We offer a hands-on, action-oriented, design-thinking experience

Tailor Made just for You

 

We’re much more than one-size fits all. We can help you create a successful business by connecting you to mentors, tools, customers, funding, and community.

Our Mentor 2 Market Program is designed to be a long term residency – individualized and milestone-based to make it easier for you to succeed.

Our virtual program includes:

  • One-on-one mentoring by business leaders
  • Live case studies and VODcast library featuring top domain experts
  • Exercise review and mentor review sessions
  • Leadership Forum sessions on regional innovation challenges
  • Comprehensive MNP Quick Pitch Competition

Our alumni are raising the profile of the #OKGN tech and innovation ecosystem.

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Program Features

1:1 Mentoring Support

Get 1:1 mentoring from industry mentors, monthly real-time feedback on your progress, and open office advice by experts in law, intellectual property, finance and accounting.

Meet our Mentors

Online Curriculum

CEOs and business leaders provide insights on customer discovery, minimum viable product, prototyping, pricing, business plans, go-to-market strategies, sales, and fundraising in our online VODcast series.

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Teaming

e@UBCO ventures collaborate with UBCO Management, Computer Science and Engineering Capstone teams and students from the Okanagan College School of Business to undertake special projects.

Capstone Programs

Access to Investors

Armed with a well-crafted fundraising strategy and compelling pitch deck, e@UBCO ventures receive introductions to Valhalla Angels, investors, and federal and provincial funding agencies, including NRC IRAP and Mitacs.

Funding Opportunities

Co-Working Space

The Innovation UBC Hub provides bookable office, boardroom and collaboration spaces, as well as member access to Accelerate Okanagan‘s shared kitchen and lounge.

*Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

Reserve Space

Venture Incubator

The Innovation UBC Hub includes incubation spaces for full-time e@UBCO founders who are successfully raising funds to support the growth of their start-up.

*Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

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Program FAQs

The non-negotiables


  • At least one team member must be affiliated with UBC as either a student, faculty, researcher, staff member or recent graduate (within 5 years)

Our ideal candidate


  • Coachable teams that are open to feedback, embrace collaboration, and have positive attitudes
  • A serious commitment on behalf of the entire team to growing the venture
  • Ability to participate in all program elements, events, and coaching sessions
  • A compelling concept that is innovative, addresses a specific business, social, environmental or economic problem, delivers measurable impact, and has the ability to scale

Mark your calendar


Mentor 2 Market program

  • Application deadline: August 16, 2020
  • Intake interviews: August/September, 2020
  • Program start: September 23, 2020

Quick Pitch Competition

  • Application deadline: August 16, 2020
  • Program launch:  September 23, 2020
  • Coaching and dry-runs:  October/November, 2020
  • Semi-finalist selection:  January 2021
  • Finalist selection:  Early February 2021
  • Competition:  March 2021

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