e@UBC Mentor Network


e@UBC Mentors are entrepreneurs and executives with deep real-world experience overcoming the many substantial challenges of building new ventures in the inherently uncertain and chaotic startup environment. Mentors contribute their valuable time to e@UBC ventures in a variety of ways, including coaching in e@UBC programs such as the Lean Launchpad and Open Office, sharing their knowledge and experience in lunch and learn sessions, and working one on one with venture teams to provide guidance, advice, connections, and to help maintain accountability. As relationships grow, mentors may become company advisors, board members, and investors.


Entrepreneurs in Residence

Entrepreneurs in Residence

e@UBC’s Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) are accomplished, “been there done that” entrepreneurs who have built and exited as least one and often several startup ventures. EIRs are the powerful core of what e@UBC does to help ventures, from providing Open Office advice to ventures at their earliest stages of business model validation, to working intensively with a select portfolio of high-potential ventures that are at the company-building stage. Click here to learn more about the EIRs. Registered e@UBC ventures can book Open Office meetings with an EIR via the venture’s e@UBC dashboard.

Professional Service Advisors

e@UBC’s Professional Service Advisors are trusted sources of professional advice, including legal matters, intellectual property, accounting and finance, and the complex world of government funding programs for startups. Open Office meetings can be booked with these advisors through the venture’s e@UBC dashboard. Advisors also deliver lunch and learn workshops on topics of interest to startup ventures.


" What I've seen is that e@UBC is helping create and nurture the next generation of companies that have the potential to have national and even global impact. With the approach e@UBC has taken, they have a set of programs that give these ventures the tools, facilities, access to expertise and funding that gives them the best shot at succeeding. As a mentor, playing a small part in helping these early stage ventures through sharing knowledge and experience, is exciting."

Praj Patel

Growth & Strategy Consultant
  "The e@UBC leadership strike a great balance between supportive structure and collaborative creativity with mentors and aspiring entrepreneurs. Their willingness to test good ideas in real time allows a level of empathy with entrepreneurs old and new that is hard for most other organizations to match."

Craig Terry

mentor since 2015