UBC’s Featured Ventures

UBC's ventures span multiple industries, and are part of a connected entrepreneurial community.



Video for Learning

WeVu.video is a different video platform for learning. Students record themselves practicing skills. Instructors, coaches, trainers watch those videos and give pinpoint time-specific feedback.


3point Science

3D geologic models

3point Science enables technical specialists to communicate their complicated 3D geologic models to managers and colleagues through efficient web-based collaborations.


A&K Robotics

Autonomous robots for light industrial use

A&K Robotics is developing an intelligent and mobile autonomous navigation platform for light industrial use, incorporating technology in the fields of robotics, computer vision and artificial intelligence.



UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) automation software

Aeriosense provides UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) automation software to organizations involved in inspection of electric power lines.



UV-LED Technology for Water Purification

Acuva develops compact and inexpensive to operate water purification solutions.

The Alinker

The Alinker

Three-wheeled walking bike

The Alinker is a three-wheeled walking bike designed to help people stay active, do what they love, and live life to the fullest.

Anandia Labs

Anandia Labs

Creating the next-generation of medical cannabis

Anandia Labs Inc is using genomics, high-throughput metabolite analysis and modern breeding approaches to create the next-generation of medical cannabis varieties with optimized therapeutic properties.



Visual Effects Middleware

Anomotion’s Motion Composer provides artificial intelligence-based natural motion technology to produce the most realistic character motion on the market today.

Arbutus Medical

Arbutus Medical

Helping aid orthopedic surgery

Arbutus Medical is a surgical equipment company developing innovative devices for use in developing countries, disaster relief, and other low-resource environments.


Aspect Biosystems

Improving Drug Testing

Developing a novel bioprinting system for the fabrication of 3D biological tissue constructs. This enables more realistic and representative responses to drug testing.

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Awake Labs

Technology to support collaborative care

Building technology to support collaborative care for brain and mental health disorders


AVA Technologies

Electronic micro-gardens

AVA Technologies is a food technology startup that makes electronic micro-gardens for home and commercial use.


BioConcious Technologies

Glucose Monitoring App

Docto can calculate the blood glucose levels of Type I Diabetes patients one hour in advance.


Birch Biomedical

Treatment of fibrosis and autoimmune diseases

A UBC spin-off, BirchBioMed holds the exclusive, worldwide, non-perpetual pharmaceutical license from UBC for two medical therapeutic technologies that mark significant medical breakthroughs in the treatment of fibrosis (scarring) and certain autoimmune diseases.


Boost Environmental Systems

Treatment of sewage sludge

Boost offers a patented process for treatment of sewage sludge and agricultural wastes.

Brighter Investment

Brighter Investment

Investment in students

Providing investors with the opportunity to invest in the future engineers, doctors and scientists of developing countries


Cambridge Energy Partners

Redeployable solar energy system

Cambridge Energy Partners is making distributed solar energy more affordable and accessible to industrial operations globally, commercializing the world’s first large-scale solar energy system that is modular, redeployable, and tracks the sun.


CarboNet Nanotechnology

Water purification process

Carbonet’s proprietary water purification process can efficiently remove a broad spectrum of contaminants from water.



Support for seniors aging at home

CareCrew is a mobile app developed for families to help support seniors aging at home.



Recycling chopsticks into products

ChopValue is a product development and design startup that recycles chopsticks through a unique process into
novel, high performance design products.

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OpenTable for Clinics

Cloud based appointment booking and management solution for dental and allied healthcare clinics. Helps patients find and book last minute appointments, and lets clinics maximize the utilization rate of their service professionals.


Coastline Market

Connecting restaurants and retail buyers with fresh, local seafood

Connecting Restaurants With Traceable, Local and Fresh ingredients, Direct From the Source


Coho Data

Rethinking Data Storage

Coho’s mission is to free enterprise customers from the cost and complexity of today’s monolithic storage architecture and enable them to focus on their data and applications.



Drive Sales With Customer Insights

DRIVE is an interactive customer retention software platform that provides better insights into the needs of customers and employees

Eagle Energy

Eagle Energy

Disposable Caffeine Vaporizer

Eagle Energy brings a new twist on how to consume an energy drink


Ecoation Innovative Solutions

Pinpointing crop stress at the earliest stage

The Ecoation artificial intelligence platform predicts the type, location and level of crop stress using plant signals, and communicates this intelligence daily to growers on their phone or computer.

Elevated Signals

Elevated Signals

Grow cannabis with precision

a technology platform that digitizes your cultivation operations using the latest advances in wireless sensing and deep learning.


Elix Wireless Charging Systems

Electrical Wireless Power Transfer

Elix is commercializing a new method of electrical wireless power transfer, which avoids the potential health risks associated with high frequency electromagnetic fields.


Embrace Orthopaedics

Joint pain Technologies

Embrace Orthopaedics is developing technologies that enable active individuals to rehabilitate joint injuries more effectively, allowing them to engage in activity without the limitations of joint pain



Infrastructure Field Surveys

Encepta performs rapid and highly accurate field surveys of distributed infrastructure assets.


ExcelSense Technologies

Cameras with Breakthrough Self-Cleaning Technology

Develop cameras to self-clean against the common contaminants in harsh industrial environments, with no scheduled maintenance necessary.


Extem Bioscience

Isolate and expand adult stem cells

Extem specializes in the rapid isolation and mass production of adult stem cells.


Faber Connect

Reliable source for quality skilled construction workers

Connecting construction firms to specific and varied skilled labor resources



Matching Service for Footwear

3-D foot measuring app that makes buying shoes online easy


GenXys Health Care Systems

Pharmacogenetic test that identifies genetic variations

GenXys Healthcare Systems offers pharmacogenetic testing (myPGx) and a medication decision support system (TreatGx) to consumers and primary health care professional to help you decide which medications and dosage will work best for you



Farm-direct dry goods

GRAIN provides farm-direct dry goods with a story — stories of real people growing food. They source Canadian
products exclusively, choosing only the best, from farmers and processors they know.


HeadCheck Health

Concussion mobile application

HeadCheck Health is a mobile application used by Athletic Trainers and team doctors to identify concussions on sports sidelines.



Pipeline Leak Detection

Illusense provides leak detection systems enabling pipeline operators to make more informed decisions.

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Iris Automation

Unlock Your Drone’s Potential

Enabling safer drone operation through intelligent collision avoidance. Iris is a perception unit comprised of a camera, computer, and smart software. Together these bring intelligent situational awareness to all levels of drone operation.


Jetti Resources

Extracts metals of value from mineral ores

Hydrometallurgical technology that extracts metals of value from mineral ores that the mining industry has struggled to process.



Long-range wireless server

LET’S is developing Takhti, a long-range wireless server for communities without Internet connectivity so they can access resources to support education and promote health and socioeconomic wellbeing.


Mangrove Technologies

Create Value From Waste

Mangrove Technologies is an on-site solution for reducing environmental impact for the oil and gas sector. Its innovation helps an oil and gas producer to reduce costs, logistical headaches, greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and wastewater disposal.



Access meats from local farmers

Meatme is an online marketplace for consumers to connect with local farmers to access healthy and honest meat.


Mazdis Innovations

Automated bicycle parking system

Mazdis’ secure automated bicycle parking system decreases building construction cost, optimizes land usage, and eliminates theft while providing more efficient bicycle parking experience.


Microbiome Insights

Auditing the human microbiome

Genetic testing and analysis services to support better insight into the ecosystem of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbes that make their home in, and around, the human body.



Hollow Microneedle Technology

Microdermics’ hollow microneedle platform provides a reliable, painless, and cost-effective means of delivering therapeutics and vaccines.


Molecular You

Personalized healthcare solutions

Molecular You is a digital health company that utilizes molecular level profiling of individuals to provide personalized healthcare solutions in an intuitive and actionable format.

Moovee Innovations

Moovee Innovations Inc

Smart Transportation

Moovee Innovations leverages data communications to enhance transportation safety, for both autonomous and conventional vehicles.


My Green Space

Grow food with confidence

My Green Space™ is a mobile app that helps you grow your own food with confidence.



Advancing Public Consultation

PlaceSpeak is a location-based community consultation platform.

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MTT Innovation

Imaging Technologies

MTT Innovation is developing exciting new imaging technologies for the entertainment and consumer markets.



Zero Waste Grocery

Package-free grocery store selling local, organically grown and ethically produced bulk foods and fresh produce.

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Accurate Wearable Particle Sensors

Nanozen develops accurate, lightweight sensors to monitor harmful airborne particles in industrial settings.


NZ Technologies

Spatially aware devices

NZ Technologies creates intuitive human-computer interfaces with patented 3D sensing algorithms that enable touchless control of contemporary devices in the operating room, for use by interventional Radiologists and Surgeons.


Open Roboethics Institute

Roboethics Consulting

ORi provides a comprehensive data collection and analytics platform to integrate public opinions with informed design decision making.



High efficiency gear ratios that are not possible with a Planetary gear



Revolutionizing the way athletes train

Pathonix is revolutionizing the way athletes train and perform by using textile-integrated sensors to provide real-time insights into what is happening in their muscles.

Prospect bio

Prospect Bio

Development of Biosensors

Prospect Bio leverages that incredible genetic variety to create biologically based detection systems for industrially relevant small molecules.



Neighbours to rent things to each other

Quupe is an online platform that allows neighbours to rent things to each other.



Rugged Unmanned Machines

RIGID ROBOTICS is an innovative robotics company seeking to provide rugged unmanned solutions to a range of challenges in today’s industrial and commercial world, with applications in border security, port security, critical asset protection, and more.


Sensible Building Science

Advanced analysis for occupancy analytics

Making buildings work by setting new standards in the indoor environment, leading to better occupant health, comfort and improved performance

Vitali Wear

Vitali Wear

Everyday Smart Bra

The VITALI Smart Bra and GEM is for everyday women. The one who lives a high-strung lifestyle but also cares about her wellbeing. It is for all the ladies who run meetings or miles and anything in-between.


Sonic Incytes

Ultra-portable ultrasound

Sonic Incytes is developing ultra-portable ultrasound for the diagnosis of liver disease and other pressing medical conditions.

Spare Rides


Vancouver Ridesharing

Spare Rides is a community driven ride-sharing service with more than 3000 trusted members in Vancouver.



Online Selling Platform

Spocket allows you to easily create a Shopify store using unique, handmade products from Etsy. The goal is to help users start and scale a successful e-commerce business.



Trucking Operations

Switchboard provides modern technology for managing trucking operations

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Tait Laboratories

Innovative Health Solutions

Tait Laboratories focuses on innovative and affordable natural health solutions.


Target Tape

Tape for Surgical Procedures

Developing a unique disposable, adhesive tape incorporating a radiopaque grid for use in surgical procedures, improving precision and reducing surgical errors.



Natural Bed Bug Control

Safe, non-toxic materials for effective and natural bed bug control.



Innovative transparent composite materials

Advanced architectural products, design solutions and engineering services promoting the use of composite material.


Torus Biomedical

Smart Intraoperative Imaging for Every Operating Room

Torus System adds on to any conventional C-arm system and transforms the C-arm from a qualitative imaging to an accurate quantitative tool. This is enabled by a tracking system and proprietary algorithms for quick generation of long calibrated radiographic views at a fraction of radiation dose compared to plain films.



Umbrella share service

UmbraCity is an umbrella share service with a network of fully automated umbrella rental kiosks.



Coffee-leaf tea

To break the poverty cycle in coffee communities by harvesting a tasty, healthy, and sustainable product.


VanAir Design

Sustainable Building

VanAir Design is an engineering design company that specializes in interior building products.


Vesalius Cardiovascular

Mitral valve repair device

Vesalius Cardiovascular is a biomedical research and development corporation, focusing on the treatment of structural heart disease, specifically mitral valve disease causing mitral regurgitation.

Vital Mechanics

Vital Mechanics Research

Technology simulates how the human body moves

Vital Mechanics Research simulates the behaviour of skin-like materials, and soft tissues that move in close contact.