Meet the 37 new teams in our Spring 2021 CORE Venture Building program
Updated: May 17
UBC is a rich landscape full of intra and entrepreneurial thinkers ready to make an impact. Across faculties, backgrounds and disciplines like Arts, Business, Engineering, Law and Medicine, we see some of the best and brightest of the UBC community come through our program, working on the next wave of tech disruptions and innovations that will influence the world.
Our CORE program is for early-stage ventures driving innovation through disruptive technologies, ideas and trends. In CORE, ventures focus is on achieving product-market fit and preparing for investment and growth. Working with our team and pool of expert mentors, these innovators are set to be the next leaders in our ecosystem making their mark in industries like fintech and SaaS products to climate solutions and consumer goods.
This new cohort is buzzing with ideas, ready to make real impacts on local and global scales, capitalizing on the trends and societal shifts that will move us towards a better future.
We’ve been working with this cohort for only a few weeks now, but know they are already changing the game...
Meet the 37 new teams in our Spring 2021 CORE Venture Building program!
aDORMable is a dorm rating service aimed at providing students with the best residence life experience. We believe that university memories cultivate in the corners of your living space.
BARRET will develop and manufacture autonomous robots to assist with material handling in the construction industry.
Beanbag is a playground for amateur writers, where writing is made bite-sized and publishing is made easy.
Bee My Guest
Bee My Guest is the AirBnB for plant-based food, connecting hosts and diners to share stories, make friends and exchange culture over a home-cooked meal.
Cost saving, sustainable, long-cycle life forklifts powered fully by supercapacitors and convenient fast charging system.
Reimagining eCommerce for both Businesses & Consumers through building an efficient & super-fast operation platform.
Compoztech Innovations Inc.
Compoztech builds single-use beverage container products that are more aligned with a true renewable circular model.
DE Innovations Inc. develops and sells new consumer drinking products through the social media brand known as "Drunk Engineers".
A restaurant POS platform that handles everything from payment and ordering to analytics.
EFC is building an easy to use, one-stop platform for dog owners that are looking to find sustainable, trusted and healthy dog food options for their pets.
A one stop virtual learning platform.
Every learner should have a community to provide accountability, collaboration, and competition. We want to give every learner a community to learn and thrive in, for motivation and active commitment.
FinBits is developing an interactive game with bite-sized content to help Canadian youth gain financial literacy skills through a fun, social, and intuitive learning experience.
Eco-friendly digital bank.
Green Your Lab provides the tools for academic, industrial and healthcare labs to Go Green and reach their sustainability goals.
We help complex thinkers bring their ideas to new contexts through consulting, content development, facilitation, and training programs.
Eradicating the Black inferiority complex through building diasporic African identities.
Karenability desires to be a leader in the productivity space and the go-to service for customers desiring academic or professional accountability.
KooKoo is a one-stop service shop connecting customers to service providers as efficiently as possible.
Lurnweb is an E-Learning Marketplace where students and instructors can learn and teach any skill, anywhere at anytime.
We're changing the way people think about furnishing their home.
Vancouver tech start-up designing a posture-correcting software using computer vision to detect prolonged poor posture.
The Node Switch aims to provide an easy setup, minimal maintenance, affordable true smart light switch to all the homes.
Nutri Generator is creating a countertop kitchen appliance that can make soups, noodles and deserts where you can control the start time through your smart phone.
We make seaweed snacks sustainably harvested from the pristine waters of British Columbia.
We are Creating a Connected & Intelligent Wearable System to Offer Communication, Task/Schedule Management, Work Health/Safety and Productivity Enhancement tools to SME Heading into Industrial 4.0.
Peko helps consumers plan better and empowers local grocery shopping, therefore reducing food waste across the supply chain.
Promptu is a two-sided marketplace providing real-time discounting for business and same-day deals for users.
Quiver Games reconnects the gamer to the game through creating the first active developer-to-community creative network.
Scientia Quant Capital (SQC)
At SQC we accelerate the discovery and deployment of novel fully automated quantitative trading strategies for capital management, via the SQC Strategy Accelerator, a proprietary tech stack and pipeline that enables rapid identification of patterns in financial market data for exploitation into trading profits.
We help black owned businesses generate revenue by giving cash back to their customers.
100% Merino wool clothes for babies, children up to age 12, and women designed and made in Vancouver.
We connect residential and commercial building owners with the solar installers and financial backers to make the process of using solar energy simpler.
SpaceH is a platform to help people experiencing long distance relationships feel more connected - virtually.
Your waste is our resource - Our product converts waste into renewable energy.
Where knowledge grows- transparently sharing evidence based health information.
VanVR - Context for Content
Creating full virtual educational experiences-context for your 3D content.
Welcome to the new teams!
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