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. Oct. 13, 2016Outreach at Conrad: fall delegationsCatherine and UArkansas representatives

    It’s been an incredibly busy month for Outreach with groups from the U.S., Mexico, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand visiting to learn about the University of Waterloo's unique approach to entrepreneurship. 

  2. Oct. 3, 2016Conrad professor Shavin Malhotra receives SSHRC Insight GrantShavin Malhotra

    Conrad faculty member Shavin Malhotra has received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant in the amount of $133,132 for his project Gregarious, Sociable, Strategic: How Extravert

  3. Sept. 16, 2016Outreach at Conrad: IP and Commercialization workshops for the esteemed CryptoWorks21 groupStudents participate in a commercialization simulation with Lego

    This past July, instructors from the Conrad Centre provided Intellectual Property and Commercialization workshops to leading quantum and cryptographic researchers at the University of Waterloo. Through these workshops, researchers gained an understanding of the valuable (and patent-able) ideas they may develop and how they can validate problems to potentially arrive at a commercialization solution.

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  1. Oct. 22, 2016Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) ConvocationMBET Class

  2. Oct. 25, 2016Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology information webinarAre you right for MBET?

    Learn more about the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) program by attending a free, live, online information&

  3. Oct. 25, 2016Enterprise Co-op Information SessionEnterprise Co-op students at a pitch event in Toronto

    In Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op), students start and grow their own business while earning a co-op credit. E Co-op is open to students from all faculties with any type of business concept: no-tech, low-tech, high-tech, service, consulting and more.

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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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