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10 ventures set to change the world: Meet our newest Social Venture Incubator cohort!

entrepreneurship@UBC’s Social Venture Incubator program backs UBC founders with solutions to some of the world’s most prolific social, environmental and economic problems. Cultivating social ventures from ideation to market, the program provides a unique opportunity for startups to create and grow their venture with impact at the helm. 

Delivered in collaboration with Spring, a global incubator, accelerator and advisory firm helping impact entrepreneurs thrive, the program leverages the expertise of both organizations to offer first class programming for founders building businesses rooted in impact and sustainability.

Our mission of helping UBC entrepreneurs change the world is realized through the amazing ventures in our ecosystem that are building solutions that will go on to transform our world, and our 2020 Social Venture cohort is an excellent example of this!

Meet the ventures

AI Forte Solutions

AI Forte Solutions is developing powerful digital identity and eHealth platforms for aid agencies and institutions, especially those supporting refugees and vulnerable people around the world.

Angular Materials

Angular Materials is setting out to become a global supplier of environmentally friendly, fibre-reinforced concrete for construction, recreation and design elements.


Asense is developing highly sensitive, selective and low power gas sensors for indoor/outdoor air monitoring systems through designing, manufacturing and integrating advanced UV-LED activated gas sensing solutions.

C³ (Clean Carbon Conversion)

C³ is a carbon utilization venture building sustainable technologies to manage carbon emissions efficiently, working with industrial carbon emitters to repurpose captured CO2 into value added carbon byproducts. 


The C.O.D.E. Initiative helps neurodiverse individuals and under-represented groups have access to equal educational opportunities by providing them with personalized education plans that are fitted to their needs and strengths.


FLIK is the first-female focused apprenticeship platform that allows female founders/leaders and female apprentices to browse each other, connect, and work together.


Informedin utilizes hardware-AI integration to monitor nutrients' concentrations and pesticides in smallholder farms, in order to help farmers increase yields of higher quality produce as well as reduce operational costs.


mugshare takes a systems approach to reducing single-use items by providing a convenient alternative to coffee cups that operates on a deposit-return system, enabling cafes to eliminate their reliance on disposable cups without sacrificing the quality of their customers’ experience.

Nautical C. Investigations

NCIS offers drone technology equipped with AI to fight crimes at sea in a sustainable, pragmatic and cost effective manner.


Samaritoken is a crypto token used by an organization, business or government to reward volunteers with a tangible asset that also records the volunteers’ time, effort or expertise on a publicly-verifiable blockchain.

Please welcome them to our ecosystem!

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