Entrepreneurship and innovation thrives at UBC. From the incredible research and discoveries happening across campus to ideas and trends emerging from the university’s population of transformational thinkers, UBC is home to a rich community of early-stage ventures set to shape the future of our world.
entrepreneurship@UBC in partnership with ICICS, have leveraged this innovation and entrepreneurial drive, transforming discoveries to impact through venture acceleration. Known as the HATCH Accelerator, together we are igniting the ventures of tomorrow. Ready-to-Raise ventures, from our later stage incubator and HATCH Accelerator will be presenting to the investment community at our upcoming 2021 Investor Showcase, presented by HATCH, entrepreneurship@UBC and ICICS. We have an incredible community of entrepreneurs and can’t wait for you to meet them!
What is it
Evolved from our annual Investor Day, the Investor Showcase spotlights high-potential, investible ventures currently supported through entrepreneurship@UBC and the HATCH Accelerator to our investor community.
From human health innovations and tech disruptions to climate solutions and research discoveries, these are the startups and solutions that will transform norms and lead the evolution of industries.
Meet our fantastic community of ventures who are set to become the next generation of anchor tenants in BC and Canada.
How it Works
The 2021 Investor Showcase will feature a selection of ventures ready-to-raise, chosen by an external panel based on funding and readiness criteria established by HATCH, entrepreneurship@UBC and ICICS.
Approximately a dozen teams will pitch during the showcase, sharing their stories and solutions. Interested Investors will have the opportunity meet with venture teams in 20 minute private breakout room sessions, scheduled to follow immediately after the pitches take place. Interested investors can learn more about the ventures by registering for the event to receive detailed information on who is pitching as well as the opportunity to book meetings with the teams following the event.
About the HATCH Accelerator
An initiative by the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) and entrepreneurship@UBC, the HATCH Accelerator provides teams with the space, resources, and expertise they need to take their business to the next level, whether that’s identifying their first customer or securing their first major investor. While ICICS provides resources such as the HATCH Makerspace, entrepreneurship@UBC adds a bench of industry expertise and programming that supports innovations with strong commercial potential. Together, both organizations have created a place where entrepreneurs with the drive to shape a better world receive support to achieve their greatest potential.
entrepreneurship@UBC propels UBC innovations out into the world through venture creation, providing UBC students, researchers, faculty, alumni and staff with the resources, networks, and funding they need to succeed. As part of the Innovation UBC network, entrepreneurship@UBC helps translate knowledge and discoveries into social, economic and environmental impact, building new ventures that drive global change.
The entrepreneurship@UBC venture building journey begins by helping UBC founders to execute on their ideas by intensely focusing on customer discovery, competitive analysis, problem validation and product-market fit. Ventures go through one of our two foundational programs, Lab2Launch or CORE. Within these programs, some ventures also have access to three vertical streams: the Climate Venture Stream, the Human Health Venture Streams and the Social Venture Stream. Ventures who have achieved product-market fit and are actively seeking market traction and are ready to scale are invited to join the HATCH Accelerator, made possible in partnership with the Institute of Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS).