Thursday, January 12, 2017

Enterprise Co-op startup wins third place in St. Louis University Real Elevator Pitch competition

Group photo at Met Square

All entrepreneurs know the importance of a good elevator pitch, but not many have the opportunity to deliver it to real investors in an actual elevator. That’s the exact scenario that Enterprise Co-op student Amanda Chan found herself in as a finalist in the St. Louis University Real Elevator Pitch competition.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Enterprise Co-op students awarded $2,000 in Product Video Showcase

Screenshot of the product video showcase winning video

Each term, the Conrad Centre invites Enterprise Co-op students to develop a 90-second video displaying the products or services they have developed during their E Co-op term.

Two students have been awarded $1,000 each for their submissions. Check out their videos below! 

Amanda Tan, Elementary

Leo You, Flexo


Congratulations to the Product Video Showcase winners!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Students pitch social enterprises to improve the lives of refugees in the Hult Prize

Team Epoch at the Hult Prize

On November 24, the Conrad Centre hosted the Hult Prize @ UWaterloo Finals, a cross campus social entrepreneurship competition which challenged students to develop social enterprises that will restore the rights and dignities of refugees. Ten student teams pitched their solutions, competing for a chance to represent UWaterloo at the Hult Prize Regional Finals.

Friday, December 2, 2016

MBET alumni recognized for startup growth and innovation

Andrew White

Several Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) alumni have been recognized this month for their efforts at the forefront of Canadian innovation.

CHAR Technologies ranked among top 20 most innovative Canadian tech companies

Monday, October 31, 2016

Enterprise Co-op students pitch for $25,000 in startup funding

Pragya Dawadi with cheque

On Tuesday September 6, Enterprise Co-op students pitched for several 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.

Congratulations to the winners! 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Outreach at Conrad: fall delegations

Catherine 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. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Conrad professor Shavin Malhotra receives SSHRC Insight Grant

Shavin 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 Extrave

Friday, September 16, 2016

Outreach at Conrad: IP and Commercialization workshops for the esteemed CryptoWorks21 group

Students 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.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Conrad welcomes new class of Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology students

Map of the world, with MBET students' country of origin highlighted

This week, the Conrad Centre welcomes the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) Class of 2017. The year begins with Ignition Week, a busy four-day orientation which sets stage for a dynamic and collaborative year through workshops, tours of the local ecosystem, and a group challenge.

Learn more about this year's class: