New MBET year launches with Ignition Week

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New students in the classroom

This week, Conrad welcomes the new Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) full-time class to UWaterloo. The MBET program begins with Ignition Week, a high-energy orientation which lays the foundation for a transformative year. 

Sponsored by Gowling WLG, Ignition Week includes team-building activities, tours of local entrepreneurial hotspots such as Velocity, Communitech, and the Accelerator Centre, and a backyard barbecue with Conrad faculty and staff. The week concludes with an innovation challenge in which students team up and develop venture ideas to address a global issue identified by Conrad faculty. This week of activities sets the stage for  a collaborative and ambitious class atmosphere for the rest of the year.

Gowling WLG

Ignition Week activities generously sponsored by Gowling WLG. 

Learn more about this year's class:

International representation

The class is composed of ​66% international students, hailing from 16 different countries: 

  • Iran
  • Korea
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • El Salvador
  • USA
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Peru
  • Ghana
  • Bangladesh
  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam

International representation of MBET program


The class is composed of 35% female students and 65% male students.

Educational background

Icons representing different educational backgroundsEngineering / Computer Science / Information Technology - 47%      

Arts / Social Sciences - 20%

Science / Health Science - 15%      

Business / Management - 11%      

Other - 7%        

*Data per the September 2017 incoming class.