Resources & Competitions

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

Programs & Accelerators

  • Medtech Reimbursement Intensive Why You Should Care: MaRS developed an online course on MedTech reimbursement covering Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, and USA, with case studies for each market. Take the course.
  • Online Market Validation Program Register.
  • Participate in the Startup Genome Startup Genome is working to increase the success rate of startups and spread the global startup revolution. Find out how you can participate.


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.
  • Hardware Founder’s Collective: This Facebook community intends to support hardware founders in finding great advice, mentorship, discounts, and tools specific to hardware founders. Join here.

Prizes & Competitions

  • Canadian Innovation Award The Canadian Innovation Awards celebrate the best and brightest in the Canadian Technology Community. Nominate by Dec 22
  • Vision to Reality Application Form Celebrating Canada’s most forward-thinking and innovative organizations. Apply by Dec 22
  • Genome Canada 2017 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition Successful individual projects will be awarded funding for a term of up to three years. Register by Feb 1
  • Discovery Parks The Generator Challenge Win a furnished workspace with internet connectivity and phones for 12 months. Apply by Feb 9



  • BC Tech Co-Op Grants Program The BC Tech Co-op Grants Program is delivered through co-op departments at BC post-secondary institutions to encourage students to work in tech. More Info Here.



  • 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
  • International Doctoral Fellowship: Are you an international student interested in a doctoral program at UBC in Vancouver, Canada? The International Doctoral Fellowship program supports the top 35 doctoral applicants with more than $150,000 over 5 years. Graduate programs nominate their best applicants for this prestigious award based on academic excellence, research ability/potential and leadership skills.