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Welcome to our new cohort of HATCH Ventures!

Updated: Mar 4, 2019




We just welcomed our newest HATCH cohort in January! Watch the video and read on to discover all about our new ventures and how e@UBC has helped them throughout their process.



In January 2019, our new cohort of HATCH ventures joined our collaborative startup community. The HATCH venture accelerator program was established in 2016 as a joint effort between UBC’s Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) and entrepreneurship@UBC. To this date it has served over 30 ventures.

For those involved in the program, HATCH provides more than physical office and lab space. The vision of establishing HATCH was to provide promising ventures with guidance, a community, and mentorship to develop and optimize their technologies and businesses. HATCH aims to provide entrepreneurs with the tools and guidance to succeed in the rapidly evolving entrepreneurial landscape.


Kerry Costello, COO of HeadCheck Health at the HATCH Makerspace.

“I graduated from the Sauder School of Business and I feel very lucky to be a UBC alumni. We had the privilege to go through a number of the different e@UBC programs when we were first building our business.” says Kerry Costello, COO of HeadCheck Health. “It became apparent to us that HATCH is another resource for us to tap into the fantastic mentors that are available and to reconnect with our network here at UBC.”


HeadCheck Health benefited in more than one way from the startup community at UBC. It initially started as a class project and has now partnered with BC Hockey League to effectively detect concussions in players.


The team behind Hubly, at the HATCH makerspace.

“Hatch was the natural progression to continue surrounding ourselves with other fantastic entrepreneurs and the mentorship you get from this fantastic community, we are thankful to have the opportunity to work with HATCH.” commented Oban Mactavish CFO of Hubly, who joined the newest HATCH cohort.


The team behind Barrelwise, at the Sauder School of Business.

The latest cohort welcomed seven new incoming ventures, spanning a vast array of disciplines such as computer science, chemistry, and medicine. Equally diverse, the ventures touch upon an expansive range of industry sectors, including a concussion management system, footwear intelligence metric system, and more.



For more information about HATCH and its ventures, please visit http://hatch.ubc.ca. Check out the full list of our incoming HATCH ventures below!



FTSY: FTSY matches the shape of your foot with key dimensions from a selection of shoes, to find the sizes and styles that suit you best.


HeadCheck Health: HeadCheck is software to enhance the concussion management of any sports organization through improved testing, documentation and reporting.


Zennea Technologies: Zennea is developing the first FDA cleared and clinically proven medical device solution for chronic snoring.


Hubly: Hubly provides independent financial advisors with the tools to simply and easily onboard new clients without wasting loads of time on duplicate processes.


Green Metrics Technologies: Green Metrics Technologies Corp. is a Canadian clean technology software that provides energy service companies with software-as-service solutions to drive data insights for energy efficiency improvements and minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for their clients.


Cuprous Pharmaceuticals: Cuprous’ technology is focused on developing therapeutics that can engage the immune system to fight cancer.


BarrelWise Technologies: BarrelWise builds tools that enable winemakers to practice their art more efficiently. Starting with the process of wine ageing,



Interested in following the progress of our newest cohort? Make sure you’re tuned in to our latest news and updates.




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