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e@UBCO Startup Sprint

February 2 - February 4

Startup Sprint February 2024

The concept is simple; start a company over a weekend! e@UBCO Startup Sprint is a weekend learning-by-doing workshop that teaches in an exciting, hands-on environment. We are excited to host this session in partnership with WeBC.
The program is FREE with meals provided but you must apply by Monday, January 22, 2024.
Spots are limited. This is an in-person experience that will be delivered on UBCO Campus. All applicants will be e-mailed with more details after applying. There will be a waitlist created should we reach our maximum capacity.



We will kickoff Friday with registration at 4:30 PM, workshop starts at 5:00 PM. Saturday starts at 9:00 AM with breakfast, then we will lead you through at full day of content and working on ideas with your teams and mentors. This is a full day with opportunity to work late, please mark your calendars. Sunday we start with breakfast at 9:00 AM and will wrap up around 4:30 PM.

e@UBCO Startup Sprint teaches entrepreneurial skills in an extreme hands-on environment. This program provides the tools needed to start successful companies. The program creates a living entrepreneurship laboratory on campus bringing the community together ranging from freshmen students to freshly-minted PhDs, Faculty, Researchers, Alumni and Community Members from all disciplines and backgrounds. Participants gain experience in cross-disciplinary collaboration, brainstorming and ideation, group productivity, ad-hoc leadership and decision-making under severe time constraints.

You’ll receive hands on experience with Brainstorming & Ideation, Lean Startup Principles, Customer Discovery, Customer Development, Mentorship, Prototyping, Pitching, and Networking.

  • Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2024 – Sunday, February 4th, 2024
  • Deadline to Apply: Monday, January 22nd, 2024
  • First Day Check In: Friday, February 2nd @ 4:30 pm PST
  • Location: UBC Okanagan Engineering, Management and Education Building

Secure your spot now and get ready to sprint towards startup success!


Who Should Attend This Event?

This event is for UBCO students, alumni, faculty and staff, in addition to anyone in the Okanagan Community!


About entrepreneurship@UBCO

entrepreneurship@UBCO offers a suite of programs aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and ventures at various levels of development. This resource is available to students, faculty, staff and alumni who are seeking to commercialize research, pursue a new venture, or build their innovation skill set. Participants benefit from training and mentorship support as they explore their start-up ideas, build connections within the Okanagan innovation ecosystem and develop the skills needed to launch a successful new venture.

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About WeBC

WeBC is a not-for-profit that has been supporting women business owners across the province for nearly three decades. Working with regional partners, WeBC has provided thousands of entrepreneurs with business loans and expertise, training, resources, and peer network support to help businesses grow and thrive.

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Accessibility Statement

UBC Okanagan is committed to accessibility and providing an enjoyable event experience for all participants. Should you require specific accommodation, please get in touch with us at


Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge the Syilx Okanagan Nation and their peoples, in whose traditional, ancestral, unceded territory UBC Okanagan is situated and whose land on which we will be gathering on over the weekend of Februray 2nd-4th, 2024.


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