HATCH Accelerator

HATCH, in the ICICS/CS building, is UBC’s accelerator for technology-based startup companies launched by faculty, graduate/undergrad students, staff, and/or recent alumni. HATCH startups have access to 980 m2 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 e@UBC’s Lean Launch Pad market validation program, or are otherwise ready to begin growing their venture.

Admission is through a competitive intake process, and technology-based social ventures are welcomed. Become part of the HATCH community.




UBC President Santa Ono raises a glass to HATCH during a visit. The water he’s drinking was purified by HATCH startup Acuva’s LED-based portable purifier.