The academic engine for entrepreneurs
The Conrad Centre is an immersive educational environment for entrepreneurs. Located within Canada's most innovative university, in a region ranked among the top startup ecosystems in the world, the Conrad Centre is the academic engine for entrepreneurship on campus, offering programs that are entrepreneurial by design.
- Feb. 26, 2018
The Hult Prize is the largest start-up program in the world for early-stage social ventures, and once again, Waterloo student teams are advancing to regional competitions. Their challenge: build a scalable, sustainable social enterprise that harnesses the power of energy to transform the lives of 10 million people by 2025.
- Jan. 30, 2018
This month, Enterprise Co-op students pitched for five prizes of $5,000 at the Ignition Week pitch competition. Each competing student had five minutes to pitch their venture to a panel of judges, followed by a three-minute question period.
- Dec. 1, 2017
On November 29, the Conrad Centre hosted the Hult Prize @ UWaterloo Finals, a cross-campus social entrepreneurship competition which challenged students to develop social enterprises that harness the power of energy for 10 million people. Eight student teams pitched their solutions, competing for a chance to represent UWaterloo at the Hult Prize Regional Finals.
- Mar. 21, 2018
Learn about the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) program by attending our live online information session.
- Mar. 22, 2018
- Mar. 22, 2018
Join us at ConradConnect Live for candid conversations with real entrepreneurs, and casual networking with entrepreneurial students and members of the local ecosystem.
- Jan. 19, 2018
Young entrepreneurs often seek a Mentor, but what they should be looking for is a Tormentor.
- Nov. 6, 2017
Leslassa Armour-Shillingford never set out to be a hairstylist—but when more and more friends started asking her to do their hair in first year, she stumbled upon a huge demand in the KW region for stylists with expertise in kinky-curly hairstyles.
- Oct. 17, 2017
The best travel moments usually happen off-the-beaten path, when you stumble upon a hidden gem or visit a cool spot based on a local’s tip.