Startup Weekend

Published on Tuesday, 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

Wayne and William White Engineering Design Centre

Students, recent graduates and aspiring entrepreneurs alike are welcome to participate in this edition of Startup Weekend hosted at UBC. The event features prominent judges from the Vancouver entrepreneurship community, advice from experienced mentors from multiple industries and prizes that will help your venture down the path to success.

In 54 hours you will discover the key tools of entrepreneurship, support the development of startup ideas, and learn more about what it takes to be an entrepreneur. If you have an interest in digital collaboration, internet technologies and even non-profits you will be able to connect people who feel the same way.

Startup Weekend at UBC is a part of this year’s Global Startup Battle, which allows teams formed at the event to be entered to compete against teams from other Startup Weekends happening across the world. Showcase your innovations and have the chance to win prizes such as $20K in funding, a flight to Google Headquarters in San Francisco, free builder passes to the 2014 LAUNCH Festival and more.

This year we have some amazing mentors and judges coming out including:

  • Kelly Edmison – President and CEO, PenderFund Capital Management Ltd.
  • Terry Beech – Chairman and Co-Founder,
  • Danny Robinson – Founder and CEO, Perch
  • Michael Fergusson – Founder and CEO, Ayogo

Visit the Startup Weekend website to see all of the inspiring people taking part in this event.