UBC students and grads are among the most brilliant innovators of their generation. But entrepreneurship is a resource-intensive and inherently risky undertaking that leaves many promising innovations to go underdeveloped – never to be tested for their potential impact in the real world. Why?
Attracting the early-stage support and resources required for success continues to be a persistent challenge. At UBC’s on-campus startup accelerator, HATCH provides high-tech entrepreneurs with creative spaces, leading-edge tools to build prototypes, and mentorship from seasoned Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and Executives-in-Residence who guide them through the critical stages of company-building.
Founded by UBC Applied Science and the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS), HATCH gives young high-tech entrepreneurs not only the means to build successful new ventures, but also the pipeline to turn those ventures into powerful economic drivers for Canada and beyond.