Coast Capital Savings Internship Program

The Coast Capital Savings Internship Program provides unique, hands-on learning experiences to three undergraduate and two graduate students from the Sauder School of Business. Interns work with start-up social enterprises from e@UBC’s IMPACT stream and with Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub alumni ventures. Coast Capital Savings interns work closely with the enterprises, receiving mentoring and hands-on learning about every aspect of start-up ventures, while also integrating their existing business skills and classroom knowledge to help the ventures advance and grow.

Meet the Interns


Leily Farman

Creative writer and improv theatre enthusiast, Leily Farman is a second year marketing student at UBC Sauder. She discovered her passion for innovation and entrepreneurship when still in high school, particularly how an idea can be developed into a product or service that could change the quality of life. Curiosity driven and a creative problem solver, she is drawn to the dynamic and flexible environment of startups.

Kathleen Simpson

Kathleen is a soon to graduate Master of Management student at UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School. During her time in university, she worked as a Project Coordinator at UBC’s Campus and Community Planning and as an executive at the UBC Alma Mater Society. At the AMS, she ran a number of marketing campaigns to raise awareness on issues ranging from student rental rights to campus sexual assault. Kathleen loves working in a team to take on new challenges. 


Omar Mohammed

Omar Mohammed is currently wrapping up a post-graduate diploma at the Sauder School of Business. In the past year, he was a part of 10th Avenue Fund, a student led impact venture capital fund, where he participated in all stages of the due diligence process. Omar completed his undergrad in mechanical engineering at the University of Alberta and led research projects in tailing pond remediation during his time there.


Harsimran Grewal

Harsimran is in his final year studying economics and commerce at the University of British Columbia. He first discovered his passion for working with social enterprises when he was working as an Economic Development intern in Swaziland. Most recently, he had the opportunity to help a local start-up build a international market entry strategy. He is excited to work in a team to tackle challenging issues faced by start-ups as a part of e@UBC.


Ryan Dsouza

Ryan is a Master of Management graduate from UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School. He was VP international on the MM Student Executive and has worked in the social sector as an Engagement Executive at Oxfam India and as a Marketing and Communications Consultant in the Corporate Social Responsibility sector at Samhita Social Ventures. He is passionate about driving systemic social and economic change. Ryan graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology Engineering from Mumbai University.  


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Meet the Ventures



Kanekta is a a digital sourcing platform connecting ethical brands and suppliers to retail buyers across the globe.

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Brave is a cooperative based in Vancouver BC, developing digital tools to help people keep each other safe while using drugs. 

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Flöka is an app for women's health that uses the scientific method to discover trends and curate actionable insights.

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Coming soon.

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Meat Me

Meatme is on a mission to revolutionize the meat industry. We are creating a platform that conveniently connects you to your food and your farmers.

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We are located in the Graham Lee Innovation Centre in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.

6163 University Blvd

Vancouver, BC

V6T 1Z3

 entrepreneurship@UBC is a part of Innovation UBC under the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) portfolio