Entrepreneurship@UBC sending Alum to Silicon Valley

Posted by Rob Lewis

Are you a UBC student or a recent UBC alumni running a tech startup? Check out this opportunity.

entrepreneurship@UBC is sending six UBC entrepreneur-founded companies to the Plug and Play Tech Center in California.

entrepreneurship@UBC invites UBC entrepreneurs, past and present, to join Professor Stephen J. Toope, UBC President and Vice Chancellor, along with Dan Muzyka, Dean of the Sauder School of Business; Tyseer Aboulnasr, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science; and a panel of local alumni entrepreneurs for a lively discussion on the role of universities in fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs and the opportunity to pitch their venture to an audience of venture capitalists, members of the C-100 and distinguished UBC alumni.

Selected companies will get to profile their business venture in front of a panel of venture capitalists and distinguished UBC alumni at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, California on August 31st. Each company will have 5 minutes to pitch their opportunity to a panel of investors moderated by Professor Toope.

entrepreneurship@UBC will cover travel and accommodation costs for up to two people per company (up to $680, based on flights out of Vancouver).

Interested companies can apply by completing the simple online form before July 31st.  The selection process will include a pitch to a Vancouver based panel in early August and successful candidates will be announced on August 10th.

entrepreneurship@UBC is a UBC campus-wide initiative led by the Sauder School of Business, the Faculty of Applied Science, the Faculty of Science and the University-Industry Liaison Office, in partnership with the BC Innovation Council.

Company:
BCIC
Website:
http://www.bcic.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

BCIC encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. We accelerate technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs. With our partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote company growth, resulting in jobs, increased revenue and economic development in BC. BCIC is a Crown Agency of the Province of... more


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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media Inc. and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can... more



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