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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.