Venture Building

The entrepreneurship@UBC venture building journey begins with the incubator phase. Whether you are building a science innovation, disruptive technology, social venture or climate solution, there is a an option for you.

Transform your idea to impact, today.

Applications for our Lab2Launch and CORE foundational Venture Building programs are open until February 25th! Learn more about the programs, below.




The entrepreneurship@UBC venture building journey begins with the incubator phase, helping UBC founders to execute on their ideas by intensely focusing on customer discovery, competitive analysis, problem validation and product-market fit. Ventures go through one of our foundational programs, Lab2Launch or CORE. In addition, we’ve developed two venture building streams, Social Venture and the Climate Venture Studio, as an additional layer of programming and community building to help teams in these areas navigate the nuances of their respective industries.

Ventures can be in the incubation phase anywhere from 5 weeks to several years, culminating with an opportunity to apply to the HATCH Accelerator program.

entrepreneurship@UBC incubates over 100 ventures annually, consistently producing skilled entrepreneurs with validated business models who are ready to take their venture to the next level. 

entrepreneurship@UBC's economic impact

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Lab2Launch program

For ventures pursuing the commercialization of a scientific advancement or technological innovation.

CORE program

For ventures driving innovation through disruptive technologies, ideas and trends.

    Social Venture stream

For high-impact ventures with solutions to pressing social or environmental problems.


Climate Venture Studio stream

For ventures tackling a widespread climate issue.

Meet our Venture Activators

Fraser Pogue


Shannon Bard

Climate Venture Studio/Social Venture

Paul Needham

Climate Venture Studio/Social Venture

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