RBC Get Seeded

Apply. Pitch. Get Seeded.

RBC Get Seeded

What is the RBC Get Seeded Program? 
RBC Get Seeded is a seed fund program to help you get started with your entrepreneurial idea. It could be to help you build an initial prototype (either hardware or software) or to help you pay for the marketing/legal fees - whatever it is, we got you covered! 

How much is the seed fund?  
Teams can apply up to $500 in funding. Remember that this funding is NOT meant to help you sustain your venture. The Seed Fund is just to help you get started.

What qualifies as an "entrepreneurial idea"? 
An entrepreneurial idea is any solution that solves a compelling problem. It doesn't necessarily have to be a startup/venture. It could be a cool initiative you want to pilot - but want the funds to get started.

What does the process for acquiring the Seed Fund look like?

  • Apply now! Deadline extended to March 11th, 2018.
  • Follow through the application
  • List exactly what you need the funds for
  • After you've been accepted, you'll move onto Round 2, which is pitch night
  • On March 19th, the top 15 picks will be doing their 90 second pitch at the Gallery
  • The crowd will pick the top 7, and the top 7 gets seeded
  • RBC Get Seeded Hack 1: Get as many friends as you can to the event to support you. More friends you get, the better chance of you placing at the top 7
  • Important note: In order to qualify to pitch, you have to be a UBC student (undergraduate or graduate) i.e if you have a student number and pay AMS Student Fees, you qualify to apply!

Not pitching? Here's why you should come to the event

  • Support your fellow UBC entrepreneurs that are stepping outside of their comfort zone to make a difference!
  • Meet like-minded people (entrepreneurs and industry professionals) just like yourself
  • Find a co-founder or teammate for an idea that you've been working on
  • Find cool projects work on!
  • Build meaningful relationships, meet cool people and have a great time!

Why RBC Get Seeded?
More than the pitching, we're aiming this event to be a community building event where entrepreneurially minded people can come together, share ideas and have a good time! We're planning to hold this 6 times a year so we can continue to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship as well as build a strong connected entrepreneurial community at UBC.

Pitchers: Apply now!Spectators: Book your tickets!

Hey, I'm Will.

I'm a fourth year International Economics major with a background in user experience design, product management, and launching startups.

I love building things and designing cool products, like a bot that helps teams plan lunches, a card game that teaches kids the basic logic of programming, or a social enterprise that helps high school students launch new apps. I've also had the chance to work on some larger products as a UX Designer at Microsoft and a Business Analyst at Tumblr.

So grab a whiteboard, and let's chat about launching your startup.

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