After launching innovative social enterprises in a span of five years, iHub will collaborate with entrepreneurship@UBC to launch new ventures with students, recent alumni and faculty across disciplines in UBC.
From buying shares in farm animals to upcycling used chopsticks into home décor, six innovative local companies with a focus on using business as a force for good have been accepted into the one-year Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub (CCS iHub) social venture incubator program at the UBC Sauder School of Business.
When Victor Straatman arrived in Vancouver a year and a half ago, he was surprised at how inconvenient it was to buy grass-fed free range beef directly from local farmers—a process that was relatively simple in his native Holland. That’s when Straatman decided to bridge the gap between consumers and struggling farmers through Meatme, an online marketplace where consumers can crowdfund whole animals.
UBC engineering grad, Andrea Palmer's company Awake Labs is one of six social ventures joining the Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub, a one-year business accelerator program run by UBC Sauder’s Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing.
A technological innovation that could revolutionize autism care is one of six start-ups in a year-long accelerator program at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.