UBC is home to a thriving community of entrepreneurs creating groundbreaking impact through research and innovation.
As one of the top 40 research universities in the world, UBC attracts global leaders who are leveraging their insights and discoveries to solve some of the most pressing problems we are facing today across climate, human health, and social impact. Meet them at this year’s Venture Showcase!
Last year we welcomed 400 attendees including funders, industry partners, academic collaborators and community members: Join us November 29 for the 2023 Venture Showcase to meet entrepreneurs from our community who are set to be the next generation of leaders in impact and innovation.
The Venture Showcase features teams across our pipeline ranging from up and coming ‘Sneak-a-Peek’ teams at the outset of their journeys in incubation, ‘Ones-to-Watch’ ventures who are in the middle of commercialization and ‘Ready-to-Raise’ HATCH Venture Builder* teams gaining traction at the acceleration stage. Presenting ventures will have booths to connect with our audience before and after the event, demoing their solutions and impact. The Showcase will give you an opportunity to network with our e@UBC community, connect with our venture teams and our wider innovation ecosystem.
This event will happen in person at UBC Robson Square from 4-8pm.
Registration is now open! Click here or scroll down the page to register for your tickets.
We're pleased that Fasken Law is a Gold Sponsor of this event.
About the Venture Showcase
entrepreneurship@UBC’s Venture Showcase gives our UBC ecosystem, investors, government and other industry organizations the ability to keep their thumb on the pulse of the next big thing, while providing our ventures with the exposure and opportunity to learn more about the innovation and funding landscape. Bringing our community together to learn, network and celebrate is what this event is all about.
This event is open to everyone, and entrepreneurship@UBC ventures will be selected to present based on readiness criteria as determined by entrepreneurship@UBC’s team and Evaluation Committee of investors and mentors.
The following ventures have been selected by our panel of evaluators to present at the 2023 Venture Showcase:
Creating the world's first at-home bubble tea machine.
Lang Laser Technologies
Providing effective and safe laser treatment system for patients with corneal neovascularization.
Advancing sustainable water management in mining with innovative technology.
Providing reusable medical supplies and a reprocessing service for hospitals to decarbonize.
Regaining independence with individuals undergoing physiotherapy.
Providing state-of-the-art portable health monitoring solutions to improve patients' wellbeing.
Ones to Watch
Providing sustainable, rare specialty plant-derived compounds using moss biotechnology.
Optiforge: iTrailblazing AI driven manufacturing for rapid product development.
CereCura Nanotherapeutics is developing next-generation medicines for patients with brain disorders.
Providing motion, comfort, and independence to age comfortably from home.
Advancing Healthcare with Next Gen Drug Delivery Technologies.
Ready To Raise
Transforming adhesion for technical products that work better, longer, safer.
Building nanomaterials for affordable, universal, and fast medical diagnostics.
Democratizing research with a fast, accessible all in one cell analytics toolbox.
NeedleAID eliminates needlestick injuries and saves clinics time & money.
Water analytics and leak detection empowering cost savings and conservation.
We deliver engineering, research and development services to the minerals industry.
Our Evaluation Committee consists of three panellists, an esteemed mix of investors and mentors. This year's evaluators are:
The 2023 Venture Showcase will take place at UBC Robson Square in the theater (C300) on November 29th, from 4PM to 8PM.
*HATCH Venture Builder is made possible through a collaboration with the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS).