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Opening Session Introduction with Kari LaMotte

Fireside Chat

Natalie Dakers, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board Director, Leader in the Canadian Health Sciences sector and Mike Hagerman, Managing Director, DirectorsEdge

Q&A

Natalie Dakers, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board Director, Leader in the Canadian Health Sciences sector and Mike Hagerman, Managing Director, DirectorsEdge

Introduction with Fraser Pogue

Ones-to-Watch (who is in the entrepreneurship@UBC pipeline)

Come and meet our newly minted Phase 3 ventures. These early-stage entrepreneurs have completed customer discovery, competitive analysis and problem validation.

 

Eight ventures from both Lab2Launch and CORE will be presenting, followed by Roundtable Discussions with some of our entrepreneurship@UBC alumni founders.

DECAP Research & Development

Speaker:  Ina Na

Champion: Jennifer Malti

Difinity Solutions

Speaker:  David Kim

Champion: Linh Li

Dream Photonics

Speaker:  Hossam Shoman

Champion:  Gabe Kalmar

Leafi Home

Speaker:  Will Wang

Champion: Graham Smith

Nautical Crimes Investigations

Speaker:  Dyhia Belhabib

Champion: Dave Taylor

ProState

Speaker:  Hamed Helisaz

Champion:  Cynthia Shippam

Total Flow Cannula

Speaker:  Hillary Pierce

Champion: John Barclay

Founder AMA

Speaker:  Michael Carlson, Founder of CarboNet

Proudly Unconventional is their tag line, join this session to find out why! Mike Carlson, a leading researcher at the University of British Columbia, founder of CarboNet and their Chief Technology, is a problem solver who developed exciting new technology that is helping preserve our planet's most precious resource: water.

Founder AMA

Speaker:  Ayissi Nyemba, Founder of Emkao Foods

Emkao Foods is redefining transparency in the chocolate industry. More than just chocolate: EMKAO is creating a more sustainable future for cacao farming. Founder & CEO Ayissi Nyemba is driving much needed change around sustainable farming and fair trade food production practices. Driving global change that can be felt at the social and economic level of local communities.

Founder AMA

Speaker: Doug Buchanan, Serial Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Roam

Serial Entrepreneur and entrepreneurship@UBC mentor, Doug Buchanan, has co-founded several successful e-commerce businesses companies, his latest Roam (currently on Kickstarter), is a skill-building game for kids with perks. Doug is not only deeply passionate about being an entrepreneur, he is equally committed to coaching founders on how to build and scale innovative online businesses that drive recurring revenues.

Introduction with Sean Lumb

Sneak-a-Peek (ventures raising in the next 6 - 12 months)

Ventures in this category are  building their roadmap. They have established a beachhead market, or have some partnerships. They have a rudimentary revenue model based on a proposed plan to market and they are working through financing and other resources to help fuel their growth. These ventures will be fundraising in the next 6-8 months.

Fourteen ventures from both Lab2Launch and CORE will be presenting, followed by Roundtable Reverse Pitches from a select group of Angel investors.

ABOZymes

Speaker:  Geoffrey Houlton

Champion: Karen Boodram

Amphoraxe Life Sciences Inc.

Speaker:  Fatih Birol

Champion: Jason Robertson

ApplyChance

Speaker:  Mahyad Aghigh

Champion: Paul Needham

Aqua Intelligent

Speaker:  Reza Rezaei

Champion:  Udi Daon

BioForm

Speaker: Duncan Acres

Champion: Gabe Kalmar

The C.O.D.E Initiative Foundation

Speaker:  Bahar Heravi Moussavi

Champion: Paul Needham

FLIK

Speaker:  Ravina Anand

Champion: Shannon Bard

GUD

Speaker:  Enzo Garofalo

Champion: Kyle Cheriton

NeuPeak

Speaker:  Anshul Porwal

Champion: Tom Urban

RhYme

Speaker: James Round

Champion: Michele Wallcraft

RiskMetrics

Speaker:  Tanner Geary

Champion: Dick Ballard

Soulect

Speaker:  Sara Amini

Champion: Wolfgang Strigel

Susgrainable

Speaker:  Marc Wandler

Champion: Kyle Cheriton

ThorTech

Speaker:  Roxanna Delima

Champion: Gabe Kalmar

Q&A

Reverse Pitch

Speaker:  Ali Ardakani, Novateur Ventures

Host: Sean Lumb

Reverse Pitch

Speaker:  Pieter Dorsman, E-Fund and Angel Forum

Host: Michelle Sklar

Reverse Pitch

Speaker:  Irene Dorsman, Women's Equity Lab and Angel Forum

Host: Chang Han

Introduction with Chang Han

HATCH Ready-to-Raise (entrepreneurship@UBC investor pitches)

 Ventures in this category are currently fundraising. Some of these ventures are currently in Phase 3 but have demonstrated fit for this group.  These ventures are in market with clinical trials and/or customers.

Nine ventures will be presenting, followed by Roundtable Reverse Pitches from a select group of VCs.

The HATCH Accelerator program is made possible in partnership with the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS). Some ventures in this category are pre-HATCH but have demonstrated fundraising readiness and are therefore included in this category.

BarrelWise

Speaker:  Jason Sparrow

Champion: Michele Wallcraft

Daanaa

Speaker:  Udi Daon

Champion: Peter Wong

healthQB

Speaker:  Guy Davis

Champion: Udi Daon

Matidor

Speaker:  Sean Huang

Champion: Michele Wallcraft

ShapeMeasure

Speaker:  Ben Blumer

Champion: Peter Wong

Skylab

Speaker:  TJ Rak

Champion: Jon Cartwright

 
 
 

11:00 - 11:05 am

Nyoka

Speaker:  Yamila Franco

Champion:  Lexcy Li

11:25 - 11:55am

Q&A

Join industry leaders & change-makers Natalie Dakers & Mike Hagerman in this Fireside Chat where they will share their thoughts around what has become foundational, practical and inspirational in their own venture building and professional journeys. The COVID-19 pandemic can act as a catalyst for change across many industries and institutions. But where do we need radical reinvention to be most urgently happening and how do we prepare the next generation of leaders to help us get there?

Founder AMAs

Whether you are an entrepreneur or an entrepreneurial thinker, the journey towards taking innovation to impact is rife with ups and downs. There is no straight line to being an entrepreneur. In these AMA sessions, you will hear from founders across different industries: Climate, Social Impact and E-Commerce. These sessions are designed as intimate and interactive discussions where we encourage audience participation right from the beginning. 

11:25 - 11:55am

11:25 - 11:55am

11:25 - 11:55am

2:10 - 2:40pm

2:10 - 2:40pm

Reverse Pitches from our Investor Community

Learning the “in’s and out’s” of fundraising is a key element of an entrepreneurs venture building journey. But even more important is building relationships with potential investors, as these are the champions that can provide guidance, open doors and provide valuable insights to navigate from what, when and how to fundraise. Join our Angel Investor Roundtables following our “Sneak-a-Peek” presentations. These discussions are designed to be intimate and interactive, candid conversations on how to build a fundraising strategy. What you need to know by industry and company stage.

2:10 - 2:40pm

Helping promising life science inventions get access to the best possible advice, are developed properly and reach patients worldwide. Novateur currently has investments in entrepreneurship@UBC alumni ventures Sonic Incytes, Aspect Biosystems and GenXys.

One of the longest serving angel networks in Canada with the goal of growing Vancouver’s early stage ecosystem through providing a platform for promising early stage high tech companies to connect with angel capital. Angel Forum currently has investments in entrepreneurship@UBC ventures BarrelWise and alumni Arbutus Medical.

Angel investing via teams. By investing via teams, E-Fund is able to do better due diligence, by leveraging the domain expertise of their investors and by providing post investment advice and connections to the companies they invest in. E-Fund currently has investments in entrepreneurship@UBC ventures BarrelWise and alumni Arbutus Medical, Sonic Incytes and Aspect Biosystems.
 

One of the longest serving angel networks in Canada with the goal of growing Vancouver’s early stage ecosystem through providing a platform for promising early stage high tech companies to connect with angel capital. Angel Forum currently has investments in entrepreneurship@UBC ventures BarrelWise and alumni Arbutus Medical.

With a mission to remove the structural barriers on how women access capital, Women's Equity Lab is helping women access the opportunity to make positive impacts on community and society to the potential for significant financial gains. Through early stage investing, women can gain the inside track and play a leading role in building innovative companies that are transforming society across a range of industries. 
 

3:40 - 3:45pm

Sonus

Speaker: Rob Rohling

Champion: Gabe Kalmar

3:45 - 3:50pm

Verdi

Speaker: Arthur Chen

Champion: Tom Urban

3:50 - 3:55pm

Zennea

Speaker: Rachel Chase

Champion: Udi Daon

3:55 - 4:30pm

Q&A

4:30 - 5:00pm

Reverse Pitches from our Investor Community

Learning the “in’s and out’s” of fundraising is a key element of an entrepreneurs venture building journey. But even more important is building relationships with potential investors, as these are the champions that can provide guidance, open doors and provide valuable insights to navigate from what, when and how to fundraise. Join our VC Investor Roundtables following our "HATCH Ready-to-Raise" presentations. These discussions are designed to be intimate and interactive, candid conversations on how to build a fundraising strategy. What you need to know by industry and company stage.

4:30 - 5:00pm

Reverse Pitch

Speaker:  Tom Boddez, Active Impact Investments

Host: Shannon Bard

Inspired by purpose-driven companies that have successfully launched, they support next level growth with values-aligned money in partnership with executive talent where needed. Active Impact Investments has investments in entrepreneurship@UBC alumni venture ChopValue.

4:30 - 5:00pm

Reverse Pitch

Speaker:  Jason Robertson, Nimbus Synergies

Leading early-stage financings in innovative and complementary health technology companies in British Columbia. Nimbus Synergies currently has investments in entrepreneurship@UBC ventures Zennea and alumni Arbutus Medical, GenXys and HeadCheck Health.

4:30 - 5:00pm

Reverse Pitch

Speaker: Kristina Bergman, Pender Ventures

A Seed/later-stage investment firm featuring a talented team of expert analysts, security selectors and independent thinkers who actively manage a suite of niche investment funds, exploiting inefficient parts of the investing universe to achieve their goal. Pender Ventures specifically focuses on technologies that move the world forward.

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Mentor Holiday Appreciation Social (by invitation only)