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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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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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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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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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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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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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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>