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Entrepreneurship at UBCO

A key form of innovation at UBC is the process through which bold thinking and research discoveries create a positive social or economic impact.

Their new entrepreneurship@UBCO programs and mentorship activities are designed to help UBC Okanagan students, faculty, staff and recent graduates explore their startup ideas, build connections within the Okanagan innovation ecosystem, and develop the skill set needed to launch a successful new venture.

They work in partnership with our team here at Accelerate Okanagan to help connect and grow new ventures—offering students, researchers and early-stage entrepreneurs an opportunity to transform their ideas into viable ventures.

Meet Their Entreprenerds

UBC scholars taking their big ideas to market.

The big goal,” says Prof. Kenneth Chau, entrepreneur and student mentor, “is nothing short of changing how we train students.

Episode 1: Prof. Ken Chau, PhD Student Vincent Loi (BanditVR), and UBC Alumnus Cailan Libby (Happipad) share their entrepreneurship journey and how UBCO helped them launch two successful new ventures.

Keep up with their entreprenerds on UBC Okanagan's YouTube Channel >>> 

Entrepreneurship Programs

Programs are open to UBC Okanagan faculty, staff, students, and recent graduates (within five years).

Explore your options >>> 

Questions about the programs avaiable? 

Sarah Sutherland | Program Facilitator | s.sutherland@ubc.ca

Innovation UBC | Kelowna Hub

Their Innovation UBC Hub, located at the Innovation Centre downtown, provides the UBC Okanagan community with space to connect and access support from Kelowna’s innovation network.

Book a room here >>> 

Questions about booking this new innovation space?

Angela Sali | Administrative Coordinator | angela.sali@ubc.ca

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