Welcome to Conrad

The Conrad Centre is an immersive educational environment for entrepreneurs. Located at a university rated the most innovative in Canada, in a region ranked in the top startup ecosystems in the world, the Conrad Centre is the academic engine for entrepreneurship, offering programs that are entrepreneurial by design.

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  1. Dec. 7, 2016MBET students win $25K for smart mattress startup at Velocity Fund FinalsMBET students at VFF

  2. Dec. 2, 2016Students pitch social enterprises to improve the lives of refugees in the Hult PrizeTeam Epoch at the Hult Prize

    On November 24, the Conrad Centre hosted the Hult Prize @ UWaterloo Finals, a cross campus social entrepreneurship competition which challenged students to develop social enterprises that will restore the rights and dignities of refugees. Ten student teams pitched their solutions, competing for a chance to represent UWaterloo at the Hult Prize Regional Finals.

  3. Dec. 2, 2016MBET alumni recognized for startup growth and innovationAndrew White

    Several Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) alumni have been recognized this month for their efforts at the forefront of Canadian innovation.

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  1. Aug. 25, 2016From customer discovery to Kickstarter: Sienci Labs in Enterprise Co-opSienci team at a maker faire booth

    Andy Lee's Enterprise Co-op term is coming to an end this month, but he and his co-founders at Sienci Labs are busier than ever with the launch of their Kickstarter campaign. The campaign aims to bring the Sienci Mill One, an affordable and user-friendly desktop CNC milling machine, into the hands of creative makers across the world.

  2. July 28, 2016Beachside business and entrepreneurship reads: recommended by Conrad professorsBooks recommended by Conrad professors

    Ah, summer! It's the perfect time for busy students and startup founders to take a break and catch up on their reading. Looking for some inspiring entrepreneurship books for your next trip to the beach, the pool, or the park?

    Conrad faculty members have got you covered with this list of their favourite business and entrepreneurship reads. 

  3. July 11, 2016Views from the Conrad Centre: Procrastinate on quittingHoward, John, and Chris with their bikes

    Howard Armitage, founder of the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Centre is, in my eyes, the Dumbledore of the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship

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Why entrepreneurship at The University of Waterloo?

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#1 Canadian University for VC-backed entrepreneurs


#1 Canadian university for unicorns (companies valued privately at $1B or more)

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#1 Canadian university for exits (company is sold/acquired or goes public)

*data from 2016/2017 PitchBook University Report rankings

Meet our alumni

Athena D'Amato

Athena D'Amato

Co-founder and Director of Operations, Angle Media Group

Everything in MBET is so deeply embedded in the real world that the entrepreneurial mindset becomes second nature

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