Meet UBC’s Investor Ready Companies at the 2024 Investor Showcase

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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 of 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.   

For the past 10 years, entrepreneurship@UBC - Vancouver, an operating unit of Innovation UBC, has mobilized innovation in collaboration with other entities across the university and wider innovation ecosystem. entrepreneurship@UBC is one of the premier offerings within the robust entrepreneurial ecosystem of BC due to the strength of its programs, resources and partnerships. 

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 7 from 4-8pm at UBC Robson Square to meet the HATCH ventures ready to raise at the 2024 Investor Showcase, presented by entrepreneurship@UBC and ICICS!


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.



2024 Investor Showcase agenda


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. To date, entrepreneurship@UBC (Vancouver campus), has supported 742 ventures who have  raised more than $1.75 billion in funding, generated more than $740 million in revenues and hired 1,900 employees, all of which stimulates the economic and social landscape of BC while  building anchor companies that have global impact. For the past 10 years, entrepreneurship@UBC - Vancouver, an operating unit of Innovation UBC,  has mobilized innovation in collaboration with  other entities across the university and wider innovation ecosystem.


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. 

2024 Investor Showcase Sponsors



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Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang

Senior Advisor, MaRS Managing Director, Panda Angel Partners @ Panda Angel Partners

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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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