Startup Sprint

The concept is simple: venture to start a company over a weekend by solving some of society's biggest challenges!

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The Program

e@UBCO Startup Sprint teaches entrepreneurial skills in an extreme hands-on environment. This program provides the tools, learning, and practical experience needed to start a successful business by creating a living entrepreneurship laboratory for a diverse community group, ranging from local business owners, the entrepreneurial-curious, freshmen students to freshly-minted PhDs, Faculty, Researchers to explore entrepreneurship. Participants gain experience not only in how to pursue and build a new venture, but also in cross-disciplinary collaboration, brainstorming and ideation, group productivity, ad-hoc leadership and decision-making under severe time constraints. 

The program is FREE to anyone in the community that is seeking to build their entrepreneurial skillset and is ready to participate in a full weekend of startup – with meals provided.


Registration is currently closed for Startup Sprint.

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Program Partner

Startup Sprint is presented in partnership with WeBC.

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The program is funded by the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.