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: 

Monday, August 22, 2016

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

Opening shot from winning Product Video Showcase 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! 

Christina Tan, Eloquent Speaking

Andy Lee, Sienci Labs

Congratulations to the Product Video Showcase winners!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Outreach at Conrad: A July entrepreneurship summer program to remember

ITESM students visit the DMZ incubator at Ryerson

While most of the university experiences a summer lull in July, at the Conrad Centre our halls were buzzing with 43 undergraduate students from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). Located in Mexico across 31 different campuses, ITESM is one of the most prestigious universities in the Spanish-speaking world.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Conrad students pitch for $125K in the Velocity Fund Finals

HITCH logo

On Thursday July 21, nine companies co-founded by Conrad students will compete in the Velocity Fund Finals, a termly competition that brings together some of the most innovative and exciting student startups at UWaterloo to compete for $125,000 in funding. Companies founded by Conrad students account for nine of twenty companies pitching at the event. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

E Co-op students pitch for $15K at Midterm Pitch competition

Pitch winner Ali Toorani

On Tuesday June 21, Enterprise Co-op students pitched for several prizes of $5,000 at the Midterm Pitch Competition.

Monday, June 27, 2016

MBET student startup Suncayr wins JLABS @ Toronto QuickFire Challenge

Suncayr team (Andrew Martinko, Chad Sweeting, and Derek Jouppi) with $50,000 cheque

Suncayr, a sun-safety startup co-founded by Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) student Andrew Martinko, won the JLABS @ Toronto QuickFire Challenge this month. The win follows on the heels of several recent Suncayr successes both in the lab and on the pitch stage.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs: MBET students fund Kiva enterprises

Guofen, one of the entrepreneurs supported by Kiva loans

Conrad professor Margaret Dalziel, together with students in the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program, has contributed to the development of entrepreneurs around the world through Kiva, a non-profit micro-lending organization.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Conrad faculty members receive accolades for teaching excellence and scholarship

Mark Weber

Last week, Conrad faculty members were honoured with recognition from the Faculty of Engineering and the University of Waterloo for excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Student ventures awarded $35K in E Co-op Ignition Week pitch competition

Susanna Yu  with E Launch cheque

On Monday May 9, 2016, Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) students pitched their ventures to a panel of judges for the chance to win one of seven prizes of $5,000 in venture funding during the Ignition Week pitch competition.

Each competing student had five minutes to pitch and three minutes to answer questions from the judges.