HATCH, in the ICICS/CS building, is UBC’s incubator for technology-based startup companies launched by faculty, graduate/undergrad students, staff, and/or recent alumni. HATCH startups have access to 520m2 (5,597 ft2) of office, meeting, project, and maker space. Mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC) Entrepreneurs-in-Residence guides them toward market launch. Being in close proximity within HATCH provides an opportunity for newer ventures to learn from those that are more advanced.
Joining HATCH is often the logical next step for teams that have validated their business opportunity through the e@UBC Lean Launch Pad program, have been accepted into e@UBC’s Venture Builder program, or are otherwise ready to begin growing their venture.
Admission is through a competitive intake process, and technology-based social ventures are welcomed. Follow these steps and checkpoints to become part of the HATCH community.
UBC President Santa Ono raises a glass to HATCH during a visit on December 20, 2016. The water he’s drinking was purified by HATCH startup Acuva’s LED-based portable purifier.