HATCH Accelerator
Made possible in partnership with the Institute for Computing Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS)
Current Ventures


An innovative, unique, and proprietary platform which will realize a world where blood type is no longer a constraint for those receiving a life-saving transfusion or organ transplant.

Cohort: 2021/2022


BioForm Solutions

A Vancouver-based developer and supplier of advanced 3D printing platforms that enable innovative products.

Cohort: 2020/2021


Beatdapp Software

Helping labels find up to 15% of missing royalties

Cohort: 2020/2021


Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures (CBDV)

Bringing the technical and analytical rigour of the pharmaceutical industry to the cannabis industry by providing process and analytical development to cannabis producers.

Cohort: 2020/2021

VR Headset


Creating PC, Mobile and Virtual Reality games featuring high complexity and unique content.

Cohort: 2021/2022


Commercializing a novel chip-based wireless power transfer system. 

Cohort: 2018/2019


Creating an automated lead generation platform to offer content marketing, lead generation, and follow-up in a simple and free mobile app for Real Estate Agents and Brokers.

Cohort: 2019/2020


Neupeak Robotics

Solving the chronic labour shortage  in agriculture by deploying a swarm of fully autonomous robotic harvesters

Cohort: 2021/2022



Funding at your fingertips. Pocketed is a powerful grant matching platform that unlocks over $2.9 billion in grant funding for Canadian start-ups and small businesses.  

Cohort: 2018/2019

Photography Accessories


Tools designed by photographers, for photographers.

Cohort: 2021/2022


Susgrainable Health Foods

Baked goods (cookies and pancake mixes) using upscaled, spent grain flour.

Cohort: 2020/2021

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Making agriculture more prosperous and sustainable by building intelligent crop management systems.

Cohort: 2021/2022

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Aqua Intelligent 

Creating safer and smarter water.

Cohort: 2021/2022


Building tools that enable winemakers to practice their art more efficiently. 

Cohort: 2018/2019



The intuitive, no-setup, one-stop shop platform for e-commerce merchants and freight forwarders to automate their logistic needs.

Cohort: 2021/2022

Cuprous Pharmaceuticals

Technologically focused on developing therapeutics that can engage the immune system to fight cancer.

Cohort: 2018/2019


Simplifying practice management, allowing independent financial advisors to scale

high-touch client services at a fraction of the cost.

Cohort: 2018/2019

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Discovering why your fatigue, anxiety or pain persists, and guides you to a balanced nervous system.

Cohort: 2021/2022

Naegis Pharmaceuticals

Creating new therapies for serious eye diseases that cause blindness.

Cohort: 2019/2020


Deploying and operating shared smart lockers, used as online delivery pickup points as well as short term storage space.

Cohort: 2019/2020


Automating the hardest parts of construction:
Precision measuring and cutting.

Cohort: 2019/2020


Sonus Microsystems

Creating polymer-based ultrasound transducers for dual-modality mammography.

Cohort: 2020/2021

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Sustained Therapeutics

Developing proprietary sustained release analgesic formulations to treat chronic intractable genito-urinary pain, starting with chronic scrotal pain.

Cohort: 2020/2021


Developing the first FDA cleared and clinically proven medical device solution for chronic snoring.

Cohort: 2018/2019

Acuva Technologies 

Developing portable water purification systems that employ novel low-power UV- LED.

A&K Robotics

An intelligent navigation system that transforms manual machines into self-driving robots.​

AVA Technologies

A food technology startup that makes electronic micro-gardens for home and commercial use.


Creating a proprietary water purification process that can efficiently remove a broad spectrum of contaminants from water.

ExcelSense Technologies

Allowing industrial optics to self-clean in harsh industrial environments.


Providing the world’s most comprehensive precision prescribing software to solve healthcare’s most pressing challenges. Precision prescribing software for the management of your conditions.

HeadCheck Health

Building software to enhance the concussion management of any sports organization through improved testing, documentation and reporting.

Java Group Programs

Providing proprietary peer mentoring programs to Senior Living organizations, resulting in a 30% reduction in depression and providing significant additional benefits to staff, caregivers and family.

Mangrove Water


Converting carbon dioxide and saline waste-water into high value oil and gas field chemicals and re-usable water. 


A hollow microneedle platform that provides a reliable, painless, and cost- effective means of delivering therapeutics and vaccines.


A patent pending first novel ringless drivetrain technology that can be applied to anywhere gear motors are used.


The world's first simple, general single-molecule science platform providing scientists and engineers with unprecedented control and insight.


Developing technologies that enable active individuals to rehabilitate joint injuries more effectively, allowing them to engage in activity without the limitations of joint pain.

Vesalius Cardiovascular

A biomedical research and development corporation, focusing on the treatment of structural heart disease, specifically mitral valve disease causing mitral regurgitation.


Providing UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) automation software to organizations involved in the inspection of electric power lines.


Creating artificial intelligence based natural motion technology to produce the most realistic character motion on the market today.

Cambridge Energy Partners

Designing and manufacturing the world's first redeployable solar tracker.

Elevated Signals

A digital cultivation management platform that leverages wireless IoT sensors and data science to optimize controlled environment crop production, helping producers make data-driven decisions.


Creating technology to match the shape of your foot with key dimensions from a selection of shoes, to find the sizes and styles that suit users best.

Green Metrics

A clean technology software that provides energy service companies with software-as-service solutions to drive energy efficiency improvements and minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.


Developing an ultra-high resolution, laser-based internal oil and gas pipeline inspection technology can identify pinhole leaks for proactive maintenance.


Shortening the path to discovery through taming big data.


A secure automated bicycle parking system that decreases building construction cost, optimizes land usage, and eliminates theft while providing more efficient bicycle parking experience.


Connecting sensor intelligence between vehicles and traffic infrastructure for realtime situational awareness, maneuvering decisions, traffic management directives and first responses. 


Revolutionizing the way athletes train and perform by using textile-integrated sensors to provide real-time insights into what is happening in their muscles.

Sonic Incytes

Developing portable ultrasound imaging technology for the diagnosis of liver disease.


Bringing rainy communities to life and creates a more livable, sustainable, and sharable world. UmbraCity is a network of smart, automated umbrella rental kiosks, allowing users to borrow umbrellas when needed, and return at anytime.

Vital Mechanics

Developing a patent pending technology that models human soft tissues in contact with clothing and wearables. Products include advanced design and 3D simulation software for the apparel industry.


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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

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