Current Entrepreneurship Events at UBC and Beyond 

Entrepreneurship Resources and Competitions

Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum. Vancouver’s Rainmakers: Lessons from Vancouver’s best tech sales talent, November 21.

Women Who Tech: A Fireside Chat with Female Leaders, November 16.

The BC Tech Association is hosting TechBrew on September 21, a networking event featuring the latest in brewing technology.Be a part of this year’s Vancouver Startup Week, from September 25-29.

The Feeding Growth Workshop Series connects values-based BC packaged food entrepreneurs with business sector leaders for advice and support. The 2017 series takes place on September 14 and 28, October 12 and 27, and November 9.

Techfest connects the hottest hiring companies with top talent, and is coming to Vancouver on September 13th. Register and find your next job.

Driving Women in Tech is touring Canada to better understand and support women in the technology industry. Women entrepreneurs are encouraged to participate in the morning or afternoon sessions  at UBC on September 5.

Apply to attend the Smart Cities Week Conference in Washington, DC with Wavefront Accelerator. 

Aviva Community Fund – $150,000. Applications open September 13 for social entrepreneurs to apply for funding to tackle climate change.

AngelList launches Intros for Canada, giving Canadian startups more access to seed-stage funding. Apply by August 30

UBC Aerospace Research & Innovation Showcase. Free event at UBC, August 8

UBC “Blockathon” for Social Good Research, August 4.

Startup Bootcamp IoT. 3-month acceleration program run once a year in London. Apply by July 31.

Third  annual Interface Health Challenge X.  Apply by June 30.

TechVancouver Meetup, June 27

CDL (Creative Destruction Lab) Quantum Machine Learning Application. Apply by June 26.

BC Tech Association Technology Impact Awards, June 22. Application deadline: June 15.

Lunch & Learn: Software Testing in the Innovation Space. June 13, noon.

Propelling Social Ventures 2017. Attend an evening of celebrating innovative Canadian social entrepreneurs.

Apply by June 9 to join the HATCH 2017-18 cohort. Join a community of ventures at the stage of building their products and launching their business.

Lunch & Learn: B2C Sales, May 16, noon. Registration required.

BCIC-New Ventures Competition: $300,000+ in cash and prizes to the best new startups in BC. Application deadline: April 12.

Summer 2017 Lean Launch Pad applications are now open. Application deadline: April 9.

BCTech Summit, March 14-15, 2017. Application deadline: February 15.

Hatching Health, Engineering Design Centre, UBC, March 3-5.

Life Sciences Startup Competition, February 23.

Small Business BC Awards, February 23.

e@UBC and Life Sciences Startup Competition Speaker Series: Dr. Brendan Byrne, Chief Innovation Officer, TELUS Health. Feb. 20, 2017, 12 pm. Free, no RSVP required, lunch provided .

Startup Grind Global Conference 2017, February 21-22, Redwood City, CA Contact us to learn about discount.

Lunch & Learn: So You Think You Want to Apply to New Ventures BC? February 14.

Life Sciences Startup Competition: Investor Pitch, February 8.

UBC Startup Weekend, February 3-5, 2017.

Lunch & Learn: Everything You Need to Know about the Lean Launch Pad, January 31, 2017.

Startup Hacks 2017 – Startup Hackathon, January 11, 2017.

UBC Global Challenge – Register by December 20, 2016.

Lunch & Learn: Term Sheet Literacy for Startups, December 7, 12 pm, Graham Lee Innovation Centre (no RSVP required)

STEM Spotlight Awards: Your solution can win $20,000! Apply by December 2

AngelForum – Vancouver, November 29

Special Open Office Hours: SR&ED With Dr. Wilson Lau, November 24, e@UBC. Login to book

From Test Tube to Table: Bridging the Gap Between Life Sciences and Politics, November 23,  2016 (RSVP by November 20)

Investor-Ready Workshop, November 16

“Ask Me Anything” with Entrepreneurs from Eagle Energy, Elliot Mashford & Karson Hutchinson, October 26

Lunch & Learn, e@UBC space: Everything You Wanted to Know about Raising Money, October 6

Inaugural Cascadia Venture Forum, Vancouver: October 4

Applications Close for the Fall 2016 Lean Launch Pad, October 2

e@UBC at Vancouver Startup Week, September 29

“Ask Me Anything”: With Entrepreneur Barbara Alink, September 28

A Conversation with Arjan Stephens of Nature’s Path, August 31

TechVancouver Meetup, Hootsuite, August 30

Propelling Social Ventures: Playing the Funding Field, September 20. Register here

ProtoHack Vancouver, August 27

Summertime Coworking Unconference, June 16

Digital Media Conference: Brains & Computers, June 16

Build Something Beautiful: A Conversation on Tech and Cultural Entrepreneurship. Dax Dasilva, CEO, Lightspeed, May 27

Lunch & Learn Session: Understanding Startup Shareholders’ Agreement,  May 25

OPEN OFFICE weekly meetings with mentors:  Login to book

Propelling Social Ventures, May 9

BCIC New Ventures Education Series: check out seminars available for all ventures through BC Innovation Council (BCIC) here. Use promo code NVBC2016 to get a complimentary pass to the series.