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?
Not pitching? Here's why you should come to the event
Where do you go after the event?
RBC Startup 101 Post Event Workshop: Open to participants and attendees alike, the Startup 101 workshop is designed to provide insights on how to take the first steps in starting your own business. The schedule of events and speakers will be posted soon!
Dates: November 13th & 14th
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.
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.