Reboot is not just a competition. It is a place to learn. It is a place to fail. It is a place to collaborate. We invite you to participate in this very unique opportunity that challenges your ability to explore entrepreneurship and take innovation to the next level. This event will combine elements like team structuring, leadership, story building, technical research, commercial assessment, business model development and pitch creation, and mashes them together into one epic personal and group contest to show off your finest business skills. Reboot offers students an intense competitive arena that puts them face to face with experienced, celebrated entrepreneurs and innovators in Vancouver to ignite their entrepreneurial spirit... And who knows, maybe your pitch is your next invitation into the startup business world.

Utilizing technologies developed at UBC science labs, teams will be presented with technological opportunities that have not been commercialized. Over the course of a weekend, student teams consisting of up to 5 members will engage in business planning and prepare a presentation. At the end of the intense weekend, each team will pitch their business to a judging panel of industry professionals and an audience of peers and invited guests. The judging panel will use a detailed scoring rubric and collaborate to decide on the winning teams. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams in the competition. 

Participants will be provided with a description of the technologies in advance and then compile a shortlist of their top picks. You will have the chance to work alongside students that offer a plethora of backgrounds and skills to create a dynamic team experience.

Check out the video from 2014 to learn more