, faculty, researcher, student or alumni of UBC within 5 years

What You’ll Learn

  • How to conduct customer discovery
  • The tools to work towards a clear product-market fit
  • Develop your venture’s value proposition
  • How to validate your market
  • Figure out your business model


  • Over 121 UBC ventures have participated in the Lean Launch Pad Program (LLP)
  • Examples of ventures that have attended LLP:  Acuva Technologies (oversubscribed in pre-seed financing), Aspect Biosystems (BCTech Association 2016 Technology Impact Award for Most Promising Startup) , Arbutus Medical (received $1 million investment from Grand Challenges Canada to scale operations), Birch Biomed

Want to APPLY NOW? Deadline is April 9, 11:59PM

For new ventures that have not registered with e@UBC before:

  1. Go this page, and click “Register Your Venture”
  2. Once you have created an account, you can register your venture in your e@UBC Dashboard, or join your team’s venture in our database
  3. After you have registered or joined a venture, you will find the ‘”Lean Launchpad Application” in your e@UBC Dashboard. Click there and you can submit your application

For ventures that are already registered with e@UBC:

  1. In your e@UBC Dashboard, you will find the ‘”Lean Launchpad Application”. Click there and you can submit your application


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