UBC student and alumni entrepreneurs invited to present in Silicon Valley

entrepreneurship@UBC invites students and recent alumni for an opportunity to present their UBC entrepreneur-founded companies to a panel of venture capitalists, members of the C-100, and distinguished UBC alumni in Silicon Valley. 

Six will be selected (three founded by students currently enrolled at UBC and three founded by UBC alumni in past three years) to profile their business venture at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA on Aug. 31, 2010. entrepreneurship@UBC will cover travel and accommodation costs for up to two people per company (up to $680, based on flights out of Vancouver).

The entrepreneurs will join Prof. Stephen J. Toope, UBC President and Vice Chancellor, Dan Muzyka, Dean of the Sauder School of Business, Tyseer Aboulnasr, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science, and a panel of local alumni entrepreneurs in a discussion of the role of universities in fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs.  Each company will have five minutes to pitch to a panel of investors moderated by Toope.

Application deadline is July 31.  The selection process will include a pitch to a Vancouver-based panel in early August.  Successful candidates will be announced on Aug. 10. 

To fill the on-line form, visit http://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g78c .  For more information, visit http://www.entrepreneurship.ubc.ca/2010/make-a-splash-at-silicon-valley.  For inquiries, contact Mark Mawhinney at info@entrepreneurship.ubc.ca or 604 250-9817.

entrepreneurship@UBC is a UBC campus-wide initiative led by the Sauder School of Business, the Faculty of Applied Science, the Faculty of Science and the University-Industry Liaison Office, in partnership with the BC Innovation Council.