ICE: The Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs

Startups by students

With support from ICE, students, recent alumni, faculty and staff can change the world through their own startup ventures.

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We're making space for you

ICE is now open for co-working space. Work on your idea, study, chat and meet other entrepreneurial-minded students.

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PlanIt - UVic's business plan competition

Congratulations to PlanIt winners Eric of TapCab and Mayank of nutTea Organic Energy Bar!

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All you need is an idea

ICE is an on-campus business incubator designed to help you take your business concept from idea to investor-ready.

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We're here to help

The ultimate goal at ICE is to increase innovation and entrepreneurial drive on campus and in the community. ICE has a large network of people ready to support your business venture.

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Engaging competitions

ICE holds three business plan competitions and two pitch competitions per year. You could win prize money to seed your venture or ignite your idea!

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From idea to investor-ready

ICE is for everyone

ICE provides on-campus incubator services designed to help students, faculty, staff and recent grads take business concepts from idea to investor-ready. ICE is an initiative of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business but is open to all faculties and business sectors, whether your venture idea is tech, social entrepreneurship, commercial or non-profit.

Social network

ICE connects you with mentors and prominant business community specialists from our local community. We also partner with other entrepreneur focused organizations to ensure that you have the support you need to launch a viable business.

Winning events

Business plan competitions PitchIt and PlanIt give you the opportunity to win seed money for your idea, while workshops and drop-in events give you access to mentor expertise and networking.