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Manure management system a boon to water quality
July 23, 2017

Original article from The Province A spin-off company from the University of British Columbia is promising to make a crap job a good deal easier and cleaner, with a scalable was...Read More >>

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Startups’ health, environmental tech win kudos
July 15, 2017

Original article from Business In Vancouver Innovation spearheaded on the West Coast is earning accolades for two B.C. tech startups. Vancouver-based Ophthalight Digital Solu...Read More >>

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Green Living: Vancouver startup Quupe gets the goods to the right people
July 12, 2017

Original article from Georgia Straight With the incredible growth of the sharing economy, it’s become a run-of-the-mill practice to hitch a ride in a stranger’s car or stay ...Read More >>

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Which Global Cities Offer The Best Prospects For Start-Ups? The Answers May Surprise You
July 10, 2017

Original article from Forbes Vancouver on the West coast of Canada is the best city in the world in which to start a new business and if you’re a UK entrepreneur, you’re bet...Read More >>

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From Problem to Pilot: Accelerating Support for Mental Health
June 29, 2017

A patient-centred pitch It all started with a problem. But let’s rewind. Matthew Miller did not expect to be up on stage pitching a health-related problem he was trying to so...Read More >>

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Canadian Government Opens Applications for $950-million ‘Superclusters’ Initiative
June 1, 2017

Original story from BetaKit When the budget was announced in March 2017, the federal government promised $950 million towards ‘superclusters’, which would be provided on a ...Read More >>

Community news

New Ventures BC: Round 3 and Round 2.5 Ventures Announced
May 31, 2017

Congratulations to e@UBC ventures that made it to Round 3 and Round 2.5 of the New Ventures BC Competition; we are excited to see 6 ventures in the Top 16 and 4 ventures in the Top...Read More >>

Venture News

Vetter Pharma and Microdermics Enter into a Strategic Cooperation Agreement
May 31, 2017

Vetter, a leading and innovative provider of aseptic prefilled drug delivery systems and Microdermics Inc., a Vancouver-based medical device company developing a novel hollow, ...Read More >>

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Computer scientists put some skin in the game of visual effects
May 8, 2017

UBC computer scientists are examining exactly how skin folds, stretches, wrinkles and bounces, with the goal of creating a realistic computer model of the human body. “Human s...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Meet Entrepreneur – Cindy Gu of VITALI
April 27, 2017

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 ...Read More >>

Venture News

Microdermics Closes $1 Million Funding Round to Scale Technology to Replace Hypodermic Needles
April 20, 2017

Microdermics, winner of the 2016 New Ventures BC Competition, participant in the e@UBC Lean Launch Pad, and venture funded by the e@UBC Seed Fund, receives $1-million in funding. ...Read More >>

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Young entrepreneurs create dock-to-table app to cut out middlemen in seafood industry
April 8, 2017

Original article from Global News. A pair of young Vancouverites are looking to revolutionize the way B.C. seafood gets from dock to dish. Joseph Lee and his business partner...Read More >>

Community news

UBC welcomes government initiatives re technology education capacity and Robson Square district
April 4, 2017

The University of British Columbia welcomes two important initiatives announced today by the provincial government. The government announced today a 250-graduate increase to ...Read More >>

Venture News

Students’ WiFi habits actually save UBC money: expert
April 3, 2017

Original Post from MetroNews A UBC tech startup has found a way to translate students’ habit of always connecting to WiFi into energy savings for the university. The softwa...Read More >>

e@UBC News

University startup incubators take studies out of classroom
March 28, 2017

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 skateboard...Read More >>

Venture News

Female entrepreneurs tread into male-dominated world of tech startups
March 16, 2017

Original article from the Globe and Mail Kerry Costello, co-founder of HeadCheck Health, is an entrepreneur in the technology sector – an area still dominated by her male coun...Read More >>

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Vancouver startup ChopValue gives used chopsticks new life as minimalist furnishings and housewares
March 15, 2017

Original article from Georgia Straight Live in Vancouver long enough and you’ll soon find your kitchen drawers littered with packets and packets of single-use chopsticks. t...Read More >>

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The UBC Entrepreneurship Engine
March 15, 2017

Original article from UBC Sauder School of Business When UBC MBA grad Manoj Singh set out to launch a startup, he didn’t just want to create a successful business – he wante...Read More >>

Venture News

Faber, e@UBC Venture, Joins Alchemist Accelerator
March 2, 2017

Big congrats to e@UBC venture, Faber, that has joined Bay Area accelerator, Alchemist. Before the team heads down to begin their new journey, we asked them about how they are fee...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Meet Entrepreneur – Daniela Roeper of Borealis Wind
March 2, 2017

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 worl...Read More >>

Venture News

Resource industry’s problems are clean-tech’s opportunities
February 28, 2017

Self-cleaning cameras for heavy industries, dual--fuel engines that burn low-emission hydrogen, high-tech sensors and big-data analysis that prescreen ore at mine sites – these a...Read More >>

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Pain Management Venture, Curos Labs, Takes Top Prize in Life Sciences Startup Competition
February 28, 2017

February 27, 2017 (Vancouver, B.C.) – The second annual Life Sciences Startup Competition wrapped up after 11 new ventures pitched their startup idea to a full house at the Life ...Read More >>

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Terramera, Wize Monkey Win Awards at Annual Small Business BC Awards
February 24, 2017

e@UBC Seed Fund venture, Terramera, won the Best Innovation award at the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards. Graduate venture of the Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub, Wize Mo...Read More >>

e@UBC News

BDO Canada LLP Joins entrepreneurship@UBC’s Open Office Program
February 22, 2017

Complimentary R&D Advisory, Tax and Accounting expert consultations for e@UBC new venture teams entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC) is pleased to welcome the BDO Canada LLP team to...Read More >>

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Startup Competition Brings Out Latest Life Sciences Ventures from Lab to Market
February 21, 2017

 February 20, 17 (Vancouver, B.C.) – The Life Sciences Institute and entrepreneurship@UBC at the University of British Columbia are hosting the second annual Life Sciences Star...Read More >>

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UBC Entrepreneurs Develop Learning Algorithms In Healthcare
February 16, 2017

February 17, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) - A team of UBC entrepreneurs have developed a self-learning algorithm for Type I diabetics to see their future glucose values at least one hour i...Read More >>

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UBC Sauder grad puts best foot forward
February 12, 2017

View original posting from Toronto Star While Ryan Smith was working on his Part-Time MBA at UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School, he and his colleagues in the Technolog...Read More >>

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Ex-Canuck Kyle Wellwood throws big cheque at new concussion app
February 10, 2017

View original posting from Vancouver Sun He was an angel in the National Hockey League, playing 159 consecutive games at one point without a trip to the penalty box. Now, as ...Read More >>

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ExcelSense, HATCH venture, awarded BCIC Ignite Program Award
February 8, 2017

View posting from BC Innovation Council Feb 8, 2017 – Vancouver, BC – The BC Innovation Council, a crown agency of the Province of BC focused on fueling BC’s economic engi...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Applications for the Life Science ventures cohort – NOW OPEN
February 7, 2017

The Life Sciences cohort will equip ambitious entrepreneurs with tools to grow the initial stages of their ventures, with the ultimate goal that ventures will emerge with a so...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Meet Mentor: Leon van der Poel
January 26, 2017

At our e@UBC Lean Launch Pad programs, you are always sure to notice Leon's presence in the room. His enthusiasm and humour complements his ability to give direct and critical feed...Read More >>

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UBC Student’s Seniors Care Innovation Wins Top Fraser Health Prize
January 25, 2017

Seniors Home Care App wins the X-Factor Prize at the First Health Authority HackathonJanuary 24, 2017 (SURREY, BC) – CareCrew won the Fraser Health Hackathon sponsored by Simon F...Read More >>

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Resources and Applications
January 19, 2017

Your opportunity for marketing and PR with new UBC story! Submit your innovation story to UBC by January 27 BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative Funding Why You Should Care: Five...Read More >>

Venture News

Iris Automation raises $1.5 million to help drones sense and avoid obstacles
January 18, 2017

Original article from TechCrunch Iris Automation Inc. has raised $1.5 million to bring “sense and avoid” technology, and truly self-flying capabilities, to drones used for ...Read More >>

e@UBC News

e@UBC Managing Director Announced Keynote at Canadian Financing Forum
January 13, 2017

VANCOUVER, BC, Canada (January 13, 2016) – e@UBC Managing Director, Barry Yates, has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the 20th Canadian Financing Forum - Canada's Premier ...Read More >>

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ChopValue, UBC Student’s Startup, Transforms Used Chopsticks Into Sleek Furniture
January 11, 2017

Original article from Huffington Post  Bamboo may not be native to Vancouver, but thanks to the city’s insatiable appetite for sushi and other Asian food, it’s still an abu...Read More >>

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CannaRoyalty to Acquire 20% of Anandia Labs, a Leader in Cannabis Testing, Extraction and Genetics
January 9, 2017

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 9, 2017) - CannaRoyalty Corp. (CSE:CRZ)(CRZ.CN) is pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent ("LOI") to acquire a 20% equity...Read More >>

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HATCH venture’s software used in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’
January 9, 2017

Skin simulation software developed in Prof. Dinesh K. Pai's group was used to make the fantastic beasts in the blockbuster film based on J. K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and W...Read More >>

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Aspect Biosystems Announces Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation
January 5, 2017

Aspect Biosystems Ltd., a leader in the field of 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering, announced today that it has entered into a research collaboration with DePuy Synthes Product...Read More >>

Community news

BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative Funding Available for e@UBC ventures
December 22, 2016

e@UBC is pleased to announce that there are five BCIC ISI grants available for e@UBC ventures. The grants are for ventures that will be hiring personnel and interns to complete pro...Read More >>

e@UBC News

e@UBC Seed Fund Invests In Microdermics – Hollow Microneedle Technology
December 16, 2016

e@UBC Seed Fund is pleased to announce that it has made an investment in Microdermics Inc. - a Vancouver-based hollow microneedle technology company. Microdermics is developing a m...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Entrepreneur, Founder of Eagle Energy, Launches New Product
December 13, 2016

Founded by UBC alum and entrepreneur, Elliot Mashford, Eagle Energy launches their product in this creative new video. Eagle Energy is one of the 12 ventures funded by the e@UBC S...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Barry Yates appointed Managing Director of entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC)
December 7, 2016

December 7, 2016 entrepreneurship@UBC is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Yates as the new Managing Director of entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC). Barry comes from mor...Read More >>

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Vancouver startup helps fishermen deliver directly to restaurants
December 5, 2016

Original Story: Globe and Mail Larry Hillis is a third-generation fisherman out of Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf in Richmond, B.C.. At 57, he’s spent most of his life fishing...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Alumni donate $2 million to support UBC startups
November 25, 2016

Originally posted on the Vancouver Sun Two successful entrepreneurs who attended the University of B.C. have donated $1 million each to help fledging businesses hatched at the ...Read More >>

Venture News

Birch Biomedical: Lessons from the ‘Lean’ Journey
November 24, 2016

As our 11th Lean Launch Pad (LLP) cohort wraps up next week, any venture that has gone through the program would know - this is just the beginning of the start of your venture buil...Read More >>

Venture News

Small Business BC Award: Best Community Impact
November 21, 2016

Originally posted on Small Business BC  - Vote Until Nov 30! The Alinker Inventions Ltd. is a company committed to building an inclusive community. We are devoted to designing,...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Meet our EIRs: George Aliphtiras and Francis Steiner
October 27, 2016

As you come down to the Graham Lee Innovation Centre, you may notice that our welcome board has been graced with two new Entrepreneur-In-Residence profiles. In case you missed it, ...Read More >>

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Technologies HATCH out of new lab space for UBC ventures
October 26, 2016

UBC has opened a new space for technology startups to build and test their inventions, grow their businesses, and transform ideas into commercial products. The new incubator...Read More >>

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Reuters Top 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities – 2016
October 6, 2016

September 29, 2016 Reuters has released its Top 100 rankings of the most innovative universities in the world. UBC was ranked 50th and the University of Toronto, the only ...Read More >>

Venture News

Illusense Secures $1.6M Funding from SDTC
October 5, 2016

September 20, 2016 03:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Deve...Read More >>

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Microdermics Wins $110,000 BCIC First Prize Package
September 27, 2016

Congratulations to Microdermics for taking first place in the 2016 BCIC-New Ventures BC Competition! The BCIC-New Ventures BC Competition is the largest technology start-up com...Read More >>

Community news

UBC’s Hub for Social Entrepreneurship
September 14, 2016

B.C. is indeed turning into a hub for social enterprises, and UBC certainly has a flare of new social ventures that are up-and-coming. In a post from the Vancouver Sun published ea...Read More >>

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APPLY NOW: Life Sciences Start-Up Competition
September 9, 2016

Brought to you by the Life Sciences Institute and e@UBC We challenge you to innovate! Design a plan for translation of your idea into product. To keep you educated and motiva...Read More >>

e@UBC News

How Graham Lee is giving UBC entrepreneurs an edge
September 8, 2016

Originally published in BC Business article , read it here   Fewer than one in 10 grads give back to their alma mater. Graham Lee, UBC Sauder grad, aims to change that–an...Read More >>

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NVBC Top 10 Finalists Announced
September 6, 2016

Two e@UBC teams are in the Top 10 of the New Ventures BC Competition - congratulations to Iris Automation and Microdermics! The winner will be announced as part of Vancouver Startu...Read More >>

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Awake Labs Named Winner of The Next 36 Mastercard Challenge
August 30, 2016

Original article from BetaKit written by Jessica Galang After hosting a pitch challenge that saw five Next 36 companies pitch to Mastercard executives and business leaders, ...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Intern Highlight: 6 Interviews and 2 Roles Later
August 25, 2016

You might have read a couple of intern highlights that we have showcased throughout the summer, and it’s now time to meet the creative mind behind these posts. Meet Amanda and sh...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Intern Highlight: A Summer of Traversing the Unknown
August 19, 2016

Working in a startup is anything but linear as each day ahead can present a dynamic event for your company.  And, more often than not, it may seem as though for every answer gaine...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Apply Now! Fall 2016 Lean Launch Pad Accelerator Programs
August 18, 2016

This fall, we are excited to offer two streams of our popular LLP accelerator program: Core Venture Stream Social Venture Stream Why should you apply for the LLP Progra...Read More >>

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New Service Launched by SR&ED
August 16, 2016

Businesses and research and development (R&D) stakeholders have asked the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to make its Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) P...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Intern Highlight: A Marketer In An Entrepreneurial World
August 11, 2016

Do what you’re passionate about— a cliché statement that still holds true for many people, especially for those wrapping up a degree and debating career possibilities.  For L...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Intern Highlight: Embracing the Humanity Within All of Us
July 30, 2016

As the old saying goes, it’s not what you know but who you know, implying the immense power that relationships have.  Originally from India where he has experience as an enginee...Read More >>

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e@UBC Teams Win The Generator Challenge 6.0 Competition
July 29, 2016

APPLY for the 2017 cohort HERE.  e@UBC has a vibrant startup co-working space out of the Graham Lee Innovation Centre, situated at the heart of the beautiful UBC Point Grey cam...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Meet EIR: Jenny Yang
July 28, 2016

Jenny Yang is one of e@UBC's Entrepreneurs-In-Residence and you can book appointments with her for Open Office every week. When speaking with Jenny, you would get an overwhelming s...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Intern Highlight: Curiosity and Hard Work Will Take You Far
July 26, 2016

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it is that when you’re working with a small business, you certainly learn a lot.  Naturally inquisitive, Sonia Sidhu— a recent grad...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC engineer develops microneedle that takes pain out of testing
July 25, 2016

(Reposted from original Vancouver Sun article) Researchers at the University of B.C. have created a “lab on a chip” that could spell the end of painful, multiple daily bloo...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC venture Arbutus Medical receives $1 million to expand in Asia and Africa
July 21, 2016

A social venture out of UBC has received $1-million investment from Grand Challenges Canada to pursue market expansion across Africa and India. Grand Challenges Canada is funded by...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Intern Highlight: Adaptability Proves Its Value Once More
July 9, 2016

When we talk about startups, we automatically think about the dynamic and ever-changing working environment that defines them.  There, success is often determined by how entrepren...Read More >>

Venture News

e@UBC Team Wins IBM Design Award At Hacking Health 2016
June 29, 2016

What can an 8-week e-health design hackathon get you? For Hacking Health, a hackaton tailored to e-health problems and solutions, it gets you 16 Projects, 98 Hackers, and for on...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Intern Highlight: Dispelling How Business Stifles Creativity
June 28, 2016

We often times hear comments about how business schools can stifle students’ creativity and their desire to think bigger than just financial profits. Cheralyn Chok, a third year ...Read More >>

e@UBC News

GenomeBC investing in companies and jobs through e@UBC
June 24, 2016

Genome BC has invested $600,000 into the entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC) program. The program is designed to help UBC entrepreneurs build sustainable, scalable ventures based on UBC i...Read More >>

Venture News

Aspect Biosystems Wins ‘Most Promising Startup’ at 2016 Technology Impact Awards
June 9, 2016

Vancouver, BC – June 8, 2016 – Aspect Biosystems has been named winner of the ‘Most Promising Startup’ Award at the BC Tech Association’s 2016 Technology Impact Awards (T...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Meet Mentor: Fadi Asfour
May 25, 2016

Our May Spotlight is on e@UBC mentor, Fadi Asfour. At our Lean Launch Pad, you can always see Fadi working intensely with our entrepreneurs. When speaking with Fadi, his stories ne...Read More >>

e@UBC News

In Case You Missed It: Propel 2016 Recap
May 25, 2016

By: Sonia Sidhu and Laura Lam | Photography: Sonia Sidhu On May 9, over 200 people gathered at UBC Robson Square in anticipation for a night that we were told was on how empowe...Read More >>

Community news

Become a Visioneer and Design the next XPRIZE Competition
May 9, 2016

Inviting passionate innovators from across the globe to help HeroX design the next XPRIZE competition to deliver impossible breakthroughs through cutting edge information and te...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Meet EIR: Karen Boodram
April 27, 2016

We had the chance to sit down and chat with our first Entrepreneur-In-Residence dedicated to ventures in the Life Sciences. Keep on reading for Karen's full story. What inspires...Read More >>

Venture News

The Alinker® Launches Indiegogo Campaign in North America
April 22, 2016

Richmond, BC – The Alinker Inventions Ltd. is excited to announce the launch of the Alinker® R-volution, a radically different walking aid for people with mobility cha...Read More >>

Venture News

More PhDs are leaving academia to launch their own businesses
April 20, 2016

Globe and Mail article on e@UBC venture HeadCheck Health Harrison Brown had a choice after completing his Master of Science degree three years ago: Take a job in the U.S. relate...Read More >>

Venture News

Vancouver women creates ‘walking-bicycle’ to improve lives of those with mobility challenges
April 18, 2016

CBC News article on The Alinker Vancouver's Barbara Alink was in the Netherlands a few years ago when her mother, who she was visiting, commented on all the elderly people they ...Read More >>

Venture News

Acuva Technologies Inc. Closes $850,000 Oversubscribed Seed Round, Appoints Board
April 11, 2016

Read the Market Wired article on e@UBC venture Acuva Technologies here. VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - April 11, 2016) - Acuva Technologies Inc. ("Acuva", or the "Company") ...Read More >>

Community news

BCIC Weekly Events & Opportunities – April 7, 2016
April 7, 2016

BCIC News   BCIC Ignite now open for applications BCIC has launched BCIC Ignite, which will provide funding to accelerate commercialization of new technologies and inn...Read More >>

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Propelling Social Ventures – Register now!
April 6, 2016

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BCIC Weekly Events & Opportunities – March 31, 2016
April 4, 2016

BCIC News   BCIC Ignite now open for applications  BCIC has launched BCIC Ignite, which will provide funding to accelerate commercialization of new technologies and in...Read More >>

Venture News

Challenge to Change | MBA’s innovation reduces the impact of concussions in sport
April 4, 2016

Read the original article here Not satisfied to sit on the sidelines, Kerry Costello focused her entrepreneurial skills on revolutionizing concussion testing for athletes ...Read More >>

Venture News

Vancouver’s VendChat enters crowded field of Craigslist competitors
March 24, 2016

Vancouver sun article on e@UBC venture Vendchat It’s becoming increasingly clear that whatever millennials are going to do, they are going to do it on their smartphones. Th...Read More >>

Community news

BCIC’s Seminar Series – Assessing the Opportunity with Ralph Turfus
March 24, 2016

Assessing the Opportunity with Ralph Turfus BCIC's annual #EducationSeries is back! They have created 8 seminars, 3 workshops and a networking ev...Read More >>

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New BCIC program offers research funding – May 2nd Deadline
March 18, 2016

Funded by the National Resources and Applied Sciences (NRAS) Endowment Fund, BCIC Ignite provides funding support of up to $300,000 to teams of researchers and industry partners th...Read More >>

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BCIC Weekly Events & Opportunities – March 17, 2016
March 18, 2016

BCIC News BCIC Ignite now open for applications -       BCIC has launched BCIC Ignite, which will provide funding to accelerate commercialization of new technologies...Read More >>

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BCIC-New Ventures Competition
March 17, 2016

March 2016 Registration open and full prize lineup The BCIC-New Ventures Competition is...Read More >>

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BC Technology Scholarship
March 11, 2016

The BCTIA will once again be awarding the industry-funded BC Technology Scholarship to students who have a proven passion for technology, a desire to work in a tech company, and ...Read More >>

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BCIC Weekly Events & Opportunities – March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

BCIC News  BCIC Ignite now open for applications -       BCIC has launched BCIC Ignite, which will provide funding to accelerate commercialization of new technologi...Read More >>

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SBN Workshops and Events
March 10, 2016

  Want to land your dream job? In partnership with Mitacs, the SBN is proud to present a workshop on networking etiquette hosted by Joanne Loberg, a Certified Executi...Read More >>

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Hello Tomorrow Challenge: For early stage science & tech startups
March 8, 2016

For those of you who don’t know, Hello Tomorrow Challenge is a global startup competition for promising science and technology projects that aim to create positive change. The ap...Read More >>

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Turning Invention into Innovation: Strategies for Scientist-Entrepreneurs
March 4, 2016

A seminar by Dr. Elicia Maine Canada has an excellent record in invention, but struggles with innovation. In particular, scientific inventions of a radical, generic nature, wit...Read More >>

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Apply for the Interface Health X Challenge
March 4, 2016

INTERFACE Health Challenge X 2016 is the world’s only annual competition to discover the world’s best real health problem-solving innovators. Think of this global challe...Read More >>

Venture News

The UBC Entrepreneurs Behind A Tech Startup Using iPhones To Assess Athlete’s Concussion
March 1, 2016

Business because article on e@UBC venture Headcheck Health This month's Super Bowl served as a reminder of growing public concern over the damage concussion causes. Kerry Costel...Read More >>

Venture News

Nanomedicine startup targets genetic solution to diseases
February 24, 2016

Vancouver Sun article on UBC venture Precision NanoSystems Inc. Vancouver-based biotech firm Precision NanoSystems Inc. (PNI) has created a tabletop device that produces “self...Read More >>

Venture News

Play music, chat and stay warm on a mountain with YodelUP
February 24, 2016

Ubyssey article on e@UBC venture YodelUP. There are a million ways to ruin your phone while skiing or snowboarding. You can drop it on the chairlift, lose it in deep snow, crack...Read More >>

Community news

BCIC Weekly Events & Opportunities – February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016

News:  BCIC expands access for the BC Tech Co-op Grants Program -       Are you a BC company looking to accelerate the growth of your business? The expanded BC Tech...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC, SFU researchers behind technology that can assess, reduce head trauma
February 1, 2016

Vancouver Sun article on UBC venture Headcheck Health The level of public anxiety over the head trauma crisis in sports saw no let-up this week when an autopsy revealed former N...Read More >>

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UBC Clean Energy Engineering Co-op Industry Night, WED Feb 10 at 6pm, UBC Robson Square
January 29, 2016

This reception provides an opportunity for Master of Engineering Leadership students new to meet with industry representatives to learn more about your organization and potential...Read More >>

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INNOVATION FOR PUBLIC GOOD – 4 February 2016
January 29, 2016

Check out the event details here: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/news/event-innovation-public-good Innovation is important; so is the public good. But how do they go to...Read More >>

e@UBC News

UBC plays key role in BC tech economy
January 27, 2016

Click here to read the original article. UBC’s key role in tech innovation, advanced research and educating highly qualified personnel will be showcased at the BCTECH Summit i...Read More >>

Community news

Medical Device Development and Trends
January 22, 2016

Wondering what's involved in developing and selling medical devices in Canada and beyond? How can you increase your chances of sucess? What are the current trends? Com...Read More >>

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Innovation & Tech Trends for 2016
January 22, 2016

Event details & blurb: Date: Wed, January 27 Time: 6PM Place: BrainStation, 4F 1110 Hamilton St, Vancouver Cost: $10 Registration link: http://www.meetup.com/Innovatio...Read More >>

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TechBrew: The Ultimate Tech Mega-Mixer – January 28th
January 6, 2016

Check out one of BCTIA's most popular events, TechBrew, that brings together the coolest new technologies, cutting-edge innovators, and influential decision-makers, all under one r...Read More >>

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The Discovery Parks Generator Competition
January 6, 2016

Application Deadline: February 12th, 2016 at 5pm. Click here for the competition details. What do you win? Up to 1,000 sqft of furnished workspace (office and/or cubic...Read More >>

Venture News

Vancouver Sun: Self-propelled particles deliver clotting drugs in spite of heavy blood flow
December 18, 2015

Vancouver Sun article on UBC-affiliated startup Ptech.   Researchers at the University of B.C. have devised a way to deliver blood-clotting drugs on a jet of bubbles dee...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Start-up, Vendchat, Launches an alternative to Craigslist and e-Bay
December 10, 2015

Vendchat Media Release UBC Start-up, Vendchat, launches app that is an alternative to Craigslist and e-Bay.   Vendchat alters how people buy and sell locally by m...Read More >>

Venture News

Vancity Buzz: Love looks better on paper – JustGreet
December 3, 2015

Vancity Buzz article featuring UBC-affiliated venture, JustGreet How excited do you get when you receive mail that wasn’t a bill – you know, actual, hold-in-your-hands, ...Read More >>

Venture News

Arbutus Interview – Jobs in Science Podcast
November 30, 2015

Click here to check out this insightful interview on Arbutus by Jobs in Science....Read More >>

e@UBC News

Business Model Canvas – Interactive Case Study
November 23, 2015

Friday, November 27th, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, LSC1330 The workshop is free and open to all. No need to RSVP. Bring your lunch and your friends. Demystify the start-up ...Read More >>

Venture News

SeamlessMD Raises $1.1 Million to Transform Patient Care in Surgery
November 12, 2015

SeamlessMD, a pioneer in patient engagement technology for surgery, has raised a $1.1 million seed round from BDC Capital, FundersClub and a group of prominent angel investors, inc...Read More >>

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#BCTECH Summit – January 18-19, 2016
November 11, 2015

Technology is reshaping how we do business, transforming customer experiences and driving growth across all segments of our economy. The #BCTECH Summit is a two-day event that will...Read More >>

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Lessons on Empowering Social Entrepreneurship
November 3, 2015

Centre for Social Innovation and Impact Investing's invitation for their upcoming event on November 19, 6 - 9pm, Heartwood Community Café, 317 East Broadway. Watch and shar...Read More >>

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UBC nanomedicine device to fight big diseases in tiny arenas with $13m investment
November 3, 2015

Business Vancouver article on UBC-affiliated startup Precision Nanosystems.   There’s no question nanomedicine falls within the realm of life sciences. But producin...Read More >>

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2015 Small Business Information Expo
October 29, 2015

The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) in partnership with the Township of Langley and the Fraser Valley Chambers of Commerce, would like to invite UBC students, alumni...Read More >>

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BC Business: Start-up Ecoation Revolutionizes Agriculture With its Crop Sense Technology
October 27, 2015

BC Business article on UBC-affiliated startup Ecoation. BCIC-New Ventures Competition 2014 finalist takes its Crop Sense system to new levels with the help of BCIC and its Tech Co...Read More >>

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Techvibes: Amazon and Hootsuite Headline Tech Fest Vancouver at The Commodore
October 26, 2015

Techvibes article on their upcoming event in Vancouver. Tech Fest returns to Vancouver on October 28th at The Commodore. Tech Fest brings together sixteen of Vancouver's fast...Read More >>

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UBC-Affiliated Startups Win Spots in The Next Big Thing (TNBT) for 2015
October 22, 2015

The Next Big Thing (TNBT), an entrepreneur-led charitable foundation that empowers young founders to take on the world, recently announced the 12 winning ventures chosen for it...Read More >>

Venture News

Shnarped Launches New ‘Instagram for Sports’ Platform at Hashtag Sports Fest
October 21, 2015

A MarketWired article on UBC-affiliated, Shnarped. Shnarped, a Canadian tech startup founded by Princeton hockey players, is announcing the launch of a new social media platform...Read More >>

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BC Tech Summit
October 20, 2015

Technology is reshaping how people do business, transforming customer experiences and driving growth across all segments of the economy. The #BCTECH Summit is a two-day event that ...Read More >>

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Energy New Venture Competition 2016
October 20, 2015

Have a promising innovation that could revolutionize the energy sector? Join the University of Calgary at the 2016 Energy New Venture Competition and pitch your cutting-edge ide...Read More >>

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Apply to Cansbridge Fellowship for an International Intership
October 14, 2015

The Cansbridge Fellowship is a global community of entrepreneurial minded, risk taking, and adventurous students and professionals who support each other in developing new and exis...Read More >>

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Techstars Seattle Recruitment Lunch and Learn
October 14, 2015

Interested in the local startup ecosystem and how to do more faster? Launch Academy hosts Techstars Seattle, local startups and entrepreneurs for a lunch time discussion. Hear wha...Read More >>

e@UBC News

e@UBC Venture Case Studies
October 14, 2015

The e@UBC Venture Case Studies highlights up and coming startups from UBC. The featured teams have participated in one of our fully-integrated programs, such as the e@UBC Accelerat...Read More >>

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Naked Snacks Raises 120% on Kickstarter in 2 Weeks
October 13, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIHmmAeQbsQ UBC-MBA alumnus Neil Thomson is the co-founder of Vancouver's Naked Snacks, a healthy snack delivery startup that has been delivering...Read More >>

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BCIC and IBM Invite You to Get Hands-on With Watson
October 9, 2015

BCIC and IBM invite you to an exclusive IBM Watson Discovery Day on October 27 at 2:00pm in Vancouver. Join BCIC to: Hear how Watson and cognitive computing are powering ap...Read More >>

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BCTIA’s Biotech Licensing 101 – Grub in the Hub
October 9, 2015

Roger Kuypers will provide an overview of the main elements of biotechnology licensing, with some tips for university license negotiations. Roger will provide insights and examples...Read More >>

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Startup Open House Vancouver – October 29th
October 9, 2015

Startup Open House is back and bigger than ever this year. On October 29th 2015, hundreds of startups will unite to open their doors to the public (across Vancouver, Toron...Read More >>

Venture News

Globe and Mail: Pocket concierge customizes the dining experience
October 8, 2015

Globe and Mail article featuring UBC-affiliated venture, Tangoo. Imagine sitting in an upscale restaurant, cocktail in hand, a new client across the table ripe for a potential b...Read More >>

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Aspect Biosystems recognized as BC & North Regional Winner of the 2015 Startup Canada Award for Innovation
October 6, 2015

Aspect will be presented with the award November 4 at the Imperial Theater in Vancouver during a special grassroots event, featuring a reception, ceremony and fireside chats with w...Read More >>

e@UBC News

BCTIA Startup Resources Available to e@UBC Ventures
October 6, 2015

BCTIA Upcoming Startup Resources The BCTIA, in partnership with e@UBC, is offering free startup resources to e@UBC registered ventures to help their team succeed. RSVP through the...Read More >>

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e@UBC Hosts Thank You Showcase to Graham Lee
October 5, 2015

entrepreneurship@UBC hosted a Venture Showcase event to thank Graham Lee and his family for their continued support of entrepreneurship and innovation at UBC. Ten e@UBC teams h...Read More >>

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UBC-Affiliated Company Joins First Cohort of New Singularity Accelerator in California
October 5, 2015

FREDSense Technologies, a startup that combines engineering and biology to detect chemicals in water using biosensors, was recently named one of ten companies entering Singularity ...Read More >>

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Fierce Medical Devices: Precision NanoSystems Raises $13.4M in Series A Financing
October 2, 2015

A Fierce Medical Devices article on UBC-affiliated startup, Precision Nanosystems. VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision NanoSystems, Inc. (PNI),...Read More >>

e@UBC News

e@UBC’s Pharmaceutical Target Product Profile Workshop
October 1, 2015

Have an idea or even some data for a drug development opportunity, but don’t know what to do next? Register for entrepreneurship@UBC's Target Product Profile (TPP) development w...Read More >>

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Register for BCTIA’s TechBrew Event This October 8th
September 30, 2015

TechBrew brings together new technologies, cutting-edge innovators and decision-makers all under one roof. Join fellow members of the BC tech community, including investors, top ta...Read More >>

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Apply for CleanTech Funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada
September 30, 2015

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) supports cleantech initiatives addressing clean air, soil, water and climate change issues. SDTC has two different funds that are c...Read More >>

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e@UBC Venture Case Study: Tangoo
September 30, 2015

e@UBC Venture Case Studies is an ongoing series highlighting top ventures from our fully integrated programs. Check out more e@UBC ventures here. A pocket concierge for a night ou...Read More >>

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Graduate Tech Entrepreneurship Course Now Accepting Applications
September 29, 2015

APSC 541 is looking for entrepreneurial and technology-driven Graduates! This is a unique opportunity for Graduate Students from any faculty, not only Engineering, to team up with...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Sauder Entrepreneur Speaker Series: Andrei Pop, Founder of Human API & UBC alumnus
September 28, 2015

Andrei Pop, UBC Arts alum, self–taught programmer, and founder of http://humanapi.co/, a healthcare data integrator based in San Francisco, will be giving an informal talk on st...Read More >>

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Graduate Student Entrepreneurship Workshop: Discovering the Entrepreneur Within
September 25, 2015

Graduate Pathways to Success and Mitacs have organized a full-day entrepreneurship workshop for graduate students to learn more about entrepreneurship. Discovering the Entrepreneur...Read More >>

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BCTIA Offers Free Startup Resources for UBC Entrepreneurs
September 24, 2015

e@UBC's partnership with the BCTIA opens the doors for UBC entrepreneurs and ventures to access even more startup resources in the Vancouver community. See what free events and res...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Startup, Naked Snacks, Launches Kickstarter Campaign
September 22, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIHmmAeQbsQ Naked Snacks is an online food company delivering healthy and delicious custom snack mixes throughout Canada. Their mission is to ".....Read More >>

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Vancouver Sun: BCIC New Ventures Awards kick off Vancouver Startup Week
September 22, 2015

Vancouver Sun article on the BCIC New Ventures Competition Winners, including UBC-affiliated Prollster. A British Columbia startup that has created software to help agents aroun...Read More >>

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Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Dr. Simon Pimstone, Sept 28th
September 21, 2015

The Life Sciences Institute is proud to have Dr. Simon Pimstone, Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer, Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc speak at their upcoming event! Dr. Pims...Read More >>

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UBC-affiliated Startups Chosen to Present at Banff Venture Forum
September 21, 2015

UBC-affiliated MTT Innovation and Elix Wireless Charging Systems have been selected to present at the 16th annual Banff Venture Forum on September 24th and 25th at the Fairmont Ban...Read More >>

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Hear from UBC Alumnus & Co-founder of the Social Stock Exchange
September 17, 2015

Professor James Tansey will host a conversation with alumnus Pradeep Jethi, BA’87 (English), Strategic Adviser and co-founder of the Social Stock Exchange (SSX) in London, UK. T...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Applications Open for the e@UBC Accelerator Program
September 14, 2015

Are you serious about creating a new venture? Apply now! https://vimeo.com/126549305 e@UBC’s Lean LaunchPad Venture Accelerator Program will help you to greatly improve the o...Read More >>

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e@UBC Venture Case Study: Acuva
September 14, 2015

e@UBC Venture Case Studies is an ongoing series highlighting top ventures from our fully integrated programs. Check out more e@UBC ventures here. Shining a light on advanced water...Read More >>

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Register for The Next 36 National Campus Tour at UBC
September 11, 2015

The Next 36 is a program that accelerates the growth of Canada’s most talented young entrepreneurs by providing mentorship, capital and founder development. Each year, The Nex...Read More >>

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Recon Instruments back at their UBC launch pad to celebrate buyout from Intel
September 11, 2015

Sauder School of Business article on Recon Instruments On September 12, the four founding members of wearable technology company Recon Instruments will gather on the UBC campus...Read More >>

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Coast Capital Savings iHub is Calling for Applications
September 11, 2015

The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub is looking for social entrepreneurs to join their 2016 accelerator program! If you are running a start-up with a social or environmental mi...Read More >>

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e@UBC Ventures Make NVBC’s Top 10
September 1, 2015

Congrats to e@UBC Ventures DRIVE Business Intelligence and Microbiome Insights! BCIC's New Ventures Competition recently announced the top ten teams that will compete for over $30...Read More >>

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BC Business: A better Yelp? Tangoo’s different approach to dining
August 26, 2015

BC Business article on UBC-affiliated startup Tangoo. For entrepreneur Paul Davidescu, getting rejected on Dragons’ Den was the beginning, not the end Do dragons give second ch...Read More >>

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e@UBC Venture Case Study: Arbutus Medical
August 24, 2015

e@UBC Venture Case Studies is an ongoing series highlighting top ventures from our fully integrated programs. Check out more e@UBC ventures here. Improving bone surgeries in the d...Read More >>

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T-Net News: 3D Bioprinting Technology Company Aspect Biosystems Closes Seed Round Funding
August 10, 2015

T-Net News article on UBC-affiliated Aspect Biosystems. Vancouver, BC, August 6, 2015--(T-Net)--Aspect Biosystems Ltd.  announced today that it has now closed an oversubscrib...Read More >>

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Register Now for ProtoHack’s Main Event in August
July 30, 2015

ProtoHack, an organization that runs code-free hackathon events around the world, is hosting a 12-hour event in Vancouver. During the event non-technical entrepreneurs learn how to...Read More >>

Venture News

Eagle Energy Vapor Launches IndieGoGo Campaign
July 28, 2015

UBC-afilliated startup Eagle Energy Vapor, a Vancouver based company developing an energy product that leverages vaporizer technology to deliver caffeine through inhalation, recent...Read More >>

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Vancouver Sun: Vancouver entrepreneur mines tech solutions for struggling industry
July 28, 2015

Vancouver Sun article on UBC-affiliated startup, MineSense VANCOUVER — Numbered rocks sitting on a table in the MineSense workshop in south Vancouver are a microcosm of the ch...Read More >>

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UBC-affiliated Seamless MD makes Top 10
July 28, 2015

Named in the 20 Promising Canadian Digital Health Companies to Watch A patient education and engagement platform, Seamless MD prepares people for upcoming surgeries with pre- an...Read More >>

e@UBC News

e@UBC Has Moved!
July 22, 2015

entrepreneurship@UBC has officially moved to the new Robert H. Lee Alumni Center, in the heart of the UBC Vancouver campus. Registered ventures can now access complimentary des...Read More >>

e@UBC News

e@UBC Startups Thrive with Easy Access to Tech Community, Mentorship and Professional Services
July 22, 2015

e@UBC strategic partnership with BCTIA successfully delivers comprehensive programming and services to emerging tech companies VANCOUVER, BC (July 22, 2015) – entrepreneurship@U...Read More >>

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Nanozen Seed Fund Announcement
July 22, 2015

Nanozen, a UBC-affiliated startup developing accurate, lightweight sensors to monitor harmful airborne particles in industrial settings, has received early stage funding from the ...Read More >>

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e@UBC Venture Case Studies: DRIVE
July 13, 2015

Increasing customer loyalty for restaurants DRIVE is on a mission to bring big business technology to small and medium sized businesses (SMB). DRIVE tackles the common problem of ...Read More >>

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SparkBlocks Launches Kickstarter Campaign: Raises $18,000 in 24 hours
July 10, 2015

https://youtu.be/3veVT2eqTGY SparkBlocks by Spark Audio is a modular speaker system that addresses music lovers' audio needs and also provides the option to customize their expe...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Congrats to e@UBC Accelerator Graduates
July 2, 2015

entrepreneurship@UBC is proud to announce the nine teams that completed our Lean LaunchPad (LLP) Accelerator program this past Monday June 22nd, 2015. A&K Robotics Curren...Read More >>

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Disruptive Innovation in Genomics Competition
July 2, 2015

Genome Canada has officially launched the Request for Applications for a new program: the 2015 Disruptive Innovation in Genomics Competition (DIG). This program aims to support the...Read More >>

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Apply for the Interface Health X Challenge
June 30, 2015

The Interface Health Excellence Challenge (IHX Challenge) is a global competition to find the world’s most innovative health entrepreneurs whose ideas and products can change hea...Read More >>

e@UBC News

e@UBC Venture Case Studies: Sensible Building Science
June 29, 2015

e@UBC Venture Case Studies is an ongoing series highlighting top ventures from our fully integrated programs. Making Clean, Responsive Environments With ‘Smart Buildings’ ...Read More >>

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The Verge: Intel Acquires Wearable Display Company Recon Instruments
June 17, 2015

The Verge article on UBC-affiliated Recon Instruments. Intel has announced that it acquired Recon Instruments, a Canadian company known for making sporty wearable displays. Reco...Read More >>

e@UBC News

e@UBC Venture Case Studies: The Screw Cutter Project
June 15, 2015

e@UBC Venture Case Studies is an ongoing series highlighting top ventures from our fully integrated programs. Creating Certified Medical Devices for Hospitals in the Developing W...Read More >>

Venture News

T-Net News: MineSense Technologies Closes Multi-Million Dollar Series B Financing
June 9, 2015

BC Technology News article on UBC-affiliated MineSense Technologies Vancouver, BC, June 4, 2015--(T-Net)--MineSense™ Technologies Ltd, a pioneer in real-time, sensor-based...Read More >>

e@UBC News

e@UBC Venture Case Studies: Tait Labs
June 1, 2015

e@UBC Venture Case Studies is an ongoing series highlighting top e@UBC ventures from our fully integrated programs. Building New Drug Development Pathways Using Traditional Medic...Read More >>

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Globe and Mail: Local caterers key to success for ‘naked’ snack startup
May 28, 2015

Globe and Mail article on UBC-affiliated Naked Snacks. The Challenge Neil Thomson likes his food tasty and naked; that is, free from preservatives and wholesome. He also covets c...Read More >>

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e@UBC Accelerator Graduate Featured on Global BC News
May 27, 2015

B.C. surgical expertise makes a difference in Uganda Mon, May 25 – A B.C. invention is helping surgeons halfway around the world. Elaine Yong reports. Today’s News Hour on...Read More >>

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TechVibes: Intel to Acquire Recon Instruments: Rumour
May 27, 2015

TechVibes news release on UBC affiliated company, Recon Instruments. Looks like Inc. was right to name Recon a startup to watch in Canada. The intelligent wearable technology...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Lawson Lundell Joins entrepreneurship@UBC’s Open Office Program
May 27, 2015

e@UBC new venture teams benefit from complimentary expert legal consultations entrepreneurship@UBC is pleased to welcome the Lawson Lundell team to support the growth of e@UBC new...Read More >>

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Minister Finlay Announces Investment in Clean Technology Projects in British Columbia
May 25, 2015

Sustainable Development Technology Canada Media Release. Richmond - The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., MP for Delta—Richmond East and Minister of National Reve...Read More >>

Venture News

Tangoo Launches New Version of App With Help From Vikram Vij
May 25, 2015

Tangoo Media Release. Dragons’ Den Deal Pairs Restauranteur With Interactive Dining App https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFFEyTHbc74 VANCOUVER (20th May, 2015) – A deal don...Read More >>

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TechVibes: UBC Incubated Coho Data Raises $30 Million Series C Round
May 25, 2015

TechVibes article on Coho Data. Coho Data, a leading innovator in web-scale flash storage for the enterprise, today announced it has closed $30 million in Series C funding, brin...Read More >>

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UBC Venture Series: Expen Solutions
May 19, 2015

A new series highlighting ventures being created at UBC Expen Solutions Expen makes a road surface condition indicator device that monitors for unsafe road conditions (such as ic...Read More >>

e@UBC News

e@UBC Entrepreneur-in-Residence Joins UBC Startup, Nanozen
May 19, 2015

Goodbye and good luck to EiR Peter Briscoe! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="347"] Winnie Chu (left) and Peter Briscoe (right) at Nanozen's new office space in downtown V...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Congrats to e@UBC Accelerator Graduates!
May 19, 2015

entrepreneurship@UBC is proud to announce the nine teams that completed our Lean LaunchPad (LLP) Accelerator program this past Monday May 11th, 2015. 3point Science Fraser In...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Startups Named in NextBC’s Top 25
May 19, 2015

UBC-affiliated FusionPipe, Recon Instruments, and Tangoo are listed in the Top 25 finalists for NextBC 2015, taking place on May 21, 2015! The 25 companies are recognized for pu...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Next Open Office July 9th!
May 14, 2015

Open to all registered ventures and ideas, e@UBC Open Office is a cornerstone of our programming and connects our ventures, one-on-one with established entrepreneurs. Held eve...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Venture Series: PreciDent
May 11, 2015

A new series highlighting ventures being created at UBC PreciDent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftWmCwcnQk0 Precident makes a wearable device that monitors posture to preven...Read More >>

Venture News

Vancouver entrepreneur’s new caffeine vaporizers aimed at 18-to-25 age group
May 6, 2015

The Province article on UBC-afilliated Eagle Energy Vapor. If you want a quick hit of caffeine, you can always grab an espresso or an energy drink. But a group of Vancouver e...Read More >>

Venture News

e@UBC Lean LaunchPad Alumni Arbutus Medical Sends Aid to Nepal
May 6, 2015

Surgical Equipment for Nepal Arbutus' GoFundMe page raised over $8,000 in the first five days of their campaign. Help save lives and support the effort in Nepal by donating to thi...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Venture Series: Spectre Flow Solutions
May 4, 2015

A new series highlighting ventures being created at UBC Spectre Flow Solutions https://youtu.be/5Zi9UOwnaQ4 Portable remote manual valve actuator for industrial applications whe...Read More >>

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What is HyperGrowth?
May 4, 2015

HyperGrowth is BC’s only second-stage revenue accelerator, growing the next generation of tech companies right here in Vancouver. Through a six-month residency program and advi...Read More >>

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BCTIA’s Unplugged: War Stories From the Valley
May 4, 2015

On May 13th, join the Vancouver tech community at The Hub for an open mic meetup with Jeff Liu, Global Sector Head of Technology at EY, and hear about his experiences in the Val...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Accepting Applications for May-June Lean LaunchPad!
May 1, 2015

entrepreneurship@UBC is hosting another Lean LaunchPad program starting May 25th.  The Lean LaunchPad Accelerator program has world-class educators and domain-specific mentors to...Read More >>

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Global News: YELL program encourages young entrepreneurs to shine
April 30, 2015

Global News article on entrepreneurship@UBC's partner, Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad. VANCOUVER – For the past three years, a number of senior students in the Lower ...Read More >>

e@UBC News

The e@UBC Student Network is Hiring for 2015/2016!
April 28, 2015

e@UBC's Student Network is Hiring! This is your chance to have a lasting impact on the future of UBC, by joining the Student Network in building an entrepreneurial community on ca...Read More >>

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LifeSciences BC Hosting Speaking Event on Medical Devices
April 28, 2015

LifeSciences BC hosts the May LifeSciences BC Blakes Breakfast Speaking Event on Thursday, May 14th. Event Details Date: Thursday, May 14 Time: 7:30am-9:30am Location: Ter...Read More >>

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Metabridge Top 15 is Accepting Applications
April 27, 2015

metabridge is bringing 15 of Canada's top startups together with Global Technology Leaders from Silicon Valley with their upcoming event in Kelowna, BC. This retreat makes it even...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Venture Series: Intueri
April 27, 2015

A new series highlighting ventures being created at UBC Intueri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYcvQqK5194 Intueri is a simplified web-based product lifecycle management syst...Read More >>

Venture News

Financial Post: The real reason social startups fail and how business schools are coming to the rescue
April 21, 2015

Financial Post article on UBC Lean LaunchPad participant Arbutus Medical.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="496"] Michael Cancilla of Arbutus, a social venture tha...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Venture Series: StreamLine
April 20, 2015

A new series highlighting ventures being created at UBC StreamLine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH7giHaxREM&feature=youtu.be Streamline is a device for accurately measu...Read More >>

Venture News

Generation Empowered: UBC Social Entrepreneur Lighting Up Rural Tanzania
April 16, 2015

This article originally appeared on the Spring 2015 issue of Viewpoints magazine from the Sauder School of Business. When Naeem Mawji, M.Eng 2015, and founder of Jamii Power, ta...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Venture Series: Reveal
April 13, 2015

A new series highlighting ventures being created at UBC Reveal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5mL4n-lang&feature=youtu.be Reveal is a wearable device that monitors autis...Read More >>

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LifeSciences BC Hosting Investment Workshop in May
April 10, 2015

LifeSciences BC will be hosting a sequence of entrepreneurship events for any Life Science startups on May 13th and May 21st! May 13th event, Discovery Foundation TEP 2015 “How-...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Venture Series: Asimov Technologies
April 8, 2015

A new series highlighting ventures being created at UBC Asimov Technologies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paVDbNto0k0 Asimov Technologies is a safety device for commercial a...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Don’t Miss e@UBC’s Upcoming Events
April 2, 2015

e@UBC is Moving to the New Alumni Centre! entrepreneurship@UBC will have a new home come April 15th, creating a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship in the new Robert H. Lee...Read More >>

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Entrepreneurship & The Silicon Valley: A Talk from a Leading Innovator
March 30, 2015

Join UBC in welcoming Dr. Ossama Hassanein a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, visionary, mentor, venture capitalist and UBC Alumnus in an evening of engagement and discussion regar...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Venture Series: ChimeTime
March 30, 2015

A new series highlighting ventures being created at UBC This is the first in a series of posts designed to share the incredible work UBC is doing to encourage innovation and entre...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Congrats to the Teams Graduating from the Genomics & Life Sciences Accelerator
March 25, 2015

"No business plan survives first contact with customers" - Steve Blank genomics.entrepreneurship@UBC and entrepreneurship@UBC just wrapped up another cohort, giving eight Genomics...Read More >>

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Register For BCIC-New Ventures Competition
March 24, 2015

Learn how UBC startups have utilized entrepreneurship@UBC resources to succeed at the BCIC New Ventures Competition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM-rlEP9mS8 The BCIC-New Ventu...Read More >>

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Student Club eProjects Hosting Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
March 24, 2015

eProjects Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is a two-day intensive weekend that gives students the opportunity to learn everything they need to know about validating their business ideas a...Read More >>

e@UBC News

e@UBC Student Network: Speed Dating with a CEO
March 24, 2015

This FREE e@UBC Student Network event is all about individuals who saw opportunities to add value to the world and acted on it. This event connects experienced CEO's with UBC stud...Read More >>

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2015 BCIC-New Ventures Competition & Seminar Series
March 4, 2015

The annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition is back for its 15th year and is seeking emerging BC entrepreneurs who are ready to take their technology startup to new heights. Co...Read More >>

Venture News

With Help From Partner, UBC Startup Brings Ventilated Door to Market
March 4, 2015

This article was originally written in the Globe and Mail on February 24, 2015. THE CHALLENGE Before Vick Yau could even print his business cards, there were orders coming in for...Read More >>

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Weekend Reading: Incubation Nation
March 4, 2015

This article was written by Strategy Online on February 13, 2015 Phrases like “startup mentality” and “entrepreneurial thinking” have found their way into the “about” ...Read More >>

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‘Girls Raising’ Innovation Challenge 2015
February 19, 2015

Girls Raising presentation events support, educate and encourage female entrepreneurship. The aim is to help women build the confidence and network necessary to raise financing and...Read More >>

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Canada’s Business Model Competition
February 18, 2015

Canada’s Business Model Competition provides student entrepreneurs with early stage startups the opportunity to showcase their work and compete for prizes. The event is one of th...Read More >>

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Canadian Global Impact Competition
February 18, 2015

The Global Impact Competitions act as a platform to identify outstanding entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and engineers with the most innovative ideas for positively impacting mi...Read More >>

Venture News

Human API Raises $6.6M for Healthcare Infrastructure
January 30, 2015

Andrei Pop, a UBC Arts' alumnus, raised $6.6 million with his startup Human API from 16 investors according to an SEC filing. Andrei engaged informally with the Sauder School of Bu...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Genome BC Joins Open Office Experts
January 30, 2015

Providing insight, support, and advice for genomics and life science startups at e@UBC After the successful Spotlight Speaker Series held in November 2014 and the recent partnersh...Read More >>

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Arbutus Medical Invited to New Social Accelerator
January 27, 2015

Arbutus Medical, a team of UBC biomedical engineers and recent graduates of entrepreneurship@UBC's Lean LaunchPad program, is one of five teams to receive a placement with Coast Ca...Read More >>

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G.e@UBC Celebrates Entrepreneurship with Pecha Kucha Style Showcase Event
January 26, 2015

Vancouver, BC, (January 26, 2015) -- Genomics.entrepreneurship@UBC (g.e@UBC), a Genome BC funded program that teaches and inspires entrepreneurship to increase the uptake of genomi...Read More >>

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TechBrew: BCTIA’s Networking Event
January 19, 2015

One of BCTIA's most popular events, TechBrew, brings together new technologies, cutting-edge innovators, and influential decision-makers all under one roof. On January 29th join fe...Read More >>

e@UBC News

entrepreneurship@UBC Expands Potential for Commercialization in Life Sciences
January 19, 2015

Based on the successes of the GREAT program and sponsored by Genome B.C., the new e@UBC LLP curriculum helps researchers realize the full potential of their projects Vancouver, BC...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC-Affiliated Nanozen Presenting at Canadian Innovation Showcase
January 14, 2015

Nanozen, a startup company building a lightweight real-time portable particle monitor to measure hazardous fine and ultra-fine airborne particulate matters, is presenting at the B...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Welcome Back to e@UBC
January 5, 2015

Welcome to a new year of possibilities with entrepreneurship@UBC. The recent partnership announcements (here and here) and e@UBC's Open House event, helped set the stage for an exc...Read More >>

Venture News

Fixing Bones With a Household Drill
December 22, 2014

UBC-affiliated Arbutus Medical was recently covered by BBC News. Arbutus Medical is a startup that designs a drill cover to sterilize household power drills for medical operations....Read More >>

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e@UBC Open Office Insights
December 22, 2014

As we say goodbye to 2014, the e@UBC community wanted to share a few observations and tips from our Open Office sessions. Dwell in Possibility, but Work in Reality “I’ve sp...Read More >>

Venture News

Neurio Announces $1.5 Million in Funding
December 18, 2014

UBC-affiliated Neurio: Home Intelligence, formerly Energy Aware, has announced $1.5 million in seed funding from BDC Venture Capital. Neurio makes homes 'smarter' by using a Wi-Fi ...Read More >>

e@UBC News

BCTIA and e@UBC Develop Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for British Columbia’s Technology Sector
December 10, 2014

VANCOUVER, BC (December 10, 2014) – The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) and entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC), a unique program that delivers an unprecedented combination o...Read More >>

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Ho Ho @ The Hub
December 9, 2014

BCTIA Innovation Hub Open House Join the BCTIA team on December 10th at their NEW Innovation Hub! The BCTIA Innovation Hub is a 26,000 sq foot accelerator space dedicated to help...Read More >>

e@UBC News

e@UBC Key Milestones
December 2, 2014

entrepreneurship@UBC inspires entrepreneurial thinking to create innovative commercial and social ventures Key milestones include: More than 240 new ventures have registered w...Read More >>

Venture News

It’s Alive! The 3D Printing of Living Tissues
November 28, 2014

"Within a generation, we likely will not just hear of things like 3D-printed hearts serving as models, but as real, functioning organs." Aspect Biosystems is featured in the Elect...Read More >>

e@UBC News

e@UBC Open House Event Featured in Sing Tao Daily
November 25, 2014

entrepreneurship@UBC's recent Open House Event is featured in the Sing Tao Daily newspaper! The article includes a company profile of Extem, who presented at the event, and an inte...Read More >>

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Apply to the OneStart Competition for a Chance at $150k
November 25, 2014

Do you have an idea to solve a critical problem in healthcare? Or do you have the scientific or business know-how to help someone else develop their idea? The Oxbridge Biotech Rou...Read More >>

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Register for Pacific Venture Capital Competition
November 24, 2014

The Pacific Venture Capital Competition is an undergraduate and MBA venture capital competition in North America. It provides students with the opportunity to present business idea...Read More >>

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Supporting Innovative Businesses in British Columbia
November 21, 2014

Funding will help Canadian SMEs grow, prosper and create jobs November 21, 2014 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Industry Canada The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Indu...Read More >>

e@UBC News

entrepreneurship@UBC Seed Fund Advances University Startups Success
November 20, 2014

Charitable contributions from BCIC, UBC alumni and others help UBC startups bridge their journey toward additional outside investment VANCOUVER, BC (November 20, 2014) – entrepr...Read More >>

e@UBC News

entrepreneurship@UBC Open House
November 20, 2014

entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC) celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) with a showcase of its companies, mentors, milestones and more. Date: Friday, November 21, 2014 Time:...Read More >>

Venture News

DOCTO Launches Indiegogo Campaign
November 19, 2014

http://youtu.be/d9--MPthd3Y DOCTO brings three industries together to deliver an innovative service that can potentially revolutionize Mobile Health (mHealth). DOCTO is a Biomet...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Congratulations Graduates of Lean LaunchPad Accelerator Program!
November 18, 2014

entrepreneurship@UBC is proud to announce the nine teams that completed our Lean LaunchPad (LLP) Accelerator program this past Monday November 17th, 2014. The nine graduating te...Read More >>

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Tech Fest Recruiting Event Nov 18
November 18, 2014

Looking for a Job in Vancouver's Tech Industry? Join TechVibes on November 18th and meet with some of the Executive team and Hiring Managers of over 30 exciting companies. There w...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Announcing Partnership with Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad
November 17, 2014

entrepreneurship@UBC kicks off Global Entrepreneurship Week by Partnering with YELL to Advance Entrepreneurial Education in BC High Schools Vancouver, BC (November 17, 2014) –Th...Read More >>

e@UBC News

10 Ventures to Demo at Nov 21 Open House
November 14, 2014

The entrepreneurship@UBC Open House 2014 will feature ten venture teams who will be showcasing their startups during the event. Each team has either successfully completed the e@UB...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Startup Weekend at UBC – Social Ventures Edition
November 12, 2014

This year on November 28th-30th the e@UBC Student Network is organizing Startup Weekend at UBC, challenging Vancouverites to develop ideas that will have a measurable impact on maj...Read More >>

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Enactus UBC Entrepreneurship Event
November 12, 2014

The student group Enactus UBC is hosting an entrepreneurship event to demonstrate how they support both aspiring and current student entrepreneurs. The event will have a short pres...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Major New Grant to Fuel Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UBC
November 6, 2014

The University of British Columbia is set to become a leading hub for social entrepreneurship and innovation focused on solving the world’s toughest challenges. With a $500,00...Read More >>

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What Does Intellectual Property Mean for You?
October 31, 2014

You made an amazing discovery in the lab... so what’s next? The Life Sciences Institute is hosting an Introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) Panel Event for UBC research sci...Read More >>

Venture News

Developing a New Drug Testing Process
October 29, 2014

Aspect Biosystems is creating human body tissue using 3-D printing, a technology that provides more effective ways to test new drugs and could eventually lead to 3-D bioprinting of...Read More >>

Venture News

Real-time Wearable Particle Sensors Will Save Lives
October 29, 2014

UBC-affiliated Nanozen is creating a real-time, wearable particle sensor for use in mines, mills and other industrial locations where dust and other particles can lead to dangerous...Read More >>

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Foodie for Thought
October 28, 2014

The Sauder Business Club of Vancouver is partnering with the UBC Faculty of Law to host eight speakers that will share their innovative and entrepreneurial experiences within the f...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Spotlight Series: Fund Your Startup with Genome BC!
October 24, 2014

Join e@UBC, genomics.entrepreneurship@UBC, and the Life Sciences Institute to learn about Genome British Columbia's funding programs for genomics commercialization and startups! D...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Grow Beyond Your Borders!
October 22, 2014

Export Development Canada is Hosting a Life Sciences & Healthcare Panel Discussion Register for Export Development Canada's (EDC) panel discussion to learn how startup compani...Read More >>

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Apply to the Global Student Entrepreneur Award!
October 22, 2014

The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) has officially launched the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Vancouver regional competition! The GSEA competition is designed for stud...Read More >>

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Demonstrate Technology with Vancouver City
October 21, 2014

The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) recently opened applications for their Green and Digital Demonstration Program (GDDP), designed to help clean technology and digital compani...Read More >>

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UBC Entrepreneur Talks About Next 36 Success
October 20, 2014

UBC's recent Next 36 event featured an inspiring talk by UBC engineering grad Tagg Jefferson. Jefferson's start-up, GridCure, was chosen as the 'Next 36 Outstanding Venture' this s...Read More >>

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Pacific Northwest Investor Showcase Opportunity
October 16, 2014

The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is holding a "First Look Forum" for up-and-coming entrepreneurs in Bellingham on November 18, 2014. This is an invite-only inv...Read More >>

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Deadline Approaching for Western Innovation Initiative
October 14, 2014

Eligible companies apply now to the Western Innovation Initiative (WINN)! WINN is a $100 million five-year federal initiative that offers repayable contributions for small and ...Read More >>

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A Few Spots Left in Entrepreneurship 101 Course
October 10, 2014

Entrepreneurship 101 Officially named COMM 280, E101 is the popular cross-faculty entrepreneurship course launched last year through Sauder School of Business. The course uses a l...Read More >>

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Sauder’s Orphaned Technology Event
October 9, 2014

Innovative technologies need entrepreneurs! The Sauder School of Business is pleased to invite UBC students to the first Orphaned Technology Startup Weekend (OTSW). “Orphan te...Read More >>

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UBC Companies Take Top Spots at BCIC New Ventures Competition
September 25, 2014

Out of 128 applications, four UBC affiliated ventures took home prizes from the New Ventures BC award ceremony on September 22nd, including first and second  prize! $100,000 ...Read More >>

Venture News

Printing Organs and Tissues
September 24, 2014

UBC affiliated Aspect Biosystems was recently featured in BC Business! Aspect's CEO Konrad Walus explained his vision of the future, paving the way towards a new business model for...Read More >>

Community news

Energy Sector Competition in Calgary!
September 19, 2014

Stand out among the flurry of innovation at the Energy New Venture Competition! Are you a seed-stage company in the energy sector or even have an idea that will impact the en...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Open Doors for Your Venture!
September 18, 2014

Introducing e@UBC Open Office! Book to meet with our experienced mentors and advisors. Open to all e@UBC Registered Ventures. Meet each week with entrepreneurs, business l...Read More >>

Venture News

Surgical Drill Cover Receives Government Funding
September 16, 2014

Arbutus Drill Cover recently received funding from Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, to pursue their innovative idea for improving health in low...Read More >>

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Kickstart Social Event Sept 18th
September 15, 2014

Epic Social Viral Crowdsourced Ninja Kickstart Social Event 2.0! September 18th, 5:30pm - 8pm in Kaiser 2020 and 2030 This a fun icebreaker-type event geared towards getting ...Read More >>

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UBC Business Week
September 9, 2014

Sept 8-11, 2014 from 11am-2pm in front of the Henry Angus Building The largest annual business fair at UBC, Business Week is a week-long event hosted by the Commerce Undergradua...Read More >>

Venture News

Terramera PlantScience Acquires Company
September 8, 2014

e@UBC affiliated Terramera acquired an India based producer of cold-pressed neem oil. '"The acquisition of Plasma gives Terramera PlantScience security with the only EPA registered...Read More >>

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The Next 36 at UBC Vancouver Campus
September 5, 2014

Join e@UBC in welcoming The Next 36 to UBC for their National Campus Tour! Come out to get more info on The Next 36 program and how you can apply. What is The Next 36? Event Deta...Read More >>

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UBC Companies Make Big Splash in Top 10
September 5, 2014

BCIC New Venture Competition Announces Top 10 Congrats to the UBC affiliated ventures that dominated BCIC's New Venture competition by claiming 5 out of the 10 spots: Aspect B...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Spotlight Series: John Mullins, PhD and Best-Selling Author
August 29, 2014

John Mullins is a best-selling author of 3 books and an Associate Professor at London Business School Join us in welcoming John! He is touring North America promoting his new book...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Aspect Biosystems Financed by e@UBC Seed Fund!
August 20, 2014

Aspect Biosystems supplies drug development companies with human tissue samples designed specifically to be used in the testing of new drugs.  Aspect has developed an unique capa...Read More >>

Community news

Apply to the 2015 Cohort of The Next 36
August 11, 2014

The Next 36 is one of Canada's leading entrepreneurship programs designed specifically for extraordinary undergraduates launching entrepreneurial initiatives. Each year during an 8...Read More >>

Venture News

Recon Instruments Shows Police Officer Tool at Conference
August 8, 2014

UBC affiliated Recon Instruments spent a week in New Orleans, LA, at the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) tradeshow to showcase their Jet product. Jet i...Read More >>

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UBC’s Bitlit Named in metabridge’s Top 15
July 15, 2014

"The metabridge 2014 Top 15 Canadian Startups have been selected from a list of nationwide applicants representing Canada's most promising technology startup companies." metabri...Read More >>

Venture News

Tasktop Closes Series A Funding
July 15, 2014

Tasktop Technologies connects development, testing, planning, project management and operations functions of software development. Tasktop's two main products, Tasktop Sync and Tas...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Congratulations Accelerator Graduates!
July 15, 2014

Congratulations to the teams graduating from the Lean LaunchPad Accelerator which wrapped up May 30. After five sessions, 397 interviews, 68 tested hypotheses, and countless napki...Read More >>

Venture News

WIRED Article Features Terramera Product
June 12, 2014

June 6th article in WIRED features Terramera's Rag in a Bag Protocol. Read "What Can You Do About Bed Bugs in Your Laptop?"...Read More >>

Venture News

West Coast Surgical on Global News
June 6, 2014

UBC students launch business providing sterile surgical equipment for use in developing countries Watch Global News coverage of a UBC based idea hoping to improve availabili...Read More >>

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IP Strategy Workshop June 4
June 3, 2014

Industry Canada, in partnership with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) invite you to a workshop on: Developing an Iron Clad Integrated IP Strategy Wed Jun 4, 2014 Fairmont W...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Companies Advance to Round 3 of New Ventures Competition
June 3, 2014

Aspect Biosystems is among many UBC companies advancing into the top 15 companies in the BCIC New Ventures Competition. Early-stage entrepreneurs get support from the BC Innovati...Read More >>

Venture News

Shnarped Builds Awareness and Verified Players
May 30, 2014

Shnarped, an app that connects fans to athletes, appeared on Dragon's Den for a second time with Kevin O'leary to pitch to Mark Cuban of the NBA. Following a tough interview, Dusti...Read More >>

Venture News

BitLit Closes Funding Round
May 26, 2014

BitLit, the team behind the app that allows you to get an ebook of a print book you own, has closed its seed round financing including an investment from Three Angels Capital, the ...Read More >>

Venture News

Congratulations D-Wave and FusionPipe at NextBC Awards
May 23, 2014

NextBC has named top awards in the technology industry who are innovative and “will influence the future.” Congratulations D-Wave Systems who won silver and FusionPipe Softw...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Spring Accelerator Under Way!
May 21, 2014

Congratulations to the following teams, accepted to e@UBC's LLP Spring Accelerator, taking place Apr 25 to May 30: BeVid is an easy-to-use interactive app that creates memori...Read More >>

Venture News

Vancouver Sun Features Phone Oximeter
May 20, 2014

Small sensor developed by UBC scientists transforms smartphone into life-saving medical device. A recent Vancouver Sun article describes the Phone Oximeter, developed by UBC pr...Read More >>

Community news

NextBC Predicts 25 Companies to Influence Future
May 13, 2014

NextBC has named 25 BC companies in the technology industry who are innovative and "will influence the future." Among the companies are UBC affiliated companies D-Wave Systems, El...Read More >>

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BCIC Seminar Series
May 2, 2014

Every April-June, BCIC-New Ventures offers a 10-week seminar and networking series, open to those interested in growing their technology start-up business. Each week you’ll lear...Read More >>

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Call for Applications to Plug and Play Pitch Event
May 2, 2014

Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play Tech Center is hosting Startup Showdown 2.0 in Vancouver in June and is inviting all startups to apply to pitch. The top startups selected by the j...Read More >>

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2014 Student Startup Challenge
May 1, 2014

Aspiring student entrepreneurs apply by May 23. Calling all student entrepreneurs! Have an idea for a tech startup but not sure where to start? Submit your idea to Launch Academ...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Ventures Discuss Entrepreneurship
May 1, 2014

Shnarped are among the UBC ventures interviewed in the recent Province article exploring "startup savvy from young entrepreneurs". See full article in April 4th Province....Read More >>

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Apr 30 “Introduction to BitCoin”
April 30, 2014

The UBC MBA Entrepreneur group is hosting an event to the e@UBC community called 'Introduction to BitCoin'. Cost to attend is $10 and includes two drinks. Introduction to Bit...Read More >>

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Wavefront’s “Startup Picture Day” is May 21
April 29, 2014

On Wednesday, May 21st the Wavefront centre for wireless commercialization and research offers Startup Picture Day. Bright Photography will be on site to ensure your headshot...Read More >>

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BCTIA Announces Technology Impact Award Finalists
April 29, 2014

UBC's FusionPipe nominated for most promising startup at upcoming BC TIA Technology Impact Awards. Congratulations FusionPipe Software Solutions, selected as a finalist for the ...Read More >>

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LES “IP & Licensing” Offered April 28th
April 23, 2014

IP & Licensing Basics: A One-Day Review DATE & TIME Monday, April 28, 2014 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM LOCATION Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP, 900 Howe Street, 2nd Flo...Read More >>

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Apply to Plug and Play Startup Showdown
April 22, 2014

Plug and Play's Startup Showdown returns to Vancouver this June with Startup Showdown 2.0. The top startups selected by the judges will receive a $25,000 investment plus 3-month...Read More >>

Venture News

FREDsense Technologies Wins 4th Prize This Year
April 14, 2014

Graduates of the 2013 UBC Genomics Lean LaunchPad Accelerator, FREDsense Technologies, just won their fourth 1st Prize for Entrepreneurship in 2014. This interdisciplinary team ha...Read More >>

Venture News

Recon Instruments “How We Got Started”
April 8, 2014

Dan Eisenhardt, CEO and Co-Founder of Recon Instruments was featured recently in this video describing early days getting started at UBC... How Recon Instruments Got Started...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Startup Weekend Success!
March 28, 2014

Thanks to everyone who attended UBC's Startup Weekend 2014 held Mar 14-16 at UBC. Growing larger each year, the event attracted 87 registered participants, the most ever. What a...Read More >>

Venture News

LGT Medical Smartphone App Reads Blood Oxygen Levels
March 26, 2014

LionsGate Technologies (LGTmedical), a Vancouver-based social enterprise, has secured its first major financial backers to scale up development of the Phone Oximeter™, an app and...Read More >>

Venture News

New Venture Design Students Win Big at National Competitions
March 24, 2014

Cam Stuart, Megan Obrien, Bayden Hamilton Chenessa Mok and Inee Yan, undergrad students in New Venture Design, a course jointly offered by UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science and Sa...Read More >>

Venture News

MySkillBase Pitch to US Secretary of Commerce
March 24, 2014

Caption: Penny Pritzker, US Secretary of Commerce meeting with MySkillBase Co-Founders. Congratulations to MySkillBase who recently had the opportunity to pitch their ideas ...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Ventures Ready to Rocket
March 18, 2014

Congratulations to the following UBC affiliated ventures who made the 2014 Ready to Rocket lists published by Rocket Builders... Information & Communications Technology: ...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Taking Applications for Spring Accelerator
March 14, 2014

e@UBC's Lean LaunchPad Accelerator Program helps you validate a business opportunity using the Lean LaunchPad process. Through 5 sessions, and 20-30 hours’ investment of your ...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Company Sold Again
March 12, 2014

Flipboard Acquires Zite from CNN Last week, CNN acquired the Zite news reader app from CNN. Evolved from technology developed at UBC, Zite is a news reader application that agg...Read More >>

Venture News

Article Features Terramera Biosciences and SemiosBIO
March 4, 2014

Nelson Bennett's article recent article in Business In Vancouver, "Bugs helping build business for local companies", gives a great overview of two UBC affiliated companies, workin...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Startup Weekend at UBC Mar 14-16
March 4, 2014

entrepreneurship@UBC is hosting this year's “Startup Weekend at UBC”, open to all young innovators who are interested in building their entrepreneurial skillset and sharing i...Read More >>

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BCIC New Ventures Competition: Submissions Open
March 4, 2014

The BCIC-New Ventures Competition gives early-stage tech entrepreneurs education, mentorship, networking, and exposure to help build a successful venture. Participants also get t...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Dean Aims to Make Vancouver ‘Centre of Entrepreneurism’
March 3, 2014

University of B.C. Sauder School of Business Dean Robert Helsley was interviewed in Malcolm Parry's Vancouver Sun article about how he "looks to spark both startups and new ideas t...Read More >>

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Pacific Venture Capital Conference
March 3, 2014

e@UBC looks forward to this week's sold out Pacific Venture Capital Conference, organized by students of the Sauder School of Business. Including teams from over a dozen universit...Read More >>

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Congratulations Enterprize Canada Winners
February 27, 2014

On February 15th at the Fairmont Waterfront, finalists presented their business model to a panel of judges and a live audience. Winning teams were all UBC startups: Santé ...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Vancouver Sun Article
February 12, 2014

Derrick Penner writes about e@UBC in Vancouver Sun's Feb 10th Technology section: "e@UBC spins ideas of researchers and students into real-world"....Read More >>

e@UBC News

New Funding, Strategy, Put UBC in Vanguard of B.C. Innovation
February 7, 2014

With a boost of $200,000 from the BC Innovation Council and a comprehensive new campus strategy, UBC is taking steps to make it an unquestioned leader in entrepreneurial activity. ...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Broad Range of New Ventures Enter Latest Accelerator
February 6, 2014

Congratulations to the following 10 new venture teams who are now taking part in the Accelerator program. All involved are excited about the strategies to be explored in the com...Read More >>

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CODE Hackathon Contest Begins Feb 28
January 23, 2014

CODE will take place from February 28 to March 2. It's an intense 48-hour "coding sprint", in which participating developers (in teams of up to 4 people) from across Canada will b...Read More >>

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Finalists Prepare to Present at Enterprize Canada 2014
January 22, 2014

Competition offers Canadian undergraduate entrepreneurs one-on-one mentoring and potential of up to $100,000 seed financing Enterprize Canada will showcase the finalists of ...Read More >>

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Socially Focused Start-ups Enter Innovation Hub
January 17, 2014

Five socially focused start-ups enter Sauder’s Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub business accelerator Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery is one of five Vancouver ...Read More >>

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Real World Analytics Wins Startup Weekend
November 28, 2013

Congratulations to UBC Accelerator Program graduates, Real World Analytics, winners of the UBC Startup Weekend, which took place Nov 15-17. This valuable event attracted a diverse ...Read More >>

Venture News

UBC Startups Earn Investment Offers
November 28, 2013

Congratulations to Real World Analytics and to MySkillBase, Accelerator Program Ventures Securing Term Sheets at the Recent Plug and Play in Vancouver. Real World Analytics, gra...Read More >>

e@UBC News

2014 Winter Accelerator Program
November 22, 2013

When: 8 weeks from Jan 31 to Mar 14 (meeting 4 hours on each of Fri Jan 31, Fri Feb 7, Fri Feb 14, Fri Feb 28 and Fri Mar 14) Who: new venture teams (selected from e@UB...Read More >>

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Global Venture Labs Competition Call for Entries
November 21, 2013

The Global Venture Labs Investment Competition invites entries from teams at UBC Forty teams from around the world will gather in Austin, Texas from May 1-3, 2014 to compete for...Read More >>

Venture News

Annelies Tjebbes Speaks Nov 27
November 19, 2013

Annelies Tjebbes, Biomedical Electrical Engineer at StarFish Medical, discusses Bring Your Idea to Market at the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST). ...Read More >>

Venture News

Neurio Raises 280% of Crowdfunding Goal
November 19, 2013

Energy Aware Technology has raised over $267,000 for Neurio, focused on changing how people interact with their homes.  Imagine if one day ordinary washing machines star...Read More >>

Venture News

Ostara Wins “Green 15″ Award
November 19, 2013

Great to see UBC spin-off companies doing well! Ostara, launched in 2005 with core technology developed at UBC, recently won this prestigious award... Ostara Nutrient Recov...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Congratulations Accepted Teams!
November 15, 2013

Program instructors and mentors are excited to be working with a new cohort of venture teams selected for the ongoing Fall 2013 Accelerator Program. Our new venture teams are pur...Read More >>

e@UBC News

e101 Entrepreneurship Course in High Demand
November 15, 2013

Sauder School of Business has recently added an additional section for next term's Entrepreneurship 101, to meet the high demand for this course. Open to post first year student...Read More >>

Venture News

Tait Laboratories Interviewed by Startup Canada
November 15, 2013

Canadian entrepreneurship magazine, Pivot, recently featured an interviewed Dr. Andrew Tait about his company history and his experiences as an entrepreneur. Listen to Andrew Tait...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Startup Weekend
November 12, 2013

entrepreneurship@UBC is hosting a Startup Weekend open to young innovators who are interested in building their skills and sharing ideas with like-minded people! Nov 15-17, 2013...Read More >>

Community news

SAP Innovation Competitions
November 6, 2013

SAP welcomes student submissions for several upcoming crowdsourcing contests... Utility of Tomorrow (ideas due Nov 22, 2013) How do we meet tomorrow's energy and resource ne...Read More >>

Venture News

Shnarped on Dragons’ Den
November 6, 2013

The team at Shnarped exchanged "pounds" (hockey's version of a celebration high five) for their success in the recently aired Dragons' Den on CBC. Dustin Sproat co-founded Shnarpe...Read More >>

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RBC Innovation Challenge
November 5, 2013

Student submissions due Nov 25! This business challenge is open to teams of currently-enrolled Canadian post-secondary students. The challenge runs from October through Decembe...Read More >>

Venture News

Vancouver’s Curatio Wins $100,000 for Mobile Healthcare App
October 31, 2013

Congratulations to Curatio, co-founded by recent UBC graduate Alireza Davoodi. Curatio’s application, “ThaliMe”, is an innovative, personalized support and tracking tool des...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Entrepreneurship an Increasing Focus for UBC
October 31, 2013

Pascal Spothelfer describes business opportunity and an emerging “entrepreneurial ecosystem” Last week the Vancouver Sun interviewed Pascal Spothelfer, UBC's VP of Communica...Read More >>

e@UBC News

BC Business Article Highlights Entrepreneurship
October 30, 2013

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Venture News

MTT Innovation Wins 3 Angel Investor Awards
October 25, 2013

Congratulations to MTT Innovations who won 3 awards at the recent 34th Annual Angel Forum which took place Oct 22, 2013 in Vancouver. MTT placed first in the categories: "Best ...Read More >>

Venture News

Energy Aware Launches Neurio on Kickstarter
October 19, 2013

Vancouver, BC - Oct 16, 2010 — Energy Aware announces the launch of Neurio, a revolutionary home intelligence product. Neurio monitors how much power homes and individual devices...Read More >>

Venture News

Boreal Genomics Secures $18 Million Series C Financing
October 19, 2013

Boreal Genomics, a privately held provider of technology for non-invasive genomic profiling of tumors from blood plasma of cancer patients, announced today the completion of an $18...Read More >>

Venture News

New Ventures Design Alumni in Finals of Engadget Awards
October 8, 2013

Alumni from the New Ventures Design program Andy Tsai and Reflex Nutrisurface are finalists in Engadget's Insert Coin: New Challengers competition. This award looks at the most p...Read More >>

Venture News

Recon Instruments Secures Investment from Intel Capital
September 27, 2013

Recon Instruments, the award winning technology company behind the world’s first consumer Heads-up Displays (HUD) for sports, is pleased to announce that Intel Capital has made a...Read More >>

e@UBC News

e@UBC Student Network Speaker Series
September 27, 2013

Have you ever considered becoming an entrepreneur? Would you like to get involved with entrepreneurial activities on campus? Come attend one of the e@UBC Student Network Speaker Se...Read More >>

Venture News

AbCellera Wins $62,000 Second Place in BCIC New Ventures Competition
September 27, 2013

This week, the winners of the 13th annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition were announced. AbCellera, a UBC venture, won the $62,000 second place prize package. AbCellera is a biotech...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Autumn e@UBC Accelerator Program
September 18, 2013

The e@UBC Accelerator Program provides new venture teams real world, hands-on learning about validating a business opportunity and starting up a company. Teams invited to join the ...Read More >>

e@UBC News

UBC Announces Strategy to Help Boost Economic Impact of Innovation in BC
September 13, 2013

Prof. Stephen Toope, president of the University of British Columbia, has unveiled a five-point strategy to help the University drive forward innovation in the B.C. economy.The pla...Read More >>

e@UBC News

Sauder and e@UBC Launch New Venture Creation Course
September 6, 2013

Entrepreneurs come from all walks of life. Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Jay-Z – they all have one common thread that binds them, the desire to turn a personal passion into a succ...Read More >>

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Apply to the 2014 Cohort of The Next 36
August 9, 2013

The program for Canada’s most promising young entrepreneurs has launched its annual search for the country’s next great business builders. The Next 36, championed by Galen West...Read More >>