For UBC researchers, scientists and founders making transformative human health advancements.

The Human Health Venture (H²V) Studio is for UBC researchers and scientists working on a scientific or technological innovation, or disruption focused on transforming human health outcomes. The H²V Studio draws upon entrepreneurship@UBC’s expertise in developing human health ventures and is designed to layer on additional mentorship, industry and academic leaders, along with other experts in our community to drive widespread impact.  

This studio supports the development of human health innovations in areas including diagnostic platforms; medical imaging; therapeutic development; drug delivery systems; digital health; precision medicine; and others. 

Studio Overview

Through community engagement and network development, ventures establish a home for themselves within the wider healthcare landscape, gaining access to the collective expertise and resources in the ecosystem. The H²V Studio adopts a collaborative approach to helping participants build up their networks, including working with industry executives, providing access to lab and office space, and advisory teams including entrepreneurship@UBC’s own bench of Entrepreneurs and Executives in Residence and Mentors. 

Ventures in our community can join H²V to gain access to in-depth programming, direct access to industry and academic leaders, funding opportunities, events, challenges and more. You will join a supportive community pursuing the next generation of human health-focused ventures from UBC.

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The H²V Studio is led by Entrepreneur in Residence, Jonathon Jafari, a Biotechnology Strategic Marketing and Business Development Leader with over 15 years experience in the health sector and deep commercialization expertise working “bench to bedside”.


How to engage

Entrepreneurs, ventures, mentors and champions who are part of our community are eligible to join the Human Health Venture Studio; a separate application is not required.

To learn more about the ventures part of entrepreneurship@UBC and the Human Health Venture Studio, visit our portfolio.


Interested in learning more?

Get in touch with Entrepreneur in Residence and Human Health Venture Studio Lead, Jonathon Jafari.



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entrepreneurship@UBC propels UBC innovations out into the world through venture creation, providing UBC students, researchers, faculty members, alumni 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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