entrepreneurship@UBC Lab2Launch Venture Building Program


entrepreneurship@UBC’s Lab2Launch venture building program is for UBC researchers and scientists who are focusing on the development of a scientific or technological innovation which is unique, proprietary and difficult to reproduce, propelling them through venture creation, team building, investment and growth. 

Formerly known as the Life Science Incubator program

About entrepreneurship@UBC

entrepreneurship@UBC propels UBC innovations out into the world through venture creation, cultivating real world intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial leadership. Spanning ideation to launch to funding, the program connects UBC students, alumni, researchers, faculty and staff with industry experts to move their ideas and innovations to impact.

Consistently ranked among the top 40 research universities globally, UBC is a multidisciplinary pipeline for new innovations that become powerful economic drivers for Canada. With over $650M of funding for research annually and more than 80,000 students, faculty and staff, UBC is an invaluable spawning ground for high potential innovations and exceptional entrepreneurs.

Program Overview
entrepreneurship@UBC’s Lab2Launch program is for UBC researchers across disciplines (faculty, staff, students, recent UBC alumni) who are focused on the development of a scientific or technological innovation which is unique, proprietary and difficult to reproduce. The program provides research-led and high-potential ventures with the industry expertise, practical business training and deep mentorship to develop discoveries into viable ventures.

Lab2Launch works with venture teams and entrepreneurs answer the question “Is there a real startup opportunity here?” to help successful research innovations create a viable and thriving start-up company built around a commercial product or service. You and your team will join other ventures to undertake a four-phased program starting in Phase 1-3 as part of the venture building program to Phase 4, the HATCH Accelerator program, made possible in collaboration with the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS). Each phase culminates in a selection process for entry into the next stage.

Applications are open until August 10th. Apply Here

For More Information on the Program

Please find our Lab2Launch communications kit here with more information and social media/newsletter posts that will be updated regularly over the next few weeks with new content until applications close August 10th.

In addition, we are hosting a Community Town Hall, tomorrow, with Aspect Biosystems’ Co-founder and CEO Tamer Mohamed and Director of Angel Forum, Pieter Dorsman on “Finding Your Champion“, and will share more about the program and entrepreneurship@UBC. Please see the media kit with our event link, here