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 program includes:

  • One-on-one mentoring by industry experts
  • 5-part eDiscovery workshop series
  • Community networking and pitching events
  • Access to funding opportunities

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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

Startup Fundamentals

Business leaders and subject matter experts provide insights on ideation, business model canvas, customer discovery, customer validation, and pitching.

workshop schedule


e@UBCO ventures collaborate with UBCO Management, Computer Science, Engineering, and Media Studies Capstone teams 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.

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.


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 candidates

  • 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 8th, 2022
  • Program start: Week of Sept 20, 2022
  • Venture orientation: Sept 21, 2022
  • Initial mentor meeting: Sept 27-Oct 4

e-discovery workshops

  • Workshop 1: Wednesday September 21, 2022
  • Workshop 2: Wednesday October 5, 2022
  • Workshop 3: Wednesday October 19, 2022
  • Workshop 4: Wednesday November 2, 2022
  • Workshop 5: Wednesday November 16, 2022

Quick Pitch Competition

  • TBD