Since its inception in 2013, entrepreneurship@UBC – the University of British Columbia’s incubator/accelerator program – has supported 484 ventures that have gone on to raise more than $1.38 billion in financing, $104 million in revenue and create over 919 full-time jobs, creating tangible economic and social impact.
The program works with early stage entrepreneurs across the university (students – undergrad to PhD, faculty, staff and alumni) at the outset of their venture building journeys, helping to propel the research and innovation coming from UBCinto viable companies that can thrive.
Alumni of the program ABOzymes and Daanaa were named to Techcouver’s 10 Homegrown B.C. Startups to Watch in 2021 list.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the program transformed into an entirely digital approach and has seen a 15% increase in enrollment.
This week entrepreneurship@UBC announced the newest cohorts of ventures to join its entrepreneurship@UBC’s CORE and HATCH Accelerator Venture Building programs. The new cohorts include 33 ventures joining the CORE program and six new ventures joining HATCH.
“We have some truly amazing ventures as part of entrepreneurship@UBC’s programs representing the next wave of anchor companies in BC, and Canada more broadly. The increase in enrollment is testament to the program, its efficacy and importance of bolstering UBC innovation, ” shared Fraser Pogue, CORE Venture Activator, EiR, entrepreneurship@UBC.
All ventures receive early-stage education, industry mentorship and community designed to validate their innovation and market need to transform ideas to impact.
Further along in their journey, the founders of the newest HATCH ventures work with entrepreneurship@UBC’s bench of Entrepreneurs and Executives in Residence to secure advisory boards, pilots and partnerships and prepare for investment and growth.
Meet the six ventures to join the HATCH Accelerator:
ApplyChance is developing a platform to connect professors and departments with the best-suited graduate school applicants. Professors and departments will also be able to perform an efficient and effective review and assessment of applicants’ profiles to identify the most promising applicants early in the admission process and provide them with incentives such as scholarships to join their programs or research groups.
Aqua Intelligent Technology is collaboratively developing a novel and reliable platform to help small, remote, and Indigenous communities with monitoring and maintaining their drinking water systems. The platform is equipped with online consulting features to analyze data, help operators with proactive water management, and improve the performance of the disinfection processes within a drinking water system.
Cyberspline Games is home to passionate game developers and artists who work together in a non-traditional and stimulating working environment. We are gamers first, and we wanted to develop our own fun gaming ideas with the expectations of fellow players in mind.
healthQb discovers why your fatigue, anxiety or pain persists, and guides you to a balanced nervous system. Reveal what is disrupting your wellbeing through our 21-Day Baseline Assessment, become aware of what balances or triggers your nervous system, and restore balance and resilience to your nervous system.
Skylab Technologies is a Vancouver-based computational photography SaaS company that focuses on the next generation of AI-powered photography tools. Skylab develops image processing algorithms using a proprietary dataset of high-resolution images. To date, they have processed over one million portraits for commercial purposes.
Verdi makes plant level actions scalable over thousands of acres by removing management overhead. Intelligent swarms of irrigation valves that enable farmers to customize nutrition for every single plant.
Meet the 33 ventures that are joining the CORE Venture Building program here.