Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Nairobi to Waterloo: Jamii virtual incubator challenge winners visit Conrad

David Rose with students

In 2015, the Jamii virtual incubation platform, developed by Conrad researchers, launched its first cohort in collaboration with Strathmore University in Nairobi.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

BET 420 integrates Hult Prize for real-world social entrepreneurship experience

Hult Prize logo

To learn entrepreneurship, you must experience it. This fall, BET 420 Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility takes this philosophy to the next level by integrating the Hult Prize challenge directly into the course. BET 420 gives students the opportunity to apply their classroom learning to a real-world context, while taking part in a global effort to address the planet's most pressing problems through social entrepreneurship.

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