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My UWaterloo Journey

As a small town kid from Southwestern Ontario with parents having no high school diploma I was very enthused to be accepted to the well-respected University of Waterloo Engineering Program in 2000. My excitement quickly turned into panic when I scored 40-something percent on the dreaded engineering entry exam.

Welcome to the “Real World” – Devoid of 4-Month Rotations

After graduating this June, everyone keeps telling me “welcome to the real world.” And I’ve been trying to figure out what this so called “real world” is. How is it different? What does it mean? Am I ready for it?

Turning an idea into an e-boutique opportunity

 
 

Photos by Tanja-Tiziana Burdi for NOW! Magazine.

The Story of Matboard

The story of Matboard and More, like any good story, begins with love.  As unlikely as that sounds, the winding path to success for the fastest growing e-commerce business in the custom matting and framing industry originates with that most basic emotion.  Co-founders Mehdi and Reza Kajbaf, two University of Waterloo alumni brothers share their story on how it all came to be.

Brewing up opportunity over a cup of joe

I often refer to myself as an entrepreneur by mistake. When I started school at UWaterloo I had no idea that I would eventually start my own business. The turning point for me was when I experienced firsthand how powerful something as simple as a conversation over coffee can be.

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