Jenny Matechuk

(She, Her, Hers)

Events & Engagement Officer

Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation, Research & Innovation Office (VPRI)
Office: ADM006 (WK17)
Phone: 250.807.8142


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The Office of the Vice-Principal Research has partnered with Accelerate Okanagan to bring the Startup Basics program to UBC’s Okanagan campus. UBC students, faculty and staff are invited to register for the program at no cost and participate in a series of weekly lunch-and-learn sessions from January 18 to February 22, 2017.

Startup Basics was designed for people who want to learn more about developing a business idea and creating a startup and equip them with the tools and resources needed to accelerate their idea to the next stage of their entrepreneurial journey.

Sessions are presented by Accelerate Okanagan staff, Executive in Residence mentors and community partners. Each session is designed to educate participants on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup.

Sessions Include:

  • Session #1 – The Fundamentals
  • Session #2 – Positioning Statement and Minimum Viable Product
  • Session #3 – Legal & Accounting Basics
  • Session #4 – Business Model Canvas
  • Session #5 – Customer Discovery
  • Session #6 – Pitching

Date: Wednesdays from January 18 to February 20, 2017
Time: 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: UNC 334 (Jan 18 only) / EME 2202 (Jan 25 – Feb 22)

To register or find out more, visit:

Know someone who might be interested? Share the event on Facebook. Space is limited to 15 participants.