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.

  1. Nov. 7, 2017Howard Armitage, Conrad's founding director, receives the Waterloo Award Howard Armitage with Waterloo Mayor

    Howard Armitage receives the Waterloo Award from Mayor Dave Jaworsky. 

  2. Sep. 28, 2017Spring Enterprise Co-op ventures on display in the Product Video Showcase

    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: 

  3. Sep. 27, 2017E Co-op students pitch for $25,000 in Ignition Week pitch competitionRobert and James Graham-Hu, E Co-op pitch winners

    On Monday, September 11, 2017, Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) students pitched to a panel of judges, competing for several awards of $5,000 to fuel the development of their ventures this term. Each student had five minutes to pitch and three minutes to answer questions from the judges.

    Read on to meet the winners, and find out what is driving them to launch and grow their ventures this term! 

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  1. Nov. 6, 2017Styling confidence: Hair by Lassa grows in Enterprise Co-opLeslassa Armour-Shillingford

    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.

  2. Oct. 17, 2017Unlocking local knowledge: LUQL in Enterprise Co-opEnterprise Co-op student Danny Eng in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

    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.

  3. Sep. 28, 2017BETS Perspectives: Trying on a new role at sustainable fashion startup UnCo.UnCo team photo

    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

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