Meet UBC ventures raising at the 2023 Investor Showcase

Presented by entrepreneurship@UBC and ICICS, collaborators of HATCH Venture Builder

 Tuesday, May 2 in person at UBC Robson Square 


2023 Investor Showcase


As one of the top 40 universities in the world, the University of British Columbia (UBC) is a catalyst for innovation. Across the UBC landscape, we are seeing research and ideas brought to bear through entrepreneurial pathways, being propelled from the university into the world creating positive economic, cultural and environmental impacts through venture creation.

entrepreneurship@UBC in collaboration with the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) have leveraged this innovation and entrepreneurial energy through HATCH Venture Builder (HATCH), creating a place where entrepreneurs with the drive to shape a better world receive the guidance and resources to achieve their greatest potential.   

Over the past several years, the investor landscape across North America has seen volatile highs and lows. Despite this, we are witnessing remarkable successes with our venture community gaining traction and accomplishing major milestones.

Our ventures have participated in rigorous training and mentorship to help prepare them for the uncertainty of entrepreneurship as they endure the riskiest stages of venture creation: building networks, establishing market traction and accessing capital. A company’s investor is one of the most important relationships they will have and we’ve seen our innovation ecosystem come out and champion our founders time and time again as they embark on this next stage of their venture building journeys.

Join us Tuesday, May 2 at UBC Robson Square to meet ventures Ready-to-Raise at the 2023 Investor Showcase, presented by entrepreneurship@UBC and ICICS!


Meet the 16 ventures taking the stage 


What is it 

The Investor Showcase spotlights high-potential, investible ventures across a range of industries currently supported by HATCH Venture Builder and entrepreneurship@UBC’s Venture Founder program to our investor community. 

Meet UBC ventures who are raising, create connections across the ecosystem and champion our community of entrepreneurs and innovators driving change!


How it works

The Investor Showcase will feature a selection of ventures Ready-to-Raise Seed to Series A rounds, chosen by an external evaluation committee based on funding and readiness criteria established through HATCH Venture Builder. 

Teams will share their stories and solutions: Interested investors can learn more about the ventures by registering for the event to receive detailed information on who is pitching in advance.



 3:30 pm


Doors Open


4:00 pm


Networking Begins

5:00 pm


Introduction and Welcome Remarks 

Welcome remarks from entrepreneurship@UBC Managing Director Dr. Sean Lumb and the Director of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems Professor Rob Rohling 

5:15 pm


Show Begins

Venture Pitches

6:25 pm




6:40 pm


Show Resumes

Venture Pitches 

7:45 pm


Concluding Remarks 

People's Choice Awards using Slido code #eUBC

FASKEN Own Tomorrow

We are proud to have the 2023 Investor Showcase sponsored by Fasken! Learn more about their services and meet their team at the event on May 2.

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About HATCH Venture Builder

The HATCH Venture Builder is a collaborative initiative between entrepreneurship@UBC and the Institute for Computing Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) supporting UBC’s thriving community of interdisciplinary innovators who are building ventures driving social, environmental and economic impact to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. 


About entrepreneurship@UBC

entrepreneurship@UBC provides UBC students, researchers, faculty members, alumni and staff with the resources, networks, and funding they need to succeed. As one of the world’s top 40 research universities with 80,000 students, faculty and staff and over $770 million in annual research funding, UBC has long been a catalyst for innovation. Part of the Innovation UBC network, entrepreneurship@UBC supports UBC ventures and entrepreneurs to generate social and economic impacts in B.C. and around the world.



The Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) promotes multidisciplinary research in advanced technologies among over 150 members across 10 different faculties and schools at UBC. ICICS’ translational activities support licensing by industry, uptake by the general user, and/or incorporation into policy, standards, and educational programs. ICICS provides an environment where early-stage companies can technically de-risk their innovation in a world class Makerspace, build their first teams with collaborative office spaces, access technical interns and an alumni network. 

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entrepreneurship@UBC propels UBC innovations out into the world through venture creation, providing UBC students, faculty members and staff with the resources, networks, and funding they need to succeed.

We are a part of Innovation UBC in the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) portfolio

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