Venture Building Programs and Streams

Have a startup idea but don't know where to go next? That's where we come in. entrepreneurship@UBC offers two different foundational venture building programs, Lab2Launch and CORE, as well as two additional streams, Social Venture and Climate Venture Studio, to provide support tailored to the specific needs of your venture. Intake occurs 2 to 3 times per year (depending on the program) but we can start supporting your journey well before you even apply. 


If you want to learn more about how we can help, connect with us and set up a time to chat. Or if you simply want to stay in the loop, join our newsletter and our Climate Venture Studio community to hear about upcoming events, workshops, info sessions, venture news and more. 

Select a tailored program or stream


Lab2Launch program

For ventures pursuing a scientific advancement or technological innovation.

CORE program

For ventures based around disruption and innovation.

Social Venture stream

For ventures trying

 to solve a pressing social, environmental or economic issue.

Climate Venture Studio stream

For ventures building breakthrough climate solutions.

Meet our Venture Activators

Our Venture Activators are here to get you started on your entrepreneurial journey. Meet Fahreen, Fraser and Paul. They'll get you where you need to go.

Fahreen Bhimani


Fraser Pogue


Social Venture

Climate Venture Studio

Paul Needham

Come visit! 

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