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INCUBATOR

2021 COHORT

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Meet our 2021 incubator cohort! These entrepreneurs are all eager to dive in and develop their businesses. We are excited to see the progress they make over the course of the 8 month program. Business ideas range from furniture restoration to small-scale compost processing to recycled plastic e-bikes!

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Back to the Furniture

Mahbod & Rebecca | Vancouver

Minimizing waste, supporting refugees and artists, driving repair culture, and creating local employment by restoring and marketing used furniture.

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Build Green products

Damian | Burnaby

A wholesale broker of sustainable, 100% recycled content, building products and is partnering to bring manufacturing to British Columbia in a joint venture with Re-Plast Products and Paverreco.

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BYO

Priscilla & Angelica | Vancouver

A program that fights disposable culture by encouraging cafe customers to bring their reusable cups instead of using single-use cups for to-go drinks.

Carbon Wise

Elisabeth | Vancouver

Helping build carbon-negative houses and store BC’s carbon from the atmosphere.

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Compost ed centre

Kayla | Greater Victoria

The Compost Education Centre's Neighborhood Composting Program will create a decentralized place for people's food scraps to be turned into a nutrient-rich, carbon-sequestering soil amendment.

Cow-Op

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Derrick & Rachel | Duncan

Wholesale online farmers market connecting restaurant owners, grocery stores and value add food producers with local famers. Encouraging production of local food and local food security systems.

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Green Coast

Bryce | Haida Gwaii

Mini full circle plastic recycling centre that takes plastic waste and turns it into new goods.

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Junto's

Christina & Keegan | North Vancouver

A platform where community members can more easily connect to distributors and local suppliers of goods while striving to reduce packaging as much as possible by offering bulk portions and zero-waste packaging.

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Justo's craft dips

Justin | Greater Victoria

Provides a sustainable snacking solution, community food support, and creative flavours of your favorite dips through a returnable glass jar program.

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Safi Sana

Julian | Greater Victoria

A health food brand in Victoria, BC blending nutrient-dense, organic plants, algae (and soon fungi) into easy ways to brighten your day.

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Sandown centre

Jen | North Saanich

The Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture is a beautiful 83 acres of field, forest & wetland on the Saanich peninsula that serves as a hub to help foster the next generation of farmers, host teaching & research, offer community food growing, enhance biodiversity, and give lots of opportunities to fall in love with local food!

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Sharewares

Cody | Vancouver

Ending the world's single-use waste crisis with an advanced washing platform for reusable packaging that will be the new utility for progressive global cities.

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TBD

Jonathon  | qathet Regional District

Create a social enterprise store for redistribution of resources removed from the waste stream

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Stuff it

Michelle & Fay | Gabriola Island

Circular economy social enterprise that will reduce the amount of used fabric going to the landfill while at the same time preparing fabric for re-use, creating redesigned upcycled clothing, stuffed applications, and other useable products.

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Umobi

Rodrigo | Greater Vancouver

Developing micromobility vehicles (e-bikes & e-scooters) made out of recycled plastic.

2021 Incubator Supporters

The 2021 cohort represents our first year offering our incubator beyond the borders of Vancouver Island! Thanks to the continuous support from our Strategic Partner, Vancity, we were able to expand the geographic region of the incubator. Adding on to our expansion efforts was the amazing team at the Vancouver Economic Commission. With their support we were able to accept more ventures into our program, making this our largest cohort to date! 

Vancity is a values-based financial cooperative serving the needs of its more than 525,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka'wakw territories.

The Vancouver Economic Commission is is building a  prosperous, inclusive and resilient economy for Vancouver, its businesses and its residents by supporting local companies, attracting high-impact investment and promoting international trade.