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entrepreneurship@UBC collaborates with Spring to deliver the 2020 Social Venture Incubator program

Strengthening Vancouver’s innovation ecosystem while maximizing impact


Vancouver, British Columbia, February 4th, 2020 - Today, entrepreneurship@UBC is excited to announce that we are collaborating with Spring to deliver our 2020 Social Venture Incubator program. This collaboration marks a new era for entrepreneurship@UBC, while strengthening the tapestry of innovation within Vancouver’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Social Venture Incubator program backs UBC founders with solutions to some of the world’s most prolific social, environmental and economic problems. The program cultivates social ventures from ideation to market, providing a unique opportunity for startups to create their venture with impact at the helm. As a world-renowned, top-tier university, UBC ventures have a proven track record of solving problems, with alumni of entrepreneurship@UBC including ChopValue, Aspect Biosystems, and AVA.

The 2020 Social Venture Incubator program will be delivered in collaboration with Spring, a global incubator, accelerator and advisory firm that helps impact entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ecosystem builders thrive. This collaboration leverages the expertise of both organizations providing first class programming that allows ventures to build businesses rooted in impact and global sustainability.

entrepreneurship@UBC is thrilled to work with Spring to deliver the 2020 Social Venture Incubator program. As leaders in the social impact space, we look forward to collaboratively supporting ventures that will transform the future of our global economy, while also strengthening Vancouver’s own dynamic network of innovation.

- Kari LaMotte, Managing Director, entrepreneurship@UBC


Spring empowers entrepreneurs to create a better world through impact ventures, and we can’t wait to further this through our new relationship with entrepreneurship@UBC and the Social Venture Incubator program. This collaboration ushers in a new wave of innovation in our community that will undoubtedly shape the future of our world through innovative startups built around positive impact.

- Keith Ippel, CEO & Cofounder of Spring

The 2020 Social Venture Incubator cohort will be announced mid February, 2020.

To learn more about entrepreneurship@UBC’s Social Venture Incubator program, visit our website or get in touch at social.venture@ubc.ca.



About entrepreneurship@UBC entrepreneurship@UBC is an initiative that propels UBC innovations out into the world through entrepreneurship and venture creation, providing UBC students, researchers, faculty members, alumni and staff with the resources, networks, facilities and funding they need to succeed.

About Spring Spring empowers entrepreneurs & entrepreneurial ecosystem organizations to build better businesses and change the world.



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