For impact-driven entrepreneurs solving some of the world’s most pressing social challenges.

The Social Venture Studio is for high-impact ventures with solutions to pressing social or environmental problems. Our mission is to help social entrepreneurs succeed by providing them with programming tailored to the unique needs of a social venture, including workshops, mentorship, access to networks and a supportive peer community.  


Studio Overview

The Social Venture Studio provides teams the support and expertise needed to build your business, helping you to launch a venture with impact. This studio will take you through customer discovery to identify your key customers and will help educate you on finding the right investors for your venture at every level, teaching you what it means to be investment ready at each stage. 

Ventures in our community can join the Social Venture Studio to gain access to a community of social entrepreneurs, joining a collaborative and supportive network of like-minded innovators. Studio members unlock executive mentorship, programming and event opportunities from social entrepreneurs, industry leaders, advisors and subject matter experts. You will develop new skills in impact measurement, communication and insights into the global impact investing world. 

Andrea Mendoza

The Social Venture Studio is led by Entrepreneur in Residence Andrea Mendoza, a social impact entrepreneur and leader with 15 years of experience.



How to engage

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

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


Interested in learning more?

Get in touch with Entrepreneur in Residence and Social Venture Studio Lead, Andrea Mendoza



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We are located across UBC Point Grey and Robson Square Campus. Learn more about our locations

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, 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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