"Propelling social change through innovation and entrepreneurship"


Innovation Hub 2013



The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub offers a dynamic space to accelerate social venture growth by bringing together university resources, peer learning, and business networks. Our passionate community and collaborative environment define the program.

The vision for the Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub is to propel social entrepreneurship forward in BC, establish the province as a world class centre for social innovation and social enterprise development, and create a dynamic and supportive space for social ventures to grow.

The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub is designed for enterprises wanting to embrace social innovation while using business models to create impact in society. The accelerator program brings together early stage social ventures with BC’s social innovators, seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, faculty, alumni, and students to:

  • Accelerate the growth of promising social ventures and the impact they create
  • Increase the number of social ventures focused on tackling social and environmental issues facing our communities
  • Build the skills and networks of social entrepreneurs
  • Provide applied learning opportunities for the top students in the province and build the talent pipeline for the social enterprise sector
  • Promote economic, social and environmental change in BC communities

The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub is an accelerator program designed to support high potential social enterprises so that they create deep and long lasting social impact in their communities, the world of business, and society at large.

The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub provides promising social ventures with:

  • A co-working space
  • A workshop series tailored to the unique needs of social ventures
  • Access to knowledge capital from the Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing, the Sauder School of Business, and Entrepreneurship@UBC
  • Peer learning and support
  • Business coaching and advisory services
  • Mentorship from industry experts
  • A full-time student intern during the summer period
  • Opportunities for exposure and access to networks

 This program is made possible by the generous support of   Coast Capital Logo 473 x 141