September 22, 2010

I met Robin McFee and Winnie Lai a couple of years ago when we were in the very early stages of forming entrepreneurship@UBC (it was so long ago that e@UBC was then called the UBC New Ventures Program!).

They immediately impressed me as two student / entrepreneurs who had the royal jelly to make something interesting happen.  I think Robin has been involved in three start-ups since we met (Clinicbook.ca being the third) and Winnie has been busy not only co-founding Clinicbook, but also running and expanding the Vancouver Student Entrepreneurship Association.

Clinicbook is an interesting start-up that is attempting to assist individual users of health care toward better access both primary care physicians (by communicating wait times) and dentists (by booking appointments online).  Think OpenTable but for doctors.

Winnie was recently featured in MacLean’s Magazine.  Check out the article here: http://ow.ly/2Ipw4

Recently I attended a UBC alumni event in Silicon Valley wherein six UBC entrepreneurial ventures were pitched by their founders.

It was impressive.

These entrepreneurs are undoubtedly on their way toward building great business ventures.  If they don’t have great success with their first (and I’m certain that some of them will) then they will down the line.

Take a look at this brief vignette – it tells the story of this trip and even features some of the entrepreneurs themselves!