Introducing the 33 newest ventures to join our CORE Venture Building program!
Updated: Feb 2
Three times a year, entrepreneurship@UBC's CORE Venture Building Program welcomes a new cohort of ventures who are driving innovation through disruptive technologies, business models and trends. Ranging from agritech and AI to consumer goods and retail, these early stage ventures are focused on achieving product-market fit and preparing for investment and growth.
The ventures in our newest CORE cohort span from machine learning and apparel, all with incredible founders at the helm. This being said, we are pleased to introduce you to our first CORE cohort of 2021!
Meet the 33 ventures to join our CORE Venture Building program:
AcceleratePlus is a global firm that focuses on bringing affordable, accessible, and personalized resources to students to advance in their careers via mentorship by pairing them with highly skilled professionals in the workplace through our innovative technology.
Afro-hub Marketplace is a one-stop shop where consumers can conveniently access the products and services of black-owned businesses.
Alleviate Labs is creating a product that improves the way small businesses train/assess employee communication skills and provides safe practice opportunities for difficult conversations in the workplace.
Alterativ Design Lab
Alterativ Design Lab is an innovative design firm utilizing the altering power of design to facilitate a future where the natural and built environments co-exist in harmony.
Biome is an online platform to connect small businesses who seek to promote themselves based on their shared values of care for their community, their employees and the planet.
Blackhorse Education helps Chinese students overcome fears in speaking English by providing a safe environment and online learning community.
Bombshell Boxing creates high quality and environmentally conscious Canadian-made activewear for women in martial arts.
Brave New Grads
BraveNewGrads supports university students in early career exploration by offering a technical enabled recruiting platform that empowers students to transition from the classroom to their dream job through strategic course planning.
CM Global English
CM Global English provides an accurate and low-cost assessment platform solution that is easy to administer and user friendly, providing instant results and recommendations that ultimately improves productivity, student success, and graduation/satisfaction rates.
Detectelligence automates the entire design process for power distribution systems, eliminate delays and maximize efficiency.
Essentials of Medicine
Essentials of Medicine provides comprehensive, organized, accessible, and reliable medical education content that enhances your learning and retention, and prepares you to successfully write your exams towards successful licensure.
ImmiSearch provides a free, simple, and easy-to-use web platform to filter search and hire verified Registered Canadian Immigration Consultants.
Kamu Data is building a global supply chain for data that facilitates the reliable exchange of data between organizations, breaks down informational silos across industries, and fixes collaboration in data science.
Kloak Information Technologies
Kloak is building a digital ecosystem with solutions for individuals and businesses to establish and secure their Internet access, enable trustworthy networking, and provide mindful applications that meet 21st century needs with 21st-century privacy.
We help others succeed in payments through professional consulting services, outstanding IT solutions and superior customer services.
Limoo is an AI-backed mobile app that keeps users on track with a desired nutrition plan towards a healthier lifestyle.
Locality aims to seamlessly integrate local businesses into the day-to-day lives of ordinary people by creating a two-sided marketplace that connects locals and local businesses.
Meetable is an app that makes finding friends in university easy by matching first years with groups of like-minded students based on their answers to a personality quiz.
Meatme's vision is to connect local, regenerative farmers to families in BC and beyond through the delivery of healthy, sustainable and ethical meats.
Peerone emphasizes equitable education which includes ensuring access to affordable post-secondary admissions consulting services for any budget.
Sarcomere Dynamics, developing next-generation robotic technology to provide highly articulating, silent, and lightweight prosthetic hands, at a significantly reduced cost to the customer.
Scrapless is Canada's mobile food redistribution application that saves good food from going to waste.
Serene H2O provides a large scale individual recycling of grey-water accurately, that partially eliminated the dependency of rains so that the farms get adequate amount of water because the brand is focused on farms and saving water, both of which are necessary for the survival of human beings.
SiEPIC Kits is a photonics research and development laboratory, currently specialized in consultation services to various clients in the industry.
Stimulite company is changing the way we're able to manage the overwhelming and sometimes devastating effects of behaviour on persons with dementia, by providing STIMULITE an innovation that can compete against more costly alternatives and or medication.
Tabletop is for homeowners and smartphone users who are looking for a more convenient way to charge their devices, our tabletop charging tables is a new and innovative charging solution that combines Qi wireless charging and modern looking tables.
The Comfort Mode
The Comfort Mode is a loungewear apparel brand that stands for mental health.
TokyoMap360 is a Vancouver based sole proprietorship with a permanent team comprised of only the founder, that strives to encourage travel by reducing the stress and friction experienced by tourists commuting and navigating in a new country.
Torr Energy provides forested landowners with small-scale, low-cost, and portable upgrading of non-merchantable residues at source, turning their trash into cash (valuable bioproducts such as fuels and fertilizers).
UMaster is an online streaming platform with lessons delivered by India’s best in their native languages
VIS Tech is a brain health company focusing on connecting brain health assessment to resources for improvement.
YoungSkillz is a marketplace for parents to find STEM, life skills, creativity and other unique courses and resources for their kids
Placing real-time medical support and expertise in the hands of a provider in need.
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As one of the world’s top 40 research universities with 80,000 students, faculty and staff and over $650M annual research funding, UBC has long been a catalyst for innovation. Part of the Innovation UBC network, entrepreneurship@UBC supports UBC ventures and entrepreneurs to generate social and economic impacts in B.C. and around the world. To date, entrepreneurship@UBC has worked with over 484 ventures who have raised more than $1.38 billion in funding, generated more than $104 million in revenue and hired more than 919 employees, stimulating the economic and social landscape of B.C. while building anchor companies that have a global impact.
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