Across industries, landscapes and continents, UBC innovators are leading the charge creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
From climate solutions and human health transformations to technological advancements and social impact, UBC is a rich bedrock of innovation home to entrepreneurs generating impacts through research and discoveries.
The 2021 Venture Showcase will feature ventures in multiple categories including Sneak-a-Peek and Ready-to-Raise.
The Sneak-a-Peek ventures include those who are commercializing their innovations, have demonstrated traction and will be looking to fundraise in 2022. These ventures will be delivering 3 minute presentations each.
- AIMA – AIMA is transforming the way menstrual pain is managed by developing a new generation of pain management systems.
- DYNE Technologies – DYNE is building connections and empowering restaurants.
- EMKAO Foods – EMKAO is opening new trading opportunities to farming communities in AFRICA, one cocoa bean at a time.
- Flutter Care – Flutter Care creates new technologies to predict and prevent pregnancy complications.
- Immersio Learning – Immersio Learning is bringing back ancient wisdom through conversational language learning.
- ImmiSearch – ImmiSearch is a one-stop shop for immigrants to connect them with licensed immigration consultants.
- Rohe Homes – Rohe Homes’ mission is to accelerate the world towards smart, sustainable, and resilient communities.
- Shop 4 Da Culture – Shop 4 Da Culture allows consumers to search Black, buy Black and get cash back.
- Tractus Medical – Tractus Medical is revolutionizing wrist fracture treatment.
- Viridis Research – Viridis allows for infinitely reusable water through Electrochemistry.
The Ready-to-Raise ventures are at the acceleration stage (pre-HATCH/HATCH), have market traction and are currently raising, or will be raising, in the Spring of 2022. These ventures will be delivering a 5 minute presentation each, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.
- ABOzymes – ABOzymes is making blood types obsolete.
- CargoSprout – CargoSprout is a turnkey solutions for transportation and warehousing.
- GeoGen – GeoGen is transforming liabilities into Clean Energy.
- HealthQb Technologies – HealthQb is quantifying the mind-body connection to solve chronic pain.
- Hubly – Hubly is an intuitive workflow tool purpose-built for Financial Advisors and their teams to ensure that nothing falls through the cracks.
- Neupeak Robotics – Neupeak Robotics makes autonomous fruit harvesting robots that help farmers fight chronic labour shortages.
- Takachar – Safi Enterprises (aka Takachar) turns trash into cash (crop and forest residues into higher-value bioproducts).
- Susgrainable – Susgrainable turns beer “waste” into delicious easy-to-make baking mixes for the health conscious consumer.
- Total Flow Medical – Total Flow Medical is an early stage medical device company with a product to eliminate injury and death caused by equipment used to keep patients alive, when their heart and lungs stop working.
- Traffic Driven – Traffic Driven (Mintlist) is a transparent marketplace where consumers get the best value for their car and shop with confidence.
- Verdi – Verdi customizes water and nutrient delivery to every plan.
Register now to attend the 2021 Venture Showcase in person at UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver or tune-in via live stream.
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.
As one of the world’s top 40 research universities with 80,000 students, faculty and staff and over $650M annual research funding, UBC has long been a catalyst for innovation. Part of the Innovation UBC network, entrepreneurship@UBC supports UBC ventures and entrepreneurs to generate social and economic impacts in B.C. and around the world.
To date, entrepreneurship@UBC has worked with over 561 ventures who have raised more than $1.39 billion in funding, generated more than $116 million in revenue and hired more than 989 employees, stimulating the economic and social landscape of B.C. while building anchor companies that have a global impact.