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 entrepreneurship, using upcoming UBC Ventures as prime examples. Over the next few weeks we’ll be profiling some of the ventures created by the talented entrepreneurs from the New Venture Design (NVD) program’s 2014 cohort.
First on the list:
ChimeTime is a scheduling app that addresses the problem of finding a mutually workable time slot across various schedules. Unlike Doodle this one actually looks into subscriber schedules to find mutual times rather than guessing via polls.
The NVD for-credit course is jointly offered by Applied Science and Sauder School of Business, where teams of 4th year business students, engineering students and students from other faculties come together to create real startup ventures using the same lean launch techniques applied in e@UBC’s accelerator programs.
NVD is a key element of UBC’s integrated approach to supporting entrepreneurship. Venture teams that decide to carry on after course completion are well prepared to work with e@UBC’s entrepreneurs in residence and mentor network to build their venture into a real startup. e@UBC also sees many NVD alumni return in future as entrepreneurs with innovative new venture ideas.
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