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entrepreneurship@UBC is located across UBC’s Point Grey and Robson Square Campuses, allowing early-stage entrepreneurs to build their venture in world class spaces and facilities.

Alumni Centre

Graham Lee Innovation Centre

6163 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1 ~ šxʷyəθəstəm

The Graham Lee Innovation Centre within the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre is a hub for the university’s core innovation and entrepreneurship activities. Thanks to the generous contribution of UBC alumnus and entrepreneur Graham S. Lee, BCom 1987, entrepreneurship@UBC has a dedicated space for UBC ventures and companies to network, collaborate and develop as entrepreneurs.

Graham made the decision to support the Innovation Centre because of his strong belief in entrepreneurship and innovation as the economic backbone of a community. Many great innovators, discoveries and ideas have come from UBC. The Innovation Centre builds on this legacy by fostering new ways of looking at traditional businesses and aiding the development of disruptive industries that benefit UBC students and alumni, and create a better future for Canada and the world.

Here, we further the journey of UBC entrepreneurs by hosting programming, workshops and events, and offer hot desking and meeting room space for teams who are part of our venture community.

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ICICS building in the snow

The Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS)

2366 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 ~ šxʷʔey̓eʔ

The HATCH Venture Builder is an initiative led by the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) and entrepreneurship@UBC. ICICS provides an environment where ventures can both technically de-risk their innovation in the world class HATCH Makerspace, as well as build their first teams with collaborative office spaces while participating in HATCH Venture Builder. 

Here, ventures have access to advanced equipment allowing ventures to build prototypes and material innovations that will take their venture to the next level. Machinery includes multiple 3D printers, water jet cutters and plasma cutting tables, with ongoing additions thanks to the support of generous donors. The HATCH Makerspace provides on-site expertise for manufacturing and machinery, as well as safety and training for ventures in R&D.

Ventures who are a part of HATCH are eligible to work out of private office spaces within ICICS as they build their first teams and prepare for launch and growth.

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Image of UBC Robson Square against the City scape of Vancouver

UBC Robson Square

800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1A7

UBC Robson Square is located centrally downtown Vancouver and is an extension of the UBC Point Grey campus with a commitment to positive change that extends beyond the University to all people and communities. As part of the Innovation UBC network, entrepreneurship@UBC has a dedicated venture hub to further the journeys of entrepreneurs in our program.

Here, we support venture teams and give them direct access to the vibrant heart of downtown Vancouver through hot desking, office and meeting room space for early-stage startups ready to scale. In addition to the workspace, we also host regular community events and meetups for our UBC and wider innovation ecosystem.

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School of Biomedical engineering

School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME)

251 - 2222 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3 ~ ʔəlqsən

UBC’s School of Biomedical Engineering was designed as a blueprint for the future of medicine, built on a foundation of collaborative research and teaching excellence with the vision to transform patient health and healthcare in Canada and around the world.

Here, ventures based in the life sciences have access to wet lab space to further test and develop their research based ventures. Ventures can access material and infrastructure such as 3D bioprinters, material testing and cell culture equipment, bio-imaging and cell analysis technology as well as general laboratory equipment.


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  • Wet Lab Space

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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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