EIW 2023 - In Person - UBC Robson Square/Point Grey
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entrepreneurship@UBC’s biggest event of the year is back! Join us September 26 to 28 for our 4th annual Immersion Week!

Entrepreneurship Immersion Week (EIW) brings together storytellers and movement builders from across our ecosystem, to share their insights on the strategies and tactics that helped them transform their ideas to impact.

Last year, we welcomed over 500 participants across 3 days and 25 sessions to our 2022 Immersion Week. Each year, we get bigger and better and can’t wait to share what’s in store for 2023. 

Read our 2022 report to catch up on what happened last year.

Tickets are now live: register today!


Entrepreneurship Immersion Week is for our UBC community of students, staff faculty and alumni as well as our community of ventures, mentors, and BC’s innovation ecosystem at large.

Looking to support Immersion Week? Review our sponsorship opportunities here.


About the Event

Climate and the Public Health Crisis: Systems Changes and Actions Needed

Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity, and the climate crisis threatens to widen the divide of existing health inequalities across communities and global regions.

During the global pandemic, we saw a coordinated effort that inspired collaborations across a multitude of sectors and geographies. Many of the life-saving efforts adopted globally came out of University of British Columbia research, from cutting-edge vaccine drug delivery to novel protection and prevention devices.

How might we bring that same sense of collective urgency and action to the forefront of the challenges we are facing today? Beyond just technical solutions, what are the social solutions we need to change the systems and behaviours, remove barriers, and create new pathways to effect positive social, economic and environmental impact.

As we think about entrepreneurship for public good, what are the opportunities in BC, a region whose climate and human health ecosystems are thriving, to lead at this intersection? 

Join us September 26-28, 2023 for our 4th annual entrepreneurship@UBC Immersion Week (EIW): Let’s take action together! The event agenda will be added in real-time as content is confirmed.


What we have in store for this year’s EIW:

  • Keynotes, Panels and Interactive Workshops
  • Regional Ecosystem Showcase (a startup pitch event)
  • Networking Socials
  • and much more!

The event agenda will be added in real-time as content is confirmed.


Regional Ecosystem Showcase

For the first time, EIW will be hosting a regional startup pitch event. From across BC, we are featuring 10 companies who have transformative solutions in climate, human health or social impact. Presenting companies will pitch live and in person at UBC Robson Square, or online. Applicants were evaluated by a panel of judges, who are members of BC’s investor community.



Who's joining us at EIW 2023?

We are excited to announce the first speakers joining us for EIW 2023! More speakers to be announced soon.

Meet our speakers Check out our agenda

Our Sponsors and Collaborators

We're proud to be sponsored by a range of organisations and partners. View our full list of sponsors here.

Tandem Innovation Group Inc.
Community Partner: Tandem Innovation Group​​​​
Global Village Publishing
Closing Party Sponsor: Global Village Publishing Inc.
Community Collaborators: Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI)


Session Sponsor: Osler
VEF - Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum
Session and Networking Sponsor: Vancouver Entrepreneurs' Forum
Presenting Sponsor: Innovate BC
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Silver/Session Sponsor: McMillan

EIW Lounge Networking Event

September 27 • 7:30PM • UBC Robson Square C1900

Join us and let your hair down at our evening Networking Social, with musical performances from musician Jacob Weil, Tom Urban, MJ Araujo, and hosted by Ky Sargeant.

MJ Araujo & Tom Urban - Live Musical Performance
Ky Sargeant - EIW Lounge Host


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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.

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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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