The academic hub 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.


  1. Apr. 24, 2017E Co-op students showcase their ventures on video for $5K in prizesVideo pitch winner Gabriel Guerra Barrios

    At the end of every term, Enterprise Co-op students showcase their ventures through 90-second videos in the Product Video Showcase. This term, five students were awarded $1,000 each for their submissions. 

    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. This term's Product Video Showcase winners reflect that diversity. Check out their winning entries! 

  2. Apr. 7, 2017From one innovation ecosystem to another: reflections from the University of Edinburgh's Startup FestivalCatherine Bischoff speaks on the panel at the Edinburgh Startup Festival
    Catherine Bischoff, Associate Director of Outreach and International Programs

    I was recently invited by the University of Edinburgh to speak at its business school’s Startup Festival’17 in a

  3. Apr. 5, 2017MBET team SmartBandage pitches for $1.5M in prizes at Rice Business Plan CompetitionTeam SmartBandage

    Team SmartBandage, composed of Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) students Waqas Khan, Sohaib Imran Rana, and Vanessa Ferlaino, will compete with teams from some of the world's top universities for more than $1 million in prizes at the Rice Business Plan Competition in Houston, Texas, from April 6-8, 2017. SmartBandage is the only Canadian team among 42 finalists, chosen from nearly 750 entrants.

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  1. May 2, 2017Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology information webinarMBET alumnus Alex

    Learn more about the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) program by attending our live online information session.

  2. May 5 to 7, 2017Waterloo Equithon2017 Waterloo Equithon

    Math Faculty HeForShe initiative, the Equithon is a gender equity hackathon, centred on projects that promote gender equity, or social issues of your choice.

  3. May 26 to 27, 2017EngHack S17EngHack S17

    EngHack brings together passionate students for a two-day hackathon. Whether you're a first-timer or a battle-scarred veteran, all are welcome; ability doesn't matter, only your willingness to learn and have a good time!

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  1. Apr. 26, 2017The Science of Standing Out: Sienci Labs in Enterprise Co-opHippo modeled using Sienci Labs software

    “What sets your company apart from the rest of the competition?” This is a question that I’ve heard almost daily as a founder of my new venture, Sienci Labs.

  2. Apr. 13, 2017BETS Perspectives: Gamelynx has fun and gets things doneThe Gamelynx team

    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 16 week placements. In this post, Winter 2017 BETS students and BETS employer Gamelynx share how the program worked for them this term.

  3. Mar. 22, 2017Ambition in action: Vincent Can Cui (MBET '16) leads big data startup in BeijingVincent Can Cui

    The ink was hardly dry on Vincent Can Cui's MBET degree when he found himself signing the term sheet for his startup's angel round of $1M from a group of Silicon Valley and Chinese investors.

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