Friday, June 9, 2017

Culturally relevant entrepreneurship: insights from the Colombian colloquium on incubation models

Catherine in Colombia

Catherine Bischoff, Associate Director, Outreach and International Programs

Friday, May 26, 2017

Meet the Spring 2017 Enterprise Co-op pitch winners

Areesha Khan

This month, Enterprise Co-op students pitched for five 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.

Meet the Spring 2017 pitch winners!

E Co-op Awards

The E Co-op Awards are available to students in Arts, Environment, Math, Science, and Applied Health Sciences. This term, there were two winners: 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Conrad launches sales course for undergraduate students

Kevin Hood

You’ve got a great product, but how do you get your customers to buy?

BET 430 Sales Fundamentals, the latest addition to the Conrad Centre’s slate of undergraduate entrepreneurship courses, will empower students to tackle this question head-on. All ventures, from non-profits to startups to mature businesses, need sales to survive. BET 430 takes a thorough look at the process and structure of sales, from a high-level understanding of the sales cycle, to the nitty gritty details of what to say when. 

The course will cover:

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Silicon Valley to the MBET class: more ambition, please!

MBET class at the Google HQ with alumni

Catherine Bischoff, Associate Director, Outreach and International Programs

Monday, April 24, 2017

E Co-op students showcase their ventures on video for $5K in prizes

Video 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! 

Siobhan Allman, Pockit

Friday, April 7, 2017

From one innovation ecosystem to another: reflections from the University of Edinburgh's Startup Festival

Catherine 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 session e

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

MBET team SmartBandage pitches for $1.5M in prizes at Rice Business Plan Competition

Team 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.