Mentor Corner: Meet Lexcy Li
Mentor Corner is a monthly feature highlighting the incredible contributions made by our mentor network to our venture community.
At entrepreneurship@UBC, we are privileged to work with a pool of 250+ mentors throughout the Vancouver and BC innovation ecosystem who invest their time, expertise and insights into growing the early-stage ventures of tomorrow. From entrepreneurial leadership development to scaling ventures across industries, our mentor network is fundamental to what we do here and we are excited to introduce you to them in our new monthly feature, Mentor Corner!
Meet Lexcy Li.
Lexcy has mentored with entrepreneurship@UBC since June of 2020 with both CORE and Lab2Launch programs. She has worked with a range of UBC entrepreneurs including the team at Nyoka, CanDry and Nano Tech Innovation. Lexcy has been involved in the BC biotech/tech environment for over 6.5 years, starting as a Product Manager with alumni venture Aspect Biosystems and currently with Precision Biomonitoring. Throughout her previous work experience, she’s always been passionate about providing the best possible outcomes and establishing supportive relationships. She enjoys working as part of a team or independently in a professional manner to achieve goals. Lexcy is a UBC alumni, with both her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science from UBC.
Learn more about how Lexcy works with ventures as a mentor, what advice she’d give to our community and the most important lessons she’s learned along the way.
How did you get involved with mentorship? What brought you here? What keeps you coming back?
I love innovation and being part of a thriving and collaborative ecosystem. I learned about entrepreneurship@UBC during my time at Aspect Biosystems and I reached out to e@UBC to explore ways I could be involved in this community. I wanted to share my limited experience and knowledge but mainly to learn from other mentors and ventures themselves.
“I love innovation and being part of a thriving and collaborative ecosystem.”
- Lexcy Li
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in your mentorship career?
Being very open minded and practicing active listening are key to communicating and building fruitful relationships with early ventures.
When working with early-stage startups, you have the opportunity to make a huge impact on the founders you are working with. What impacts have founders made on you?
The founders have made me realize and appreciate the amazing startup ecosystem we have here. Founders have also shown me one can learn something new every time one re-does an e@UBC exercise, and one can always improve his/her pitch!
“The founders have made me realize and appreciate the amazing startup ecosystem we have here.”
- Lexcy Li
If you could impart one piece of sage advice for our community, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and reach out to people in this community. Everyone I have met is extremely approachable and is willing to help.
What book are you reading? What playlist are you listening to? What is the app you can’t quit?
Thank you Lexcy for your expert insights and continued impact on our community!
Are you interested in joining our mentor network? Learn more here.