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.
- 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.
- Nov. 7, 2017
- Sep. 28, 2017
Three Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) ventures have been awarded $1,000 each in the Product Video Showcase, a competition which challenges Enterprise Co-op students to create a 90-second video about their venture.
Check out the winning videos below:
- Jan. 23, 2018
The Arts and Business Society is proud to host stART-Up, for the second year in a row, an event designed to introduce Arts students to entrepreneurship & innovation within UWaterloo, and to introduce the entrepreneurship community to the Faculty of Arts.
- Jan. 26 to 27, 2018
- Jan. 26, 2018
Learn more about entrepreneurship at UWaterloo and meet David Rose, the Associate Director of Graduate Studies with the Conrad Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology.
- 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.
- Sep. 28, 2017
Conrad’s Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students (BETS) program is a specialized co-op program which connects first-year engineering co-op students with seed and early-stage startup companies for short-term placements. In this post, Spring 2017 BETS students and BETS employer UnCo. share how the program worked for them this term.
From the startup side
Kim Kirton, CEO