Resources & Competitions

*This resource page is updated every week on Thursdays with new opportunities to check out*

Programs & Accelerators

PR & Marketing

  • Submit Your Innovation Story to UBC! Why You Should Care: Ventures can get the chance to showcase their story on – as simple as filling out this form here.
  • Pitch at the Fundica Roadshow Why Should Should Care: Opportunity to pitch for $1,000,000, and learn about important funding trends and opportunities. Register here.

Prizes & Competitions

  • 2nd Annual FinTech Cup Why You Should Care: Up to $37,000 in cash prizes, with the chance to exhibit and demo at Sibos in front of 8,000 attendees and global banks. Apply by April 28.
  • Quake Capital Partners University Investor Series Why You Should Care: Virtual pitch-fest where student entrepreneurs from around the world gain experience by presenting to a panel of top NYC investors. Each month one winning team will be selected by the judges. This team will receive $5,000 in credits on the Amazon Web Services Platform.
  • Discovery Foundation Capital Mentorship Program Why You Should Care: Designed to help early-stage, for-profit entrepreneurs become more strategic in raising capital critical to accelerating their ventures. Apply by May 1.


  • Mitacs - UBC startups can apply for national research funding  Why You Should Care: This new program from Mitacs Canada can allow student-founded companies to receive funding for collaborative projects with university researchers.
  • Microsoft BizSpark program for software startups  Why You Should Care: BizSpark offers all Microsoft development and test software to startups for free (eg. SQL Server, Azure) – worth over $11,000 CAD. e@UBC ventures have the opportunity to be considered for the Bizspark Plus program ($120,000 CAD Azure credits) and training. For more information, please email Preeth Kumar here. 
  • Joule Innovation Grant Program Why You Should Care: As a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) company, Joule provides physicians with valuable products and services to help them perform at their best. Through the Joule Innovation program, CMA members have access to $150,000 in flexible funding to invest in their venture. Apply by May 1.