Create a Startup Company

Lean LaunchPad Accelerator Program

In the Lean LaunchPad Accelerator program, top entrepreneurship educators and mentors provide guidance and leadership for new ventures. Participants emerge from this intensive five-session program with the entrepreneurial tools and resources needed to increase their chances of building successful ventures. Crucially, they develop a validated business model based on extensive knowledge of their potential customers’ needs and the ecosystems they inhabit. Participants absorb an entrepreneurial framework that will guide them throughout their working lives; view testimonials. Program Director Blair Simonite explains the process in the video below.

Open Office

The Open Office program supports registered ventures in weekly one-on-one meetings with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and industry experts from targeted sectors. New ventures can receive invaluable mentoring to accelerate their startup growth, discover funding opportunities (e.g., government support programs for startups), and expand their entrepreneurial education.

Domain-Specific Mentor Network

Mentorship can be the difference between a failed startup and a successful one. Leverage the expertise of tech.entrepreneurship@UBC’s domain-specific mentor network to learn how to navigate an ever-changing startup environment and avoid making costly mistakes. Learn the language of entrepreneurship and find out how much you don’t know from experienced local entrepreneurs who have built and exited start-ups, often multiple times.

Seed Fund

The Seed Fund provides early investment to selected new innovative startups founded by UBC students, alumni, faculty or staff and based on research conducted at UBC. Startups can build momentum through this early investment, and be better positioned to secure external investment.

Aspect Biosystems

Aspect Biosystems

Startup Space

tech.entrepreneurship@UBC offers new ventures a dedicated open-concept startup space in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, where teams can network and collaborate as they launch their companies. More mature ventures that are ready to begin growing can join the HATCH incubator in the ICICS/Computer Science building. Admission is through a competitive intake process, with technology-based social ventures welcomed. The first step in joining the Hatch community is to register with entrepreneurship@UBC at

Venture Builder Pilot Program

Venture Builder is a pilot program that pairs UBC ventures with an experienced Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Specific guidance tailored to the skills and background of each CEO is offered to select ventures to help them move from a validated business model to building a company.

APSC Entrepreneurship PhD Program

The APSC Entrepreneurship PhD Program (e-PhD) enables a selected cohort of doctoral students to participate in courses, workshops, lecture series, and projects offered in collaboration with the Sauder School of Business. These have been tailored to provide you with deeper knowledge of business skills, analytics and entrepreneurship in order to prepare you better for employment both inside and outside academia.