Last weekend, four teams of Conrad students took home major prizes at entrepreneurship competitions in Halifax, Manitoba, and Toronto. Enterprise Co-op teams pitched and won at the National Business and Technology Conference (NBTC) and the Ted Rogers Management Conference Startup Summit in Toronto.
On January 9, 2017, 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.
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.
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.