Gain real world experience working as a consultant for our venture portfolio.

entrepreneurship@UBC's Venture Development Specialist Internship Program enables UBC Sauder students to broaden their experience in a thriving community of entrepreneurs and dive into BC’s tech and startup industry working with the next generation of innovators.

Learn more about the skillsets Venture Development Specialists bring to our community:


What you will do

Venture Development Specialists work with ventures across our portfolio, gaining familiarity with emerging industries and cutting edge innovations in technology, science, climate, human health, social impact and beyond. This is a chance for those early in their career to move the needle forward and help launch ventures who are leading the advancement of their industries.

​The role of the Venture Development Specialist is dynamic; the projects you complete will explore a diverse range of industries, markets, products and services reflecting the diversity of the ventures themselves. This can range from identifying new markets and customer validation to building financial models, creating UI and UX designs and developing marketing campaigns.


We are looking for candidates with industry or academic experience in:

  • Business development
  • Sales and marketing; market research/analysis
  • Financial modelling

Additionally, we are seeking candidates who:

  • Have an open, learning mindset
  • Are proactive and possess strong project management skills
  • Have the proven ability to balance multiple demands and expectations

Applications open Spring of each year. Learn more about the application process and eligibility on COOL via the UBC Sauder School of Business. 

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We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey and Robson Square campuses are situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations.

About us

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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