• September 2018
  • September 19, 2018 5PM, UBC CHBE 202

    Resources for Entrepreneurs in Vancouver

    Workshop series | Learn about resources for entrepreneurs in Vancouver, presented by [email protected], CDL and HATCH. Hear the story of Casemir Kuzyk, graduate of the IOB 2017-2018 program. Innovation OnBoard and APSC co-op office have some exciting news to share. Starting from this year IOB alumni can apply for the Entrepreneurial co-op program and work on their venture as part of their co-op term.

  • September 26, 2018 5:30PM, UBC CHBE 202

    How to Actually Make Stuff: Prototyping for Products and Instrumentation by Robin Coope

    Workshop series | Robin Coope PhD PEng, is the Group Leader for Instrumentation at the BC Cancer Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. He has over 25 years of experience in prototyping and early product development. His current work is centered around automated sample handling for genomics and other biomedical assays, as well as medical device projects in orthopaedic trauma and radiation oncology. He also mentors many biomedical engineering students in designing devices and apparatus destined for manufacture at BC Cancer's Joint Engineering Centre. Dr. Coope holds nine patents and two spin-off companies have emerged from the GSC's Instrumentation Group since 2012. RSVP

  • October 2017
  • October 03, 2018 6:30PM, UBC CHBE 102

    UBC Success Story

    Zack Eberwein, CEO of Embrace Orthopaedics | Two years ago Zack was a young engineering graduate with a dream to build things and change the world. Today, Zack is the CEO of Embrace Orthopaedics, one of the fastest growing UBC companies. Embrace Orthopaedics is revolutionizing your knee supports by introducing the next generation of athletic wear. RSVP

  • October 19, 2018 6:00PM, UBC CHBE 202

    Mentor and student mixer

    Mentor and student mixer | So you want to start your venture tackling an important problem, but don't know where to find the challenges? Or, perhaps, you are looking to mingle with industry professionals and fellow-entrepreneurs? Then the Mentor and Student Mixer is just for you! The night will consist of some ice breaker events such as "speed dating" sessions between mentors and students followed up by a networking session with full catering and drinks provided. At the sesion, invited professionals will share their ideas and challenges they experience in their industry.

  • October 24, 2018 5PM, UBC CHBE 202

    IP 101

    Workshop series | Learn the basics about intellectual property including associated costs, why you need it and why it's important. Learn how to properly read, understand and "go-around" the patent claims.

  • November 2018
  • November 7, 2018 5:00PM, UBC CHBE 202

    Hypothesis, Problem, and Solution

    Workshop series | Come learn how to test and validate your ideas, saving you precious time and money

  • November 14, 2018

    Registration Closes

    Registration | All applications after the closing date will not be considered.

  • November 14, 2018 5PM, UBC CHBE 202

    Competition Landscape & Competitive Intelligence

    Workshop series | If you are working on something and you think that you have no competitors, then there are two options: 1) you haven't looked enough 2) it is a problem not worth spending your time on. So, come and learn how to discover your competitors and position your venture to standout in the market.

  • January 2019
  • January 24, 2019 5:30PM, UBC CHBE Atrium

    Innovation Fair

    Competition - Semifinal | Compete against other teams for the top 5 spots and the chance to pitch before a live panel of judges. RSVP

  • January 30, 2019 5PM, UBC CHBE 202

    Pitching to Investors

    Preparation - Finals | Learn how to create a compelling presentation to convince unsure investors to fund your startup

  • February 2019
  • February 08, 2019 6PM, TBD

    Final Competition and Reception

    Competition - Finals | Dragons' Den style face-off before a panel of judges. Six come in but only three will be rewarded. RSVP

About Innovation OnBoard

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