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Meet EIR – Amielle Lake
September 28, 2017

Entrepreneurship in her DNA. When asked about her journey as an entrepreneur, Amielle remarks that her ability to handle risks seems to be a result of a deficiency in her genes, h...Read More >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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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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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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >>

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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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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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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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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 >>

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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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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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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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 >>

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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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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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BC Business Article Highlights Entrepreneurship
October 30, 2013

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>